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Chooch’s Three-Hit Day Leads Phillies Past Marlins

Phillies SP Cole Hamels went seven innings, allowing one run for his 17th win of the season. He ended the year with a 3.05 ERA. (Photo by Jason Arnold/Getty Images)

Phillies 4, Marlins 1
WP – Cole Hamels (17-6, 3.05)
LP – Nathan Eovaldi (4-13, 4.30)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (38)

MIAMI — The Phillies are on a mission to end their season on a high note.

With a 4-1 win over the Marlins, the Phillies put themselves at one game above .500. If they can win two in Washington, that will give them 83 wins and a winning season.

Cole Hamels capped off a tremendous season with a seven innings of one-run ball. The left-hander fanned eight, surrendering only one run on five hits and a walk.

Hamels finished the season with a career-high in wins with 17 as well as a career-high 216 strikeouts. To go along with that, Hamels finished with a 3.05 ERA and 215 1/3 innings pitched.

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Phillies Walk-Off Again vs Rockies

Phillies 2B Chase Utley scores on Ryan Howard’s two-run double in the 3rd inning. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

Phillies 3, Rockies 2
WP – Jonathan Papelbon (5-6, 2.56)
LP – Matt Belisle (3-6, 3.08)

PHILADELPHIA — Late-inning drama has become the Phillies forte as of late, and it’s become a bit of a pest to the Rockies.

For the second time this series, the Rockies blew an early 2-0 lead, only to be walked-off, and again the final score being 3-2 in favor of the Fightins.

Rockies catcher Wilton Rosario had a problem handling pitches all day and it hurt the Rockies in the end.

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Hamels Scratched From Start; Tyler Cloyd To Debut

IronPigs starter Tyler Cloyd gets ready to pitch back in May for the IronPigs. (Photo by John Russo/Team To Beat)

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies left-handed ace Cole Hamels has a gastrointestinal illness and will not be able to start tonight for the Phillies against the Mets.

The Phillies selected the contract of right-hander Tyler Cloyd from Lehigh and he will make his Major League debut tonight.

Cloyd, 25, is 12-1 with a 2.35 ERA and a league-best 1.01 WHIP in 22 starts with Lehigh. He was named the International League pitcher of the year.

Cloyd’s fastball tops out at around 89-90 MPH and he uses his accuracy to get hitters out. It worked in Triple-A, but the Phillies are interested in seeing if it will work in the Majors.

Hamels Extends Shut Out Streak; Blanks Marlins

Phillies SP Cole Hamels pitched his second straight complete game shut out, expanding his streak to 22 innings. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Phillies 4, Marlins 0
WP – Cole Hamels (13-6, 2.91)
LP – Nathan Eovaldi (3-8, 4.28)

MIAMI — Cole Hamels is in a zone.

The Phillies left-hander, who is still fresh off inking a six-year extension, showed his worth in another shut out performance in a 4-0 win over the Marlins.

Hamels was nearly unhittable, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out five. He threw 113 pitches, an astounding 85 for strikes. He expanded his shut out streak to 22 innings.

Hamels kept the Marlins hitters at bay, who didn’t have an answer for the Phillies offense tonight.

An RBI double by Chase Utley got things rolling in the 3rd inning. Juan Pierre scored later in the inning on an error by Miami third baseman Greg Dobbs to make it 2-0.

The Phils scored twice more in the game. In the 4th, Pierre hit an RBI triple to make it 3-0 and then Erik Kratz’s sacrifice fly in the 7th made it a 4-0 game.

2B: Utley (5), Mayberry (17). 3B: Pierre (5).

Boxscore.

Hamels, Phillies Shut Out Braves

Phillies SP Cole Hamels dominated the Braves for his first complete game shutout of the season. He allowed only five hits and struck out six to improve to 12-6 on the year. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

Phillies 3, Braves 0
WP – Cole Hamels (12-6, 3.14)
LP – Mike Minor (6-8, 4.95)

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies scored three runs in the 1st inning, which is all the run support Cole Hamels would get and need.

Hamels pitched his first shutout of the season in the Phillies 3-0 win over the Braves, snapping a four-game losing streak to Atlanta.

Jimmy Rollins and Domonic Brown led off the bottom of the 1st with back-to-back doubles to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. Two batters later, Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer to left center to give the Phillies the 3-0 lead.

It enabled Hamels to coast the rest of the game, throwing 78 of his 111 pitches for strikes. Hamels allowed only five hits all game, striking out six to improve to 12-6 on the season.

Phillies catcher Erik Kratz stayed hot, going 2-for-3 with a double in the win.

2B: Rollins (24), Brown (2), Kratz (5). HR: Howard (5).

Boxscore.

McCann Homers Against the Phillies Again; Braves Win 6-1

Braves 6, Phillies 1
WP – Ben Sheets (3-0, 0.50)
LP – Cole Hamels (10-5, 3.31)

ATLANTA — Brian McCann has played in six games against the Phillies. McCann has also homered in all six games against the Phillies.

A three-run blast in the 5th inning gave the Braves a commanding 5-1 lead, enabling starter Ben Sheets to cruise to his third win of the season. The Braves won, 6-1, snapping the Phillies’ four-game winning streak.

Cole Hamels was horrible in his first start since being extended by the Phillies. He gave up a career-high six walks as well as threw more balls (56) than strikes (53).

His accuracy was an issue early, and it wasn’t until McCann smacked a three-run shot that the control issues became a big problem. Hamels was done after five, allowing five runs, three earned, on four hits and six walks while striking out seven.

2B: Victorino (17), Ruiz (27), Rollins (23).

Boxscore.

Series Preview: at Atlanta Braves

PHI: 45-54, 5th in NL East; ATL: 54-44, 2nd in NL East

When: July 27-29
Where: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA)

Probable Pitchers
Friday: Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.23) vs Ben Sheets (2-0, 0.00)
Saturday: Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.70) vs Mike Minor (5-7, 5.49)
Sunday: Roy Halladay (4-5, 4.32) vs Tim Hudson (9-4, 3.71)

Broadcast Info
Friday, 7:35, CSN
Saturday, 7:10, CSN
Sunday, 1:35, PHL 17
All Games on 94.1 FM

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Phillies Extend Cole Hamels to Six-Year Deal

Phillies SP Cole Hamels. (Photo by Miles Kennedy/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA — All is well in Philadelphia.

The Phillies have signed their home grown starting pitcher Cole Hamels to the richest deal in Philadelphia history, a six-year, $144 million deal announced by general manager Ruben Amaro.

The contract will also include a vesting option for a seventh year, jumping the contract’s value up to $160 million. It also has a limited no-trade clause.

The 28-year-old is having another fine season, posting an 11-4 record with a 3.23 ERA in 19 starts this season.

There will be a press conference at noon to announce the extension.

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Giants Win in Extras; Beat Phillies In Possibly Hamels’ Last Start At Home

Giants 6, Phillies 5
WP – Sergio Romo (3-1, 0.64)
LP – Jonathan Papelbon (2-4, .349)
SV – Santiago Casilla (24)

PHILADELPHIA — Gregor Blanco knew he messed up the suicide squeeze.

What could have been the go-ahead run, Blanco whiffed on a suicide squeeze that could have scored Buster Posey and given the Giants a 6-5 lead. But Posey was caught dead in his tracks and the rally ended.

Blanco made up for it in the 10th inning, driving in Melky Cabrera with an RBI single, giving the Giants the 6-5 win.

What was billed to be a pitcher’s battle turned into a bit of a slugfest between Cole Hamels and Matt Cain.

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Game 95: Phillies Cole Hamels vs Giants Matt Cain the Only Story

Phillies SP Cole Hamels. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

PHILADELPHIA — Centered around the Phillies season is Cole Hamels.

With the team in the middle of its worst season in over a decade, retaining Hamels is their focus. With the Giants in town today, another player being the indirect focus during these contract negotiations will pitch against Hamels today.

Matt Cain, whose contract is what the Phillies will base their contract off of, will face Hamels today on National TV, a 4:05 game on FOX.

Let’s look at what these two pitchers have done this season:

  • Hamels: 18 starts, 11-4 record, 3.07 ERA, 125 strikeouts, 1.087 WHIP.
  • Cain: 18 starts, 10-3 record, 2.56 ERA, 124 strikeouts, 0.955 WHIP.

Cain, 27, also has a perfect game and two shutouts under his belt this season while Hamels, 28, has none. Cain’s 0.955 WHIP is also the lowest in the Majors.

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