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Washington Post Apr 18, 2015

Nats Journal: Yunel Escobar will have MRI, not in Saturday’s lineup vs. Phillies

As the Nationals struggled to find consistency through the first week of the season, Yunel Escobar was the steady one. He played third base well and hit solidly at the top of the order. He reached base in 10 of the team’s first 11 games, compiled a seven-game hitting streak to start the season, and hit a leadoff home run against Cole Hamels.Read full article >>
philly.com Apr 17, 2015

Inside the Phillies: Buchanan trying to recapture spring training form

WASHINGTON - Four-fifths of the Phillies' eventual 2015 rotation may be pitching elsewhere at this time next year, several of them potentially as early as this summer. Three - Aaron Harang, Jerome Williams, and the soon-to-return Chad Billingsley - are pitching on one-year contracts. The other - ace Cole Hamels - could be the hottest name on the July trade market.

Taylor showing Nats glimpses of his potential

It may have been a little in-game redemption, but Michael Taylor sure didn’t see it that way. Despite delivering the game’s decisive blow — a fifth inning solo shot off Cole Hamels to break a 2-2 tie — the talented 24-year-old rookie centerfielder was still lamenting a fourth inning gaffe that could have cost the…

Hamels' home run problem persists in third start

Cole Hamels surrendered 14 home runs all of last season, during which he logged 204 2/3 innings. Through 18 innings of his 2015 campaign, he's already given up seven.
Washington Post Apr 16, 2015

Nationals make most of opportunities, beat Cole Hamels and Phillies, 5-2

The Washington Nationals hitters had broken out of their opening-week stupor by the time they returned Thursday night to Nationals Park. They had 17 runs in their past two games at hitter-friendly Fenway Park, although the pitchers Boston threw at the Nationals were not the same caliber as the man who opposed them Thursday in Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels.Read full article >>
philly.com Apr 16, 2015

Cole Hamels struggles as Phillies lose to Nationals, 5-2

Lefthander allows two homers, five earned runs as Phillies drop their fifth straight game.
CSN Washington Apr 16, 2015

Fister gets the better of Hamels in 5-2 win in Philadelphia

Fister continued his strong start to the 2015 season with another solid outing, this time in Philadelphia.

Nats 5, Phillies 2: Fister bests Hamels in win

GAME IN A NUTSHELL: After breaking out for 10 runs in Wednesday’s win over the Red Sox, the Nats carried over their momentum on offense to beat the Phillies 5-2 and earn their second consecutive win for the first time in the 2015 season. On offense, the Nats were keyed by home runs by Yunel Escobar and Michael Taylor.…
Washington Post Apr 16, 2015

Nats Journal: Lineups for tonight’s game vs. Phillies

Doug Fister will take the mound for the first game of a seven-game homestand today. He’ll be opposed by Phillies lefty Cole Hamels. Danny Espinosa is back in the lineup at second base, and will likely be hitting right-handed against Hamels. He has been hitting left-handed, since he has faced only righties over the past few games, and had great success. He focused almost entirely on his right-handed hitting in spring training.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Apr 16, 2015

Fister, Hamels square off as Nats host Phillies

The Washington Nationals return home on Thursday to begin a seven-game homestand starting with a four-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies.
McCovey Chronicles Apr 7, 2015

Giants reportedly close to minor-league deal with Kevin Correia

Because of course they are. The Giants, having entered the season with a notable collection of innings-eaters and familiar pitching miscreants, have already dug into their minor-league depth. Why not sign more minor-league depth and mark off another square on your Returning Giant Bingo card? According to Andrew Baggarly, the Giants are close to signing right-hander Kevin Correia to a minor-league contract. Correia was the first player from the 2002 draft to reach the majors, and even though players like Zack Greinke and Cole Hamels had more success, Correia will outlast them all, dang it....
Over the Monster Apr 7, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia

Today's links look at why Rick Porcello signed his extension, the irony of starting the year against Cole Hamels, and how the AL East looks to start the year. Whether or not you think Rick Porcello is worth his extension, this article he wrote explaining why he signed it is more than worth the read. (Rick Porcello; The Player Tribune) Mookie Betts was not good when he first became a professional, and it's a big reason why he's so good now. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) How perfect was it that Betts and the Red Sox started the year off against Cole Hamels? (John Tomase; WEEI.com) That...
Boston Herald Apr 7, 2015
Not how Hamels hoped to start

Not how Hamels hoped to start

If Cole Hamels is bidding for a one-way ticket out of town, this was one way to reduce the Phillies’ asking price. A human trade rumor for most of the offseason, Hamels got rocked in an 8-0, Opening Day loss to the Red Sox, the team that likely could use him the most.The ace lefty equaled a career-high by giving up four home runs in a game for the first time since April 23, 2010 at Arizona. All four long balls were solo shots, and all were hit to left field, the shallowest part of the Phillies’ homer-friendly ballpark.
philly.com Apr 6, 2015

Ice Cole in April

Phillies ace Cole Hamels continued a recent trend regarding his first start of a season. He is 1-7 with a 5.13 ERA in his 10 season debuts. He has lost his last five.

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