|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||225.00||17.00||9.00||0.00||2.92||1.09||220.00||50.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Miami|| 20.0||0||2|| 2.25||0||3||21|
|vs LHB|| 17.2||0||0|| 2.55||0||7||16|
|vs RHB|| 45.0||0||0|| 5.20||0||17||41|
|Last 10 Games|
|Cole Hamels pitches from behind again|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Phillies starter Cole Hamels pitched well enough to win Monday in Miami. He simply couldn't get any help from his offense once again.
Hamels hasn't thrown a single pitch with his team holding a lead since April 7, a span of 52 innings. It was the case once again Monday as he dropped to 1-7 on the year with a 4.45 ERA.
Hamels allowed just two earned runs on seven hits and no walks over six innings with 10 strikeouts. He threw 89 pitches.
The 29-year-old has lost four straight starts but has allowed two runs in three of those outings. In fact, Hamels has allowed two or fewer runs in six of his 10 starts. His next outing comes Sunday at Washington.
|Cole Hamels still considered a must-start|
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/13) Recent struggles have some Fantasy owners thinking twice about running with Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, as evidenced by his percentage started being 20 points lower than his percentage owned.
While taking a look at two-start pitchers for week eight on Fantasy Baseball Today, Al Melchior said he still considers Cole Hamels a must-start regardless of whether he’s a one-start or two-start. Hamels’ next two scheduled outings come against Miami on Monday and Washington on May 26.
|No red flags for Cole Hamels|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told reporters before Wednesday's start that Cole Hamels was on the verge of a hot streak, but Hamels went out and allowed five runs in five innings of work to drop his record to 1-6.
Hamels is in the midst of a definite cold streak to open the season,. He has already matched his loss total from last season in just nine starts. His ugly record isn't all the result of bad luck and poor run support either. His 4.61 ERA is a career-worst. Hamels is struggling with his control or the first time in his career, walking 3.81 batters per nine innings, while only striking out 7.46 per nine.
At this point, there do not appear to be any physical reasons for Hamels' struggles. His average fastball velocity is sitting at 91.5 according to FanGraphs.com's PITCHf/x data, actually an improvement over the 2012 season, so it is not like we can point to some obvious mechanical flaw that is causing his pitches to lose their life. He is also throwing a similar proportion of his pitches inside the strike zone: 42.6 percent in 2013, 43.8 percent in 2012.
At least if he were struggling with his arm speed or showing a tendency away from pitching in the zone, we could try to diagnose what is wrong with Hamels. At this poin t, Fantasy owners simply have to hope that he is a few small corrections away from living up to his manager's still-lofty expectations.
|Cole Hamels suffers sixth loss in ninth start|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels could not end his losing skid Wednesday against the Indians, dropping a third straight start and losing for the fourth time in five outings as Cleveland beat Philadelphia, 10-4. Hamels opened with two scoreless innings before the Indians scored five times over the next three innings.
Hamels, who was plagued by a high pitch count, gave up a solo home run to Mike Aviles in the fourth inning and a two-run homer to Nick Swisher in the fifth inning. Hamels (1-6) allowed five runs on six hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out four. The Phillies are 1-8 in his starts.
Hamels needed 91 pitches to get through four innings and reached 100 in the fifth.
"We drove his pitch count up early," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We made him earn his outs and we scored early. It's great to work the count and have something to show for it."
The left-hander will be back on the hill Monday at Miami. Hamels is 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA in two starts against Miami this season.
|Cole Hamels 'real close' to going on hot streak|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Although he hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in four straight starts, Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels is 1-3 in that span. However, manager Charlie Manuel is quite confident the left-handed hurler is due for a hot streak.
"He's real close to getting on one of those runs, has had good stuff, but walked more than usual, matter of command," Manuel said during an interview on MLB Network Radio.
|Cole Hamels entered 2011 as almost the forgotten member of a studly Phillies pitching staff, behind Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay. But when the season was over, it was Hamels who had the best numbers of the trio. Granted, Halladay was hurt and Lee had the ultimate bad luck season (with numbers that were as good, if not better, than Hamels', and he had only six wins to show for it), but Hamels still had a stellar season, setting personal highs in wins (17) and strikeouts (216). At 29, Hamels is still on the right side of 30 and his situation gets even better when owners consider he'll have the luxury of Chase Utley and Ryan Howard powering the offense from the start of the season. Additionally, Hamels' role as the No. 3 pitcher in the rotation will line him up against lesser pitchers on the other side, putting him in line for more chances at wins. It may not reach the last season's level, but Hamels is in line for another great season in 2013. He will be off the board in the early rounds of most drafts. (Updated 12/7/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/16/13||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Hiroki Kuroda|
|5/24/13||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Jordan Zimmermann|
|5/25/13||@ WAS||7:15 pm||Dan Haren|
|5/26/13||@ WAS||1:35 pm||Stephen Strasburg|
|5/27/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|5/28/13||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Ryan Dempster|
|5/29/13||BOS||7:05 pm||John Lackey|
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