Tuesday, August 14, 2012

2012 Chachi #45 Cole Hamels AS

Phillies 4, Marlins 0
Game 115 - Monday Night, August 13th in Miami
Record - 53-62, 4th Place, 18 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Cole Hamels threw his second straight shutout on the way to his 13th win of the season and a 4-0 Phillies win.

What It Means:  The Phils won their first ever game at the new Marlins ballpark and increased their lead over the last place Marlins to a game and a half.  It's the little things.

What Went Right:  Hamels allowed just seven hits and struck out five in his latest masterful performance.  He's now thrown 22 consecutive scoreless innings.  Juan Pierre enjoyed a three-hit game, including an RBI-triple.

Jimmy Rollins scored a pair of runs and he tied Larry Bowa for the most games played at shortstop for the Phillies with 1,730.

Featured Card:  This is Hamels' well-earned All-Star card from this year's Chachi set.  With the season all but over for the Phils, I've started thinking about which past Topps set's design I should use for the 2013 Chachi set.  The short-list of contenders are:  1971, 1973, 1978, 1985 and 1988.  Any thoughts?

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