"Hamels will win 1 Cy Young... and 11 Cole Hamels"

Saturday, June 28, 2008 ·

In Cole we trust. Cole Hamels took the mound tonight and pitched extremely well after giving up a wind-aided home run to Michael Young in the first inning. Hamels pitched at times during pouring rain and only allowed 4 earned on 6 and 2 walks in 7 innings. Cole struck out 8 giving him 103 on the year. Hamels is now 8-5 on the year.

Offensively, the Phillies beat up on former teammate Vicente Padilla. Padilla came into tonight's game with a 10-3 record and a 3.74 ERA, but the Phillies had none of that. Once they got Padilla rattled, he started having the same mistakes he had in Philadelphia. The Phillies never trailed after Jayson Werth's game-tying single in the second and Pedro Feliz scored on a wild pitch.In the third, the Phillies extended their lead to 6-2 after 2 long home runs by Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, which you can watch below.

Later in the game, Jimmy Rollins tried to score on the inside-the-park-home run, but he was thrown out at home.

The Phillies bullpen made things a little scary in the 8th inning as 8 Rangers came to the plate, but only 2 scored. Brad Lidge closed out the 8-6 win, though he made it scary, to help the Phillies widen their division lead over the Marlins to 2 games. Hopefully, Jamie Moyer can help the Phillies win their first series in a long time -- like since we swept the Braves in Atlanta.

When the hell will we get another easy win?

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