Hamels, Phillies Shut Out Braves
August 7, 2012
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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).