Thursday, March 3, 2011

2007 Topps Heritage #76 Cole Hamels

Phillies 2, Red Sox 0
Spring Training Game 6 - Thursday Afternoon, March 3rd in Fort Myers

One Sentence Summary:  In his second spring start, Cole Hamels pitched four shutout innings and allowed just a lone hit as the Phils beat the Sox, 2-0.

What It Means:  Hamels looked good today.  If not for Mike Cameron's double in the third, a quartet of Phillies pitchers - Hamels, Scott Mathieson, Michael Stutes and Juan Perez - would have no-hit the Red Sox.

Top Hitters:  Ben Francisco added two more hits and third baseman Jeff Larish accounted for both Phillies runs with a 2-run double in the second.

Top Pitcher:  Colbert Richard Hamels.

Featured Card:  As we wind down the completely unplanned 1958 Topps Appreciation Week here at The Phillies Room, here's another selection from the 2007 Topps Heritage set.  I have a ton of doubles from this set, so if you're trying to complete your set, drop me a line and let's set up a trade.

Other Stuff:  Only a few of the Phillies regulars took the long bus ride to Fort Myers . . . Wilson Valdez played some center field in the latter innings of the game . . . There's been no improvement to Chase Utley's bum knee, and he's no closer to playing his first game of the spring . . . Pre-game, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. called the Red Sox "the best club in baseball."  I believe there are 25 players who are going to head north with the Phillies who would disagree with that statement.  Although I'd definitely be in favor of a rematch of the 1915 World Series this October.

1 comment:

Section 36 said...

You can have that one, and even the next one. I'll take the next 7.