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 (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.
- 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