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  1. Cole Hamels gives the most Cole Hamels answer when asked which Olympic sport he’d play

    Apr 18, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

    Phillies Spring 2014 - Cole Hamels

    The Phillies and Braves got rained out the other night which meant plenty of filler programming on the TV. One of the segments had the Phillies players and coaches answer some quirky questions. The guys were posed the question: “if you could play any one Olympic sport, which would it be?” Cole Hamels gave the…

  2. Cole Hamels could miss all of April after suffering setback

    Mar 6, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT


    Not the best news out of Clearwater, Florida today as Cole Hamels has suffered a setback in his quest to ready his arm for a mid-April return to the mound in regular season game action. Reports from the beats in Clearwater indicate that it’s not an injury, but rather serious “fatigue” from attempting to get…

  3. Just hope Cole Hamels minor spring injury goes better than that one time with Chase Utley

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT


    Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels announced he’s likely to miss Opening Day after experiencing discomfort in his pitching shoulder this offseason. But, ‘No biggie!’ Hamels and the Phillies would have you believe. Per CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury on Wednesday: “I see myself pitching in April,” Hamels said. “I just wanted to be up front with…

  4. Cole Hamels is excited to see the ‘new Cuban guy’

    Feb 12, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT


    Pitchers and catchers reported just today and we’re already treated to an influx of Phillies news. Cole Hamels will likely not be ready by Opening Day. Ruben Amaro made a splash by signing A.J. Burnett to bolster his staff. And hey, what about that new Cuban guy?!? To be fair, you’ve all probably done it…

  5. Cole Hamels will not be ready to start Opening Day for the Phillies

    Feb 12, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

    Pitchers and catchers only reported for spring training today, and already the Philadelphia Phillies have been dealt their first blow of the season. Luckily, it sounds relatively minor. According to multiple reports coming out of Clearwater, Florida on Wednesday, Cole Hamels will not be ready for the start of the 2014 regular season. The lefthander…

  6. Quotable: Ruben Amaro Jr. says Phillies are ‘built to win’

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT

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    Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apparently laughed off reports that the club was listening to offers for Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. Inquirer beat writer Matt Gelb went so far as to say Amaro and assistant GM Scott Proefrock put on a “skit” about the rumors. This is baseball’s silly season, when a…

  7. Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Dom Brown all available for trade apparently

    Dec 10, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT


    Word out of Major League Baseball’s winter meetings is no piece is untouchable for the Philadelphia Phillies right now, including the aces up general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.’s sleeve. Buster Olney for ESPN reports the Phillies would be open to trading either Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee, two of the three highest-paid players on the…

  8. The Phillies only gave up two of the twenty longest home runs in baseball this season. Watch.

    Oct 2, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    USA Today Images

    Here’s a pretty great video featuring the 20 longest home runs hit in Major League Baseball this season. No Phillies hitters crack the list but the Phillies pitching staff is featured on more than one occasion. You’ll likely remember the Giancarlo Stanton bomb that landed in Planet Hoagie out in Ashurn Alley just a few…

  9. Video: Evan Gattis Destroys a Baseball into Ashburn Alley for Longest HR Ever at CBP

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT


    It was not a great weekend for the first place Braves as they were swept by the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. But the ball promising rookie Evan Gattis absolutely crushed to center field off of Cole Hamels on Sunday may have been the longest ball we’ve ever seen hit into Ashburn Alley. You can…

  10. Cue the Shrimp as Phillies’ Walk-off Streak Reaches Three

    Aug 24, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT


    The bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth when Chase Utley steps to the plate. The 11-year veteran works a full count against Eury De La Rosa as a lively crowd of 32,619 anticipates the pay-off pitch is on its way. It’s a dream scenario for the batter. Utley just stands there and…

  11. All of a Sudden, Cole Hamels Isn’t Having That Bad a Season

    Aug 13, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

    If you were to list the biggest reasons the Phillies underperformed in the first half of the year, Cole Hamels’ rough start to the season might not be #1–Doc’s shoulder surgery after giving up 33 runs in 34 innings would probably be tough to unseat there–but it’d certainly be top five. Through the end of…

  12. Watch Cody Asche Flash the Sick Leather and Then Blast a Homer in Breakout Performance

    Aug 13, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

    Kid ain't afraid to get dirty

    These have been trying times to be a Phillies fan but after dropping 11-straight games on the road Cole Hamels and the Phillies found a way to earn the ‘W’ on Monday night in Atlanta. Not only did Hamels earn the impressive win but rookie third baseman Cody Asche gave us a real nice glimmer…

  13. Video: Let’s All Watch Cole Hamels Chew Bubble Gum

    Aug 7, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT


    Good thing @FanSince09 didn’t write this post or it may have been titled “Cole Hamels Blows (Bubblegum).” For the unfamiliar, Cole Hamels is one of a few players featured on new packages of Big League Chew bubblegum. Some of the proceeds will benefit the Hamels Foundation.

  14. Phillies Outlast Padres in 13 Innings Thanks to Unlikely Contributions

    Jun 27, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT


    The Phillies might want to send Logan Forsythe a thank-you note. After all, the Padres’ second baseman did gift-wrap this game for them. Forsythe was charged not one, but two errors on the same play, allowing the Phils to score not one, but two go-ahead runs in the 13th inning. Jonathan Papelbon was able to…

  15. Cole Can’t Hold, Phils Endure Dispiriting 4-3 Loss to Mets

    Jun 21, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

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    Is Cole Hamels really unlucky this season, or is he just not that good? It’s at least partly the former, but if you only watched tonight’s start, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s solely the latter. Cole gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings tonight, striking out five but…

  16. Cole Hamels Is the First Pitcher in the NL to 10 Losses This Season

    Jun 17, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT


    He hasn’t been as sharp in 2013 as we’ve come to expect, but Cole Hamels is pitching well enough to keep the Phillies in games. Sunday at Colorado was the 11th time in 15 starts this season where Hamels held the opponent to three earned runs or less. His line: three runs off of six…

  17. Game Chat: The Season Must Go on for Hamels, Phillies in Twin Cities

    Jun 11, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT


    We already posted about the Twins today and how they don’t do anything particularly well – hitting, fielding, pitching, the whole shebang. Of course, the Phillies haven’t exactly been lighting the world on fire themselves in any one of these areas, either, which is why they too find themselves back below .500. Michael Young can…

  18. Phils Get Back to .500, Cole Wins, Dom Homers, Everyone Happy Forever

    Jun 5, 2013, 5:31 PM EDT

    Dom Brown and Ryan Howard celebrate another Dom Bomb

    A dicey game for about six-and-a-half innings there–especially if you were squatting behind home plate–was redeemed in the seventh inning today when the Phils exploded for five runs, all with two outs, off Marlins reliever A.J. Ramos. The Phillies easily held on in the last two frames to get a 6-1 win that makes for…

  19. Phils-Marlins: The Quest for .500 Continues

    Jun 5, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

    MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies

    Like Arya Stark and her season-long attempts to reconnect with her scattered family, with the Phillies and breaking even, it’s always so close, and yet so far. The Phillies have lost their last four games in which wins would give them a .500 record, and while it’s good that at least they keep battling back…

  20. Just Cole Hamels Wearing a Boston Police Vest

    May 28, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT


    In-game interviews from the dugout are all the rage these days – they add so much to the broadcast! And the players, undoubtedly sensing how important these interruptions are, always take them seriously, too. Like Cole Hamels for instance. Why he’s not even the person being interviewed here, but understanding the magnitude of this moment,…

  21. Phillies Lose to Indians, Cole Hamels Now Leads the NL in Walks

    May 15, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    The Phillies wrapped up their four-game season series against the Indians Wednesday afternoon, losing the game, 10-4, and the series, 32-12. Matt drew attention to Cole Hamels’ 2013 command issues in the pregamer and another unpleasant outing followed. In 106 pitches over five innings, Hamels threw 64 strikes and allowed five earned on six hits.…

  22. Cole Hamels Needs Better Command Today vs. Indians

    May 15, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT


    16 runs of support in eight starts for Cole Hamels clearly isn’t going to cut it. So the first words on the Phillies $144 million man’s ninth start today against the Indians at 1:05 p.m., absolutely need to be that the lineup needs to start producing for him. Like, now. That said, Hamels flimsy run…

  23. Five Encouraging Parts of the Phillies’ Sweep of the Mets This Weekend

    Apr 29, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

    We’ve gotten so used to crappy development after crappy development with our teams this past year that it’s almost unsettling when something unreservedly positive happens with one of them. But in case you were too busy this weekend watching game film on Matt Barkley or celebrating the historic demise of the Lakers and Celtics, the…