Cole Hamels: Welcome Back Jayson Werth

was no match for Cole Hamels' left arm Tuesday.

In his first return to Philadelphia since leaving to play for the Washington Nationals, Werth went 0-for-3 with a walk in his team's 4-1 loss to the Phillies. Of course, he was met with boos from his former fans at Citizens Bank Park, but he turned their frowns upside-down when he took off his helmet and tipped it to the crowd: they simply could not resist his charm.

Besides, he's still making $126 million over seven years to bat .270. Nothing is going to bring that guy down.

Hamels not only pitched a five-hitter, he also had two hits, including a third-inning triple. He struck out six and walked one in his eighth career complete game. What a badass. Meanwhile, losing pitcher Livan Hernandez threw a curveball that was clocked at 59 mph. His fastball topped out at 85... similar to what many pitchers would consider a decent breaking ball.

The four-time defending National League East champs are on a roll: they've won nine of 12 and are 19-9 overall. Vance Worley, getting his second start as he fills in for the injured Joe Blanton, will take the hill against Jason Marquis Wednesday evening at 7:05pm ET. Better luck this time, Jay!

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Anonymous said...

His beard's awesomeness knows no bounds.

Anonymous said...

Jayson Werth is actually batting .226.

Sooze said...

Jayson Werth's career batting average is actually .270.

Bassmaster said...

He is OVERRATED yet hilarious. Oh wait, that's not even really him on Twitter.