Morning Phil Up – 4/30/2014 – Cole Hamels and Philadelphia Phillies get washed away
By Mike Lacy
Apr 29, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A fan waits during a rain delay for the start of the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports
Mets defeat Phillies 6-1
Emotional reaction immediately after the game
Let’s go Flyers!!!
Less emotional reaction after thinking about it a bit
Some pitchers have teams they just don’t do well against. It looks like that’s the case for Cole Hamels and the Mets.
Jon Niese was given a lead and he made sure that it held up. Daniel Murphy continued his success against Hamels with three hits on the night.
Was it rust, the rain, or simply a bad night? Whatever the reason, Hamels simply didn’t have it last night.
New York Mets (15-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-13)
Bartolo Colon. Image Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Game time: 7:05 PM
Starting pitchers: Bartolo Colon (2-3) vs. Kyle Kendrick (0-2)
After last night’s soggy affair, the Phillies hope to salvage a split in the two-game series. They’ll send Kyle Kendrick to the mound, and hopefully he can do better in the predicted soggy conditions than Hamels did. I think the Phillies would be happy with a standard Kendrick line of 6.1 innings and three earned runs.
The ageless Bartolo Colon will go for the Mets. Colon’s career looked to be done in 2010, but he’s had a resurgence the past few years. His ERA of 4.50 is skewed by one particularly bad start against the Angels. Aside from that, he’s been quite good.
Link of Interest
Rant Sports – Freddy Galvis might be the best defensive player anyone has ever seen
Utility infielder Freddy Galvis has struggled with the bat this season. While the team would like to see more offense out of him, his true value lies in his glove. Galvis is probably the Phillies’ best defender, and his ability to play any infield position makes him valuable, especially in late game situations when the team requires a defensive replacement.
Tweet of Importance
So…not a good night for the Phillies organization as a whole. But hey, the Flyers won!