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Cole Hamels' First 3 Goals for 2014

Cole Hamels' First 3 Goals for 2014

Cole Hamels' First 3 Goals for 2014

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. (Charles Fox/Staff file photo)
Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. (Charles Fox/Staff file photo)

Like most Phillies fans, we were hoping for Cole Hamels to record his 100th career victory Wednesday night. But that he didn’t only makes what should be his first three goals for 2014 easy to define. Here they are (along with weather-dependent start dates):

1. Earn 100th victory (Phillies game No. 1: Monday, March 31, at Texas)

2. Tie Curt Schilling with 101 wins (Game No. 6: Sunday, April 6, at Wrigley Field)

3. Pass Curt Schilling with 102 wins (Game. No. 11; Saturday, April 12, hosting the Marlins)

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Here are the pitchers with 80 or more career victories for the Phils:

 

 PITCHERS WITH 80+ WINS AS A PHILLIE
 Pitcher    W    L  Pct.
 Steve Carlton
 241  
 161  
 .600 
 Robin Roberts
 234  199  .540
 Grover Cleveland Alexander   
 190    91
 .676
 Chris Short
 132  127  .510
 Curt Simmons
 115  110  .511
 Curt Schilling
 101    78
 .564
 Cole Hamels
   99
   74
 .572
 Tully Sparks
   95
   94
 .503
 Jim Bunning
   89
   73
 .549
 Eppa Rixey
   87
 103
 .458
 Bill Duggleby
   87
   96
 .475
 Larry Christenson
   83
   71
 .539
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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