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River Ave. Blues Jun 28, 2016

Yankees lose Beltran and get shut down by Hamels in a 7-1 loss to the Rangers

I don’t know to make this one sound any better than it was beside saying “At least there wasn’t any three-hour rain delay tonight!” (poor Mike). Okay, back to the sadness. Yankees ran into one of the hottest pitchers in AL in the month of June and lost their best hitter from the very start. […] The post Yankees lose Beltran and get shut down by Hamels in a 7-1 loss to the Rangers appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 28, 2016
Rangers pummel Yankees late, Cole Hamels dominates | Rapid reaction

Rangers pummel Yankees late, Cole Hamels dominates | Rapid reaction

Yankees await test results on Carlos Beltran's tight right hamstring
River Ave. Blues Jun 28, 2016

Benching A-Rod against righties is a good start, but there are other lineup changes worth making

Later today, Alex Rodriguez will return to the lineup after spending the last two days on the bench. He wasn’t hurt. The Yankees are looking for ways to improve the offense and sitting Alex against right-handers is the solution they came up with. With lefty Cole Hamels on the mound tonight, A-Rod will be back […] The post Benching A-Rod against righties is a good start, but there are other lineup changes worth making appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Full Count | WEEI Jun 25, 2016

Cole Hamels on Red Sox: ‘It was a team I would have played for’

ARLINGTON, Texas — A year ago, Cole Hamels’ future was the hottest topic in baseball. The then-Phillies pitcher represented one of the trade deadline prizes, with the Red Sox linked to the lefty for more than a year. In the end, however, the Rangers reeled in Hamels, an acquisition that has paid off handsomely for […]
Columbus Dispatch Jun 22, 2016

Rangers 6, Reds 4 | Hamels too tough

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels struck out eight in six solid innings, Prince Fielder had a two-run single and the Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Wednesday night for a split in the two-game interleague series.
Redleg Nation Jun 22, 2016

Recap: That old, familiar bullpen feeling

Cole Hamels’ major league debut for the Phillies was an afternoon game against the Reds in May 2006. The lineup he faced that day was Freel, Lopez, Griffey, Dunn, Kearns, Encarnacion, Phillips and Valentin. Hamels pitched five shutout innings. The Reds pitching staff of Elizardo Ramirez, Chris Hammond, Matt Belisle, Brian Shackelford and Rick White …
Red Reporter Jun 22, 2016

Reds at Rangers, Game 2: Preview/Predictions Thread

Cincinnati Reds at Texas Rangers Wednesday, June 21, 20168:05 PMGlobe Life Park Dan Straily vs Cole Hamels The Reds have Dan Straily going tonight, who the Rangers will be familiar with from his time in Oakland and Houston. Straily had his first rough start in a while in Atlanta, and he'll be looking to bounce back in a road ballpark he's more familiar with. He'll face Cole Hamels, who happens to be a pitcher the Reds are familiar with as well. Hamels has had tons of success against the Reds in the past, but hasn't faced them as a Ranger yet. Go Reds! Bullpen...
Los Angeles Times Jun 18, 2016

Around the horn: Cole Hamels joins good company in 2,000-strikeout club

Texas’ Cole Hamels became the seventh active pitcher to surpass 2,000 strikeouts. Can you name the other six? Answer at end of these notes…. The Chicago Cubs are 104-44 since last season’s All-Star break (through Thursday’s games)…. Acquired from San Diego to boost the rotation, James Shields had...
Viva El Birdos Jun 18, 2016

Game 66 Recap: Hamels Outduels Wacha, Sort Of

Both pitchers were good, Rougned Odor hit a homer, and he plays for Texas so Texas won Michael Wacha threw one bad pitch tonight, and the Cardinals lost the game 1-0. This was it, and this is Rougned Odor hitting a home run: Okay, I'm going to immediately backtrack: he threw a whole bunch of bad pitches. Look at this: So more accurately, Wacha threw I don't know, 10 or 15 middle-middle pitches (which is bad) and one of those bad pitches was thrown to a guy who was looking for it, and that guy did his job. It's a bit misleading, and more than a...
Gyorko makes first big-league start at first base

Gyorko makes first big-league start at first base

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny went to an extreme to stack righthanded bats against veteran lefty Cole Hamels of the Texas Rangers, inserting infielder Jedd Gyorko at first base for the 7:15 p.m. game at Busch Stadium.
Mariners drop finale to Rangers, fall five games back of Texas in AL West

Mariners drop finale to Rangers, fall five games back of Texas in AL West

The Mariners fell to the Rangers, 6-4, on Sunday and head on a 10-game trip five games behind Texas in the AL West. Cole Hamels limited Seattle to four hits in seven innings.
Orange County Register Jun 12, 2016
Dodgers draft pick Devin Smeltzer overcame pediatric cancer

Dodgers draft pick Devin Smeltzer overcame pediatric cancer

A photo sits above Tim and Christina Smeltzer’s television set in Voorhees, New Jersey, showing their son Devin with Cole Hamels, then a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. At a glance, it’s a typical photo. Hamels has probably posed with...
Plain Dealer Jun 2, 2016
Fan battling cancer returns to Progressive Field and Mike Napoli hits another home run for her

Fan battling cancer returns to Progressive Field and Mike Napoli hits another home run for her

Heintzelman returned to Progressive Field on Wednesday evening with her chemo equipment in tow. In his first at-bat, Napoli clubbed a Cole Hamels offering into the left-field bleachers.

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