Cole Hamels Becomes a Man
Congratulations are in order for Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels, who earned his first career shutout Thursday evening with a 5-0 blanking of the Atlanta Braves.
Lowering his ERA from 3.36 to 2.89, Hamels (5-3) was pumped to be able to finish the game. After 120 pitches, he surrendered just four hits, struck out six and walked two. Only two runners even reached second base as the lefty retired 15 in a row from the first to sixth innings.
Not only was he lights out on the hill, he also tied a career high with two hits, raising his batting average to .320. High five.