Complete Game Shut Out

The last time the Phillies played at Dodger Stadium, Nomar Garciappara popped up to Carlos Ruiz sending the Phillies to World Series. During that National League Championship Series, Cole Hamels was the MVP winning games one and five.

On Thursday, "Hollywood" Hamels pitched like it was the NLCS all over again.

He threw just 97 pitches, but good enough for a complete game shut out against the Manny-less Dodgers.

By the sixth inning, he threw only 62 pitches. He allowed just five hits and did not walk a batter. He struck out five.

He kept the ball low in the strike zone resulting in 13 of 27 ground ball outs.

Clayton Kershaw gave a solid outing for the Dodgers. The Phillies scored just 3 runs on RBI by Ryan Howard, Raul Ibanez and Jayson Werth.

This is the first Phillies shutout of the season and first since September 5, 2008 when Brett Myers and Brad Lidge combined for a shutout against the New York Mets. Myers also pitched a shutout in his previous August 20th start.

The Phillies seventh win in a row is Hamels' third shutout of his career, and first since June 5, 2008 against the Cincinatti Reds.


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