Cole Hamels: The Clockwork 5

Monday night, Cole Hamels threw seven innings in the Phillies' 3-2 win over the Nationals. It was the 71st consecutive start in which he lasted at least five innings. That is the fourth longest such streak for the Phillies since 1950 (see below).

Cliff Lee also has an active 43-start streak going, good for 10th on the list. But the team's record during both those runs (a combined 59-55) is mediocre.

 

 PHILLIES PITCHERS WITH MOST CONSECUTIVE 5+-INNING STARTS
 (Since 1950)
 
 Pitcher

 G

 First Start

 Last Start
 Pitcher's  
 Record
 Team's
 Record  
 Curt Schilling  87    May 27, 1997  May 18, 2000   42-29   50-37
 Steve Carlton  81  Sept. 13, 1979    June 6, 1982   48-19   55-26
 Robin Roberts  73  Aug. 18, 1951  July 25, 1953   50-18   52-20
 Cole Hamels  71  July 22, 2011  —   26-23   37-34
 Jim Bunning  53  May 1, 1965  June 28, 1966   27-11   35-18
 Roy Halladay  52  April 5, 2010  July 8, 2011   32-13   38-14
 Randy Wolf  51  May 9, 2002  Aug. 14, 2003   22-15  31-20
 Steve Carlton  49  June 3, 1972  June 26, 1973   29-12  31-18
 Cliff Lee  43  July 4, 2012     17-10  22-21
 Vicente Padilla    42  May 16, 2003  Sept. 18, 2004     17-14  23-19
 Curt Schilling  40  May 19, 1992  June 16, 1993   20-10  24-16
 Steve Carlton  40  April 30, 1984  June 12, 1985   13-13  19-21

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