Hamels Rocked by Rockies

The Colorado Rockies rocked Cole Hamels, as they beat the Phillies 10-3.

Hamels lasted just 3.2 innings allowing 7 earned runs on 11 hits and one walk. Hamels only struck out one batter in arguably the worst outing of his career.

From the start, the Rockies started to make some noise off Hamels in the first inning, but ran themselves out of the inning. Dexter Fowler made a base running mistake on his way to third base. Ryan Spilborghs was picked off and Hamels saw his way out of the inning with no damage.

The Rockies rally started in the third inning when pitcher Jason Marquis helped himself with an RBI single. The Rockies ended up putting a 5 spot on the board that inning, captivated by Garrett Atkins' home run, his first hit of the year.

During spring, Hamels velocity was down, not throwing harder than 86 mph. Friday, his velocity was increased slightly, topping 89 mph. The problem was his command. His location was off, missing his spots, resulting in pitches thrown down the middle of the plate.

The Phillies offense couldn't rally like they did on Wednesday. Jayson Werth had an outstanding game going 4-4 with a home run and 2 doubles, but Ryan Howard grounded into 3 double plays to end potential Phillies threats.

With the help of Howard's double play ground outs, Jason Marquis limited the Phillies to just 2 runs over 7 innings of work.

J.A. Happ who relieved Hamels, threw 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit. Chad Durbin struggled allowing 3 earned runs in one inning of work.

The Phillies are now 1-3. The Rockies are 3-1.


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