Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hamels strikeouts nine in 2-0 win

Cole Hamels continued his dominant season last night, out-dueling Hiroki Kuroda for a 2-0 victory and the series win.

Hamels improved to 8-2 on the season with a 2.58 ERA and has been arguably the most consistent Phillies' starter.

He tossed eight shutout innings, striking out nine and allowing six hits and no walks.

Ryan Howard ended the Phils' homerless streak with a solo shot in the sixth, his thirteenth of the season, and Domonic Brown tacked on an RBI in the seventh.

Ryan Madson shut the door, picking up his 14th save of the season in the process.

The offense continues to sputter, and it appears this is what we're in store for throughout the season. Sure, they are most likely good enough to take the division, but a repeat performance of last year's postseason is a legitimate concern. They may have a hard time competing against some of the top NL teams, let alone a squad as loaded as the Boston Red Sox.

The lineup may get a boost tonight as Charlie Manuel indicated that Jimmy Rollins may be back at the top for the series opener against the Cubs. Here's a look at the probables:

Tonight: Randy Wells (1-1 5.74) vs. Kyle Kendrick (3-4 3.78)

Friday: Carlos Zambrano (5-2 3.98) vs. Roy Halladay (8-3 2.56)

Saturday: Matt Garza (2-5 4.07) vs. Cliff Lee (5-5 3.62)

Sunday: Doug Davis (0-5 6.38) vs. Roy Oswalt (3-4 3.05)

No comments:

Post a Comment