Thursday, November 26, 2015

Struggles In St. Louis

The Phillies lost last night to the Cardinals, 6-3.

Struggles In St. Louis

Cole Hamels struggled and the Phillies´ five-game winning streak is snapped.
Cole Hamels struggled and the Phillies' five-game winning streak is snapped. TOM GANNAM / Associated Press

Cole Hamels said he is healthy. He just isn't pitching well.

He struggled in last night's 6-3 loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Hamels hasn't won since July 3. In his last five starts, three of them Phillies' losses, he has given up eight home runs, including two last night. Opponents have scored 14 runs on Hamels, though six have been unearned, in his last two starts.

"I'm not hurt," he said. "I'm perfectly fine. This is the year I'm not going on the disabled list.

"In the big innings, my change-up has been up. I haven't been able to locate it down. That's definitely an issue. I need to locate that pitch to have success."

The loss snapped the Phillies' five-game winning streak, although the Phillies maintained their one-game lead over the Mets in the NL East, if that's any consolation.


In the Phillies Notebook: returning to the place where the Phillies started their summer slide, trade deadline aftermath and J.A. Happ.

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