Thursday, April 03, 2008
Hamels Loses Despite Tossing Gem
Cole Hamels (CMH) did not disappoint last night. He went 8 innings on a night when the wind was blowing in at Citizen Bank ballpark (CBP) and gave up only 5 hits and 1 run.
Unfortunately, the Phillies couldn't do anything with Washington's Tim Redding, who tossed a 1 hitter en route to a 1 - 0 victory.
It's tough to really pick things apart in a ballgame such as this one that was played rather tautly. The Phils did hit some balls hard, but always right at people it seemed.
But on a night where the wind was blowing in and the weather was on the nippy side, you would think one of the more fleet footed Phils (Shane Victorino, I'm looking at you) would have tried to work a walk or bunted to get on base and maybe get the running game going on a cold night. This would have given Tim Redding something to think about rather than having him simply mow the lineup down like he did last night.
-Pedro Feliz got the only hit last night, his first as a Phil.
-Another sellout last night at CBP: 44, 986.