Marlins Cool Off Phillies Bats

Saturday, May 31, 2008 ·


After 5 games of hot offense, the bats finally sputtered as Cole Hamels got shelled in his outing. The Phillies lost 7-3 to the Marlins and dropped out of first place one day after taking the top spot. They now stand .5 games behind Florida.

The Phillies offense managed only 6 hits, 2 coming from both Shane Victorino (both doubles) and Pat Burrell, who has been in a month-long funk. The other 2 hits came from Chase Utley and Hamels. Victorino scored 2 runs tonight as well and Chase Utley hit his major league leading 19th homer.

Hamels got roughed around in the fourth inning, giving up 4 runs, and the 3 in the sixth before being taken out with 2 outs. He gave up 7 runs, all earned, on 8 hits, 1 walk, striking out 4. Hamels also gave up 3 long balls to Luis Gonzalez, Jorge Cantu, and Cody Ross.

On the other side, Ricky Nolasco pitched very well to improve to 5-3. He went 6.2 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5.

Notable Phillies:
Victorino: 2-4; 2 R; 2 doubles (11)
Utley: 1-4; 1 R; 1 RBI; 1 HR (19)
Burrell: 2-3; 1 RBI

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