Cole Hamels Outduels Derek Lowe In Win

One week after being booed off the field at Citizens Bank Park, Cole Hamels (1-1, 5.59 ERA) pitched seven shutout innings against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field and gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 3-0 victory.

In seven innings of work, Hamels allowed four hits, one walk and struck out eight batters.  With the victory, Hamels improved his career record against the Braves to 10-5 with a 3.69 ERA.  Hamels threw 102 pitches (62 strikes).  Derek Lowe suffered the tough-luck loss, falling to 1-2 on the season with a 1.45 ERA.  Lowe allowed two earned runs in seven innings of work.

Shane Victorino finished the three-game series against the Braves hitting 9/13 (.692 AVG)

Shane Victorino (3/4, HR, RBI) finished the series 9-for-13 (.692 AVG) against the Braves.  With a single in the fourth inning, Victorino achieved a multi-hit game for the fifth consecutive game.

Victorino led off the sixth inning with his first home run of the season – and third hit of the game.  During his five-game multi-hit streak, Victorino is hitting 13/23 (.565 AVG).

The Phillies have off on Monday, but will travel to Washington to take on the Nationals on Tuesday.  The Phillies’ projected starters for the three-game series are Joe Blanton (0-0, 14.54 ERA) on Tuesday, Roy Halladay (1-0, 0.69 ERA) on Wednesday and Cliff Lee (1-1, 7.84 ERA) on Thursday.

Notes

  • Jimmy Rollins (1/4) collected his first RBI of the season on a fourth-inning GIDP
  • Victorino has five consecutive multi-hit games (13/23, .565 AVG)
  • Blanton went 1-0 in three starts with a 3.79 ERA against the Nationals in 2010
  • Halladay went 3-0 in three starts with a 0.39 ERA against the Nationals in 2010
  • Lee went 2-0 in two starts with a 2.25 ERA against the Nationals in 2009

Christopher Wenrich is a senior fantasy baseball contributor for BaseballDigest.com and can be reached at philliesmuse@yahoo.com.  You can follow him on Twitter @DuggerSports.

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