Phillies Lose (Again) as Cole Hamels Year Ends
- Updated: September 26, 2013
Hamels allowed two runs in six innings in his final start of the season as the Philadelphia Phillies lost 3-2 to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Cole Hamels had the worst won-loss record of his career in 2013. He still has a positive outlook on his season.
He did not figure in the decision and finished with an 8-14 record, which is the least amount of wins and the most losses in his career as he was plagued with poor run support. The 2008 World Series MVP struck out six as he reached 200 strikeouts (202) in a season for the third time in his career and the second consecutive season. We sure know how the Phillies odds stood this year and incase you didnt, click here for mlb lines. Miami rookie Adeiny Hechavarria drove in all three runs for the Marlins including a two-run triple off Hamels.
The bottom of the seventh featured two missed calls by the umpires as Rollins’ tag on a pickoff attempt at second base by Cesar Jimenez was in time to get Juan Pierre, but he was called safe. Then Jimenez applied a tag with his bare hand to get Christian Yelich out on a slow grounder.
The Phillies are getting closer and closer to guaranteeing themselves compensation-proof draft picks when they inevitably hit the free-agent market this offseason.
Of course, to do that requires losing. And the Phillies have quietly gone about doing that in the past week.