Hamels Always Successful Vs. Reds

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The Cincinnati Reds (40-40) are at the Philadelphia Phillies (42-37)

Johnny Cueto (8-4, 2.69 ERA) will face Cole Hamels (4-5, 4.98 ERA).

The Phillies need to carry their momentum from the last series into the next. The Phillies will send out their ace, hoping he'll be the ace he once was.

Cole Hamels has struggled in his last five starts, going 0-3 with a 6.18 ERA. However, Hamels loves facing the Cincinnati Reds. Hamels is 4-0 with 1.25 ERA and 0.94 WHIP against the Reds. In 36 innings, Reds hitters are batting .154 against him and struck out 37 times.

Johnny Cueto, who has recently had back problems, lost to the Phillies earlier in the year. He gave up four earned runs in seven innings, including a home run to Ryan Howard. Despite his back trouble, he pitched six shutout innings in his last start against Arizona.


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