Tuesday, July 28, 2009

2009 SP Legendary Cuts #35 Cole Hamels

Tonight's game will end too late for this post.

6 Inning Summary: Through six innings in Phoenix, the Phillies lead the Diamondbacks by a score of 3-1. Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has surrendered just four hits so far, while striking out eight. Dan Haren struggled through five innings, leaving the game after throwing 117 pitches. The offense has been paced by Shane Victorino's solo home run in the 3rd inning and his 2-run double in the 5th inning.

Prediction: Following a bizarre brawl in which both benches will empty, the Phillies will hang on to win the game by a final score of 4-3. The brawl will begin when Diamondbacks' relief pitcher Clay Zavada insults the beards of both Eric Bruntlett and Chan Ho Park. (Clay is sporting an impressive handle-bar mustache these days).

Actual Results (UPDATE, June 29):
I scanned the reports of the game, and I could find no evidence of an incident involving Eric Bruntlett or Chan Ho Park. So I was wrong on that one. But the final score was indeed 4-3, following a 2-run home run by Mark Reynolds off closer Brad Lidge. Anyone else worried about our closer's 7.11 ERA?


Jenna said...

I'm not sure about your prediction on the brawl...

Pop-Pop said...

score correct...description incorrect...Phils remain awesome

Dan said...

I love it when the games are on the West Coast; I can actually watch the games in their entirety.