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Cole Hamels | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 192
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Cole Hamels allowed two runs over eight innings in Sunday's season finale against the Braves.
Hamels started slowly, giving up three hits, including a home run, in the first inning, but he buckled down after that. The left-hander allowed just one baserunner over the next seven innings. Still, the loss dropped him to 9-9 in 30 starts. Hamels finishes the season with a 2.46 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 198/59 K/BB ratio over 204 2/3 innings. Sep 28 - 5:27 PM

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Cole Hamels pitched well on Tuesday, allowing two runs in seven innings, but was hung with a loss against the Marlins.

Hamels has now allowed three or fewer runs in 22 consecutive starts, but once again, the Phillies didn't score any runs for him. Hamels scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out four. The lefty is now 9-8 despite a 2.47 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 191/58 K/BB ratio. He'll make his final start of the season at home on Sunday against the Braves.
Sep 23 - 9:34 PM

Cole Hamels painted seven innings of one-run ball as the Phillies sunk the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday.

Hamels struck out nine, walked one and scattered seven hits. Only Cameron Maybin's RBI single in the fourth, which gave San Diego a 1-0 lead, did any damage. Fortunately for Hamels, his teammates had his back and scored four runs in the top half of the next frame. Hamels, who improved to 9-7 with a 2.47 ERA, will be in Miami next time around.
Sep 18 - 1:29 AM

Cole Hamels racked up six strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

Hamels surrendered just one run on nine hits and a walk in his seven frames. As anticipated, the veteran southpaw has bounced back in a huge way after a disappointing 2013 campaign, and now sports a 2.51 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 178/56 K/BB ratio over 182 2/3 innings. He'll again look to earn his ninth victory when he takes on the Padres in San Diego on Wednesday.
Sep 12 - 11:38 PM

Cole Hamels turned in a quality start in Sunday's loss, giving up three runs over 6 1/3 innings against the Nationals.

Hamels was victimized by fellow left-hander Adam LaRoche, as the first baseman hit two solo home runs off Hamels. He allowed seven hits and walked three on the day, with his seven strikeouts helping to limit the damage. He's 8-7 with a 2.56 ERA after the loss, and he'll be back on the hill Friday against the Marlins.
Sep 7 - 5:18 PM

Cole Hamels combined with relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, and Jonathan Papelbon for a no-hitter in Monday afternoon's 7-0 defeat of the host Braves.

It's the only combined no-hitter in the 132-year history of the Phillies and the first one that has ever been thrown against Atlanta. Hamels probably would have liked to go the distance, but his pitch count shot up early because of five walks and seven strikeouts. He was relieved in the bottom of the seventh inning by Diekman, who struck out two of the three batters he faced. Giles then struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth, and Papelbon finished it off on a flyout, a groundout, and a lineout in the ninth. Hamels will face the Nationals on the road next.
Sep 1 - 4:41 PM

Cole Hamels started the eighth inning but allowed a lead-off home run, taking him out of the running for a win and resulting in a no-decision as the Phillies defeated the Nationals on Tuesday.

Hamels blanked the Nationals through six innings, but allowed two runs in the seventh inning to make it a 3-2 game. Manager Ryne Sandberg let Hamels hit for himself in the bottom-half, thus allowing him to start the eighth, but the lefty surrendered a lead-off, game-tying home run to Asdrubal Cabrera. Overall, Hamels allowed eight hits and a walk while striking out five. He sports a tidy 2.59 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and a 158/47 K/BB ratio. The Braves await him next in Monday's road start.
Aug 26 - 9:42 PM

Cole Hamels surrendered three earned runs in five innings but the Phillies beat the Mariners on Wednesday.

It was not a good showing from Hamels, who yielded nine hits and walked one before being lifted after five innings and 99 pitches. He allowed a solo homer to Kendrys Morales in the second inning and then two runs in the fourth -- one on a wild pitch. But the Phillies' offense saved him from dropping below .500. Hamels will bring a 7-6 record, 2.53 ERA, and 1.16 WHIP into his next scheduled outing at home against the Nationals.
Aug 20 - 4:17 PM

Cole Hamels tossed seven innings of one-run ball but the Phillies lost to the Mets on Saturday.

The only run Hamels allowed was on a fifth-inning fielder's choice groundout from Wilmer Flores. The left-hander was otherwise dominant in his first start since being pulled off revocable waivers, scattering five hits while striking out five. He will carry a 2.37 ERA and 1.11 WHIP into his next outing against the Giants.
Aug 9 - 11:35 PM

The Phillies have pulled back Cole Hamels from revocable waivers.

The Cubs claimed Hamels and had negotiations with the Phillies about a possible deal, but it was a huge long shot from the beginning. Philly could entertain trading the left-hander over the winter when they can talk to all 29 of the other teams. Hamels is guaranteed $22.5 million each of the next four seasons.
Aug 8 - 2:52 PM

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Cubs are not expected to trade for Cole Hamels.

The Cubs claimed the lefty on revocable waivers, but Wittenmyer says the club is "far more likely" to sign a free agent starter either this winter or next than trading for Hamels. Wittenmyer does note that the two sides did talk, with the Phillies wanting "one of the Cubs’ touted young shortstops in any package for Hamels, which would almost certainly mean recently acquired Addison Russell." Hamels is guaranteed $22.5 million each of the next four seasons.
Aug 7 - 10:10 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Cole Hamels has been claimed off revocable waivers.

But the team that put in the claim has not been identified and, as Rosenthal notes, the Phillies would be far better off trading the ace left-hander in the offseason (when they could engage all 29 teams, not just one). It's not even certain that the Phillies want to part with Hamels, who is under contract through 2018 with an option for 2019. Rosenthal also reports that outfielder Marlon Byrd has been claimed by an unidentified team.
Aug 6 - 5:31 PM

Cole Hamels allowed only an unearned run over seven innings but took the undeserving loss against the Nationals on Sunday.

A Cody Asche error in the third inning allowed Jose Lobaton to reach base, and he came around to score on a Denard Span single. Otherwise, Hamels was stingy, giving up just four hits and a walk on the day. The time he missed due to a shoulder injury precludes him from being in the discussion for awards, but Hamels' 2.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 139/40 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings have him among the National League's best pitchers. He'll toe the slab again Sunday against the Mets.
Aug 3 - 5:07 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies have had no offers and "no meaningful dialogue" with teams inquiring on Cole Hamels.

Rosenthal adds that the Phils have also not made "any specific requests" in talks and a potential Hamels trade is the "least likely" to go down of all the ones Philly is contemplating. While Hamels may technically be on the trade block, Philadelphia understandably wants a ton in return and it's looking like teams probably won't be willing to give up what it would take. Hamels boasts a 2.55 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 133/39 K/BB ratio this season.
Jul 29 - 10:59 PM

Cole Hamels picked up his eighth win of the season after shutting the Mets out over eight innings on Tuesday.

Hamels' name has been bandied about in trade rumors lately, but the lefty was able to ignore the distractions and continue his run of strong pitching. Including Tuesday's outing, in which he allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out eight, Hamels has a 1.58 ERA in 12 starts since the beginning of June. Overall, he has a 2.55 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 133/39 K/BB ratio. Hamels will wrap up the Phillies' road trip on Sunday against the Nationals.
Jul 29 - 10:02 PM

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