Cole Hamels, World Series MVP in 2008, heard boos this year from fans
Nothing made me more upset last week to hear the home town fans boo Cole Hamels at home. Yes, he didn’t do all that well at home that night but to hear boos in your own park from your own fans just isn’t right.
Hamels did his part last night in another win out in San Diego for the Phillies. He pitched 8 scoreless innings. The Phillies offense didn’t go overboard to score runs in this game though, in fact they only scored two runs in the 3rd inning, but that was enough to win 2-0.
The Padres pitcher, Clayton Richard, came into last night’s game with a 1-0 record and a 4.50 ERA. Batters were only batting .234 against him so far this year. The Phillies didn’t get much going against him, but the runs came in courtesy of a Ryan Howard 2 run triple in the 3rd inning.
Howard’s triple came in the top of the third after he was facing a 1-2 count. The runners reached base on two walks by Clayton Richard. Howard swung and got every bit of the baseball as he drove it out to right center and it rolled off the fence. He dove head first into third and beat the throw in. Victorino scored from third, and Polonco from first base.
The Padres threated in their home half of the 2nd inning with the bases loaded. They couldn’t score though, and Cole Hamels got the Padre’s Clayton Richard to fly out to Jimmy Rollins to end the inning.
Hamels got his 2nd win of the year last night in San Diego. Here is the line from his pitching last night. Ryan Madson came into the game in the 9th to earn the save, and the Phillies are now 13-6, the game time for Saturday night is 8:35 PM tonight in the Philly area.