Phillies: Top five pitching seasons over the last 10 years

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PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 06: Roy Halladay #34 and Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate Halladay's no-hitter and the win in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park on October 6, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Reds 4-0. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 06: Roy Halladay #34 and Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate Halladay's no-hitter and the win in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park on October 6, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Reds 4-0. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA – OCTOBER 27: Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 27, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /

No. 2: 2008 Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels in 2008 comes in at number two on the list. Hamels had a solid but not extraordinary regular season. He finished with a record of 14-10 with an ERA of 3.09 and 196 strikeouts for a K/9 of 7.76.

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The reason Hamels is so high on the list is a result of his postseason performance that year. Hamels was a key factor in the 2008 World Series win as he dominated during the Postseason.

Hamels made five starts that postseason and finished with a record of 4-0 and an ERA of 1.80. He also almost set a record as no pitcher has ever won 5 starts in a postseason.

If not being pulled after 75 pitches due to rainy conditions in his final start of the postseason, it is entirely possible Hamels would have entered the record books.

Hamels’ performance earned him the World Series MVP award, as well as the NLCS MVP award.

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