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Hamels looks sharp after settling in

Cole Hamels was throwing fire in Cincy this past Monday. Though that wasn’t the case tonight against the Marlins, he still looked sharp in the final four innings of his second start coming off a shoulder injury.

Unfortunately for the rest of the pitching, their nights didn’t go as well. The Marlins jumped all over Antonio Bastardo and David Herndon, winning in come-from-behind fashion, 8-4.

After Bastardo lost two batters he was ahead on by walking them, he was pulled in favor of Herndon. Herndon served up three meatball pitches to Gabby Sanchez for a three-run homer and to Mike Cameron and Greg Dobbs for a pair of solo shots as the Marlins took the 8-4 lead.

But back to Hamels. The left-hander was hit hard in the 2nd and 3rd innings before settling in and seemingly cruising to another winning decision. Cameron hit his first home run of the night off Hamels in the 2nd, a two-run shot. The following inning, Mike Stanton hit a laser out of the yard to tie the game at three.

Wilson Valdez had a two-run triple for the Phillies, highlighting their offense. Hamels has a nice two-hit night at the plate, driving in a pair of runs.

2B: Howard (27). 3B: Valdez (4).

WP: Mujica (9-5). LP: Bastardo (6-1).

Boxscore.

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