If you subscribe to the theory that Cole Hamels' start Monday could be the most important of his season (as he is coming back from shoulder soreness), then they couldn't have put him on the mound in front of a better team.
He has, quite simply, owned the Reds in his career.
Including the 2010 playoffs and his one appearance against earlier this season (at right), he is 8-0, 1.23 in nine starts and has held them to a .168 batting average:
|CG / Shutouts||3 / 2|
|Runs / Earned||10 / 9|