Coming up Short for Hamels

In the expansion era (since 1961), only one Phillies pitcher with at least 20 starts and a record no better than .500 has an ERA lower than the 2.42 that Cole Hamels (6-6) currently sports (see list below).

In fact, over his last 63 starts, Hamels has a 3.06 ERA and a 20-20 record to show for it.

 Pitcher  Year    GS     W- L  ERA
 Chris Short  1967  26    9-11    2.39  
 Cole Hamels  2014  20    6-  6  2.42
 John Denny  1984  22    7-  7  2.45
 Larry Jackson  1968  34  13-17  2.77
 Woodie Fryman  1968  32  12-14  2.78
 Chris Short  1963  27    9-12  2.95
 Larry Jackson  1967  37  13-15  3.10
 Steve Carlton  1983  37  15-16  3.11
 Cliff Lee  2012  30    6-  9  3.16
 Curt Schilling  1996  26    9-10  3.19
 Larry Christenson   1978  33  13-14  3.24
 Jerry Koosman  1984  34  14-15  3.25
 Rick Wise  1967  25  11-11  3.28
 Terry Mulholland  1990  26    9-10  3.34
 Grant Jackson  1969  35  14-18  3.34
 Charles Hudson  1983  26    8-  8  3.35
 Ken Howell  1989  32  12-12  3.44
 Larry Christenson  1982  33    9-10  3.47
 Jim Kaat  1976  35  12-14  3.48
 Cole Hamels  2013  33    8-14  3.60

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