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Prince Bests King Cole in Phils Loss

Apr 24, 2008, 5:55 AM EDT

Prince Fielder
The losses are always tougher when you’re just a few outs away before the game slips from your grasp. Last night’s game with the Brewers went back and forth but the Phils had the lead with Cole Hamels on the mound going in to the 8th.  They didn’t have it once the inning ended.

You can all play armchair manager in replaying Charlie Manuel’s decision to leave Hamels in to face Prince Fielder who had homered earlier in the game but Uncle Cholly stuck with his man. And lost the game. Fielder hit his second homer of the night of Hamels and the Phils couldn’t come back yet again in the ninth despite So Taguchi getting himself to third base with only one out.

Chase Utley and Pat Burrell continued down the path to righteousness while Ryan Howard continued to strike out a lot. Video highlights below including Kruker’s love of taters.

Notes: Geoff Jenkins got a nice little welcome back to the ballpark he played in for years. [ESPN Photo]