Sunday, May 24, 2015

2015 Topps #10 Cole Hamels

Phillies 8, Nationals 1
Game 45 - Saturday Afternoon, May 23rd in Washington
Record - 19-26, 4th Place, 7 games behind the Nationals

One Sentence Summary:  Bolstered by home runs from Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels easily took care of the Nationals in a 8-1 Phillies victory.

What It Means:  The Phils will go for the series win this afternoon.

What Happened:  Hamels was fantastic through eight innings, allowing a run on five hits.  Howard had another big day at the plate, going 3 for 5 and scoring twice.  Ben Revere had a pair of hits and scored three times.

Featured Card:  It's been fun watching Hamels increase his trade value over the past few months, and sadly I have a feeling this will be his final Phillies card in a Topps flagship set.  The real tragedy here is that we might not ever get a Phillies baseball card featuring Hamels' fantastic 2015 beard.

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