Saturday, April 30, 2011
2011 Topps Heritage #46 Cole Hamels
Phillies 2, Padres 0
Game 19 - Late Friday Night, April 22nd in San Diego
One Sentence Summary: The goatee'd Cole Hamels shut down the Padres and Ryan Howard provided all the offense required with a two-run, two-out triple in the third.
What It Means: The win raised the Phillies record to 13-6, as the team maintained a half game lead over the Marlins.
What Went Right: Hamels pitched eight shutout innings, giving up just four hits while striking out eight. He also added two hits, accounting for a third of the Phillies total for the night. Howard accounted for another third, with his big triple and a single. Ryan Madson worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save of the year.
What Went Wrong: The offense continues to sputter, and we'd find out in a few days that Jose Contreras was unavailable in the ninth because of an elbow injury.
Featured Card: This is Hamels' 1962-style card from this year's Topps Heritage set. If I had the time and energy, I'd love to add a little goatee to the card, just to bring it up to date.