Philadelphia Phillies – Hamels Shuts Down Big Red Machine

The Philadelphia Phillies take 3 of 4 games in the series with the Cincinatti Reds at Citizen Bank Park.  Cole Hamels shoned once again like a diamond in the rough.  He pitched a complete game shut out against the Big Red Machine with only 3 hits accrued with a final score of 5-0.  The offense was lacking again today with 5 runs scored on 5 hits with one being a solo blast from Geoff Jenkins.  Jimmy Rollins was benched today in the 3rd inning by Charlie Manuel for failure to run out a routine pop-up which lead to an error and stranded Jimmy on 1st instead of 2nd base.  Eric Bruntlett was his replacement whom was able to get on base and later score due to Ken Griffey Jr.’s dropped ball in right field.  The Cincinnati Reds earned 3 errors today which puts them in 3rd place with 47 total errors in the N.L. while being tied with the Pittsburg Pirates for the 2nd worst fielding pct.  The Phillies are headed off to their 9 game road trip which they will play the Braves, Marlins, and the Cardinals before returning home to face the Boston Red Sox for inter-league play.  Go Phightins !!

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