Is there a pitcher that gets less run support than Cole Hamels? Once again the Phillies offense failed to show up in support of their star pitcher. Hamels pitched another great game only giving up one run over eight innings of work. The Phillies were one hit by Mets starter R.A. Dickey in a 1-0 loss Friday night.
Cole Hamels pitched another stellar game for the Phillies but still ended up in the loss column. Hamels pitched eight strong innings of one run ball with two walks and eight strikeouts. The lone run resulted from an RBI double by Carlos Beltran in the sixth inning. It was the second consecutive 1-0 loss that Hamels suffered at the hands of the Mets. Hamels rarely sees run support from his offense. In his last 10 starts, he has only received four decisions only one of them being a win. This loss drops his record 7-9 on the year but has lowered his ERA to 3.33 on the season.
The Phillies offense has non-existant tonight. Dickey pitched a complete game one-hit shutout and stifled hitters all night long. The only Phillies hit was recorded by Hamels. He was trying to support his own cause since nobody else seemed to want to. The knuckleballer Dickey had the Phillies hitters off balance all night on his way to a seven strikeout performance. It’s very perplexing since the Phillies dominated Dickey last Sunday and chased him from the game early. They made Dickey look like a Cy Young type pitcher with tonight’s performance.
Citi Field hasn’t been kind to the Phillies so far this season. They have been shutout in four consecutive games, failing to score in the last 36 innings. It was the second time this season that a Phillies pitcher threw a complete game and still ended up with the loss. The same fate happened to Roy Halladay on May 18th against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It just seems to be a recurring theme with the lack of run support for Hamels. He has pitched outstanding this season and has proved that he has regained his ace form. The Phillies should stand a better chance in tomorrow’s contest with Roy Halladay taking the hill against recalled Mets pitcher Pat Misch. Let’s hope the offense shows up for that one.
WP: Dickey (8-5). LP: Hamels (7-9).