Cole HamelsI got hung up at work and didn’t make it home for the start of the Phillies game. When I got in it was the third inning. The Phillies were tied with the Nationals, 0-0.

Since then, the Phillies have taken the lead, 3-0. But the story has been Cole Hamels.

Hamels has faced 13 batters. One singled. One popped up to first on a bunt attempt.

The rest have struck out.

Hamels has 11 strikeouts, and all of them came after the second inning.

That’s 12 outs, 11 of them strikeouts.


UPDATE: Hamels just struck out one more. He has a total of 12 strikeouts through seven innings.

Oh, and Aaron Rowand just made a catch that should be up on YouTube in the next 30 seconds. So filthy.

UPDATE UPDATE: Manuel let Hamels hit with two outs and the bases loaded, then brought him back out for the eighth innning. In the eighth, Hamels gave up a double, then induced two popups before recording his 13th strikeout to end the inning.

The Phils went on to win the game and are now in sole posession of first place.

One Response to “Cole Hamels is a freak”

  1. No, Coley. Cole Hamels is a phreak.

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