Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Banking on Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels career statistics at Citizens Bank Park and on the road.

Banking on Cole Hamels

Saturday marked Cole Hamel´s 99th career regular season start at Citizens Bank Park. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Saturday marked Cole Hamel's 99th career regular season start at Citizens Bank Park. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Saturday marked Cole Hamel's 99th career regular season start at Citizens Bank Park, and perhaps his last as a Phillie. It was also his 200th career major league appearance.

Although the numbers are close, Hamels' regular season statistics at CBP are a little better than those away from home, but he was simply masterful in postseason road games (5-1, 2.01, .216 opp. BA).

Here are Hamels' career regular season and postseason numbers at home and on the road (*includes one relief appearance):

     REGULAR SEASON            POSTSEASON     
  CBP Road CBP Road
Games 99 *101 7 6
Record 46-32 39-26 2-3 5-1
   Pct. .590 .600 .400 .833
ERA 3.22 3.54 4.14 2.01
IP/GS 6.62 6.38 5.90 6.72
WHIP 1.10 1.18 1.06 1.04
HR/9IP 1.16 1.04 1.09 0.89
BB/9IP 2.17 2.35 2.40 2.23
SO/9IP 8.56 8.43 8.27 8.70
SO/BB 3.94 3.59 3.45 3.90
Opp. Avg.      .231 .244 .220 .216
Opp. OBA .280 .295 .271 .269
Opp. Slg. .390 .401 .393 .338
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