July 10, 2012 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The lockers of Cole Hamels and Clayton Kershaw were next to one another in the National League clubhouse, and Kershaw wasted no time throwing a recruiting pitch at Hamels. "You'd look good in Dodger blue," Kershaw told him. Hamels, the premier pitcher eligible for free agency, grew up in San Diego. He said he would be interested in the Dodgers or Angels, although he was not so sure the Angels would be interested in him. PHOTOS: 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game "The Angels are pretty set, aren't they?"
June 5, 2009 |
What happened to Cole Hamels? From the Dodgers' vantage point, absolutely nothing. The Dodgers couldn't hit him last October, they couldn't hit him last month in Philadelphia and they certainly couldn't hit him Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, as they fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-0, in the opening game of a four-game series.
September 18, 2009 |
Cole Hamels took a perfect game into the sixth inning, masterfully using his changeup while matching a season high with 10 strikeouts and leading the Phillies to a 4-2 win over the Nationals on Thursday. Hamels (10-9) gave up one run and five hits in eight innings. He even chipped in with an opposite-field RBI single to help the NL East-leading Phillies win their fifth straight game. Brad Lidge got his 30th save in 40 chances. -- associated press
October 10, 2010 |
For the third time in three seasons, the Philadelphia Phillies will be playing for a National League pennant. They made sure of that Sunday, riding a complete-game shutout from left-hander Cole Hamels to a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds to complete an impressive three-game sweep of the NL division series. The Phillies, winners of the last two league championships, will go for a third straight beginning Saturday in Philadelphia, where they will face the winner of the San Francisco-Atlanta division series.
September 12, 2009 |
at Philadelphia 4, New York 2: Cole Hamels pitched 6 2/3 effective innings and the Phillies' new-look bullpen got the last seven outs. Ryan Madson, replacing Brad Lidge as closer, recorded his seventh save in 12 chances. Atlanta 1, at St. Louis 0: Jair Jurrjens worked eight scoreless innings, and the Braves ended Joel Pineiro's eight-game winning streak dating to July 3. at Houston 9, Pittsburgh 1: Carlos Lee and Lance Berkman homered, and the Astros won for the 11th time in their last 15 home games.
October 19, 2010 |
When the time came for Matt Cain to step into the national spotlight, he was ready. Before scaling to what he would call the peak of his major league career, Cain had endured six years of minimal run support from a light-hitting San Francisco Giants lineup. He was hardened by the countless no-decisions and one-run losses responsible for his sub-.500 career record. So when Manager Bruce Bochy ran out to the mound at a crucial juncture of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday and looked into Cain's eyes, he said he figured he wouldn't see any doubt.
January 19, 2009 |
Pitcher Cole Hamels signed a three-year, $20.5-million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, keeping the 25-year-old World Series most valuable player with the club through the 2011 season and avoiding an arbitration hearing. Hamels was 4-0 in the postseason with a 1.80 earned-run average to help the Phillies win their first World Series since 1980.
October 20, 2009 |
Bow-WOW! I thought we were past this, but now we've got the Choking Dogs showing us a new trick, rolling over and playing dead. The Phillies have the momentum, the home-field advantage for the clincher, last year's World Series MVP Cole Hamels on the mound, and Cliff Lee ready to go next if needed. OK, so things are looking a bit bleak. "They'll show up," Manager Joe Torre countered, and if he's talking about George Sherrill and Jonathan Broxton , forget it, the Dodgers are goners.
September 2, 2009 |
Cole Hamels pitched a two-hitter, Ryan Howard drove in the only run with a fourth-inning double and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants, 1-0, Tuesday night. Hamels (8-8) struck out nine and walked one in his fourth career shutout and second this season. The left-hander extended his scoreless-innings streak to 19, tying a career best, and won for the first time since July 28 against Arizona. The Giants dropped a game behind Colorado in the wild-card race.
November 1, 2009 |
If the Philadelphia Phillies lose this World Series, the autopsy will pinpoint one pitch. Cole Hamels threw it. Andy Pettitte hit it. The pitcher, off the pitcher. Hamels, the golden child of last year's playoffs, a mere mortal now. Here's the pitch: Fifth inning, Phillies leading, Hamels cruising. The Yankees, the mighty Yankees, had all of two hits at that point. One on and one out, with Pettitte at the plate. Hamels assumed bunt. He looped a 73-mph curve over the plate.