This one is quite simple — the Phillies have never lost a game against the Cincinnati Reds that Cole Hamels started. Period. Ten-and-oh.
Among those 10 starts are Hamel's career-high strikeout game (15), the fifth highest-scoring game in Phillies history (22-1) and a playoff-clinching masterpiece (Oct. 10, 2010).
Some totals for the 10 games: 1.26 ERA, 0.837 WHIP and the Reds are batting .163 against him. But our favorite stat is that in 10 starts covering seven seasons, he has allowed exactly four Reds runs that did not cross home plate on a home run.
Hamels' starts vs. Cincinnati:
|May 12, 2006||W 8-4||—||5.0||1||0||0||5||7||0|
|April 21, 2007||W 4-1||W||9.0||5||1||1||2||15||1|
|April 7, 2008||W 5-3||W||7.0||5||2||1||3||4||0|
|June 5, 2008||W 5-0||W||9.0||3||0||0||3||4||0|
|May 19, 2009||W 4-3||W||6.0||5||3||3||2||7||2|
|July 6, 2009||W 22-1||W||7.0||3||1||1||0||2||1|
|July 11, 2010||W 1-0||W||7.2||6||0||0||3||3||0|
|Oct. 10, 2010||W 2-0||W||9.0||5||0||0||0||9||0|
|May 23, 2011||W 10-3||W||6.0||5||3||3||2||4||1|
|Aug. 29, 2011||W 3-2||—||6.0||2||1||1||0||7||0|