Cole Hamels posted by Phillies Fan
Born December 27, 1983, Cole Hamels plays MLB for Philadelphia Phillies as their pitcher. Hamels started playing professional baseball in 2003, when he pitched for Lakewood BlueClaws, a Class-A team of the South Atlantic League. He pitched well, and he was promoted in the later part of the season to play with Clearwater Threshers, a Class-A Advanced team of the Florida State League. Hamels, also won Paul Owen Award that year, which is given to the best Phillies minor league pitcher. However, in 2004 and 2005, he suffered many injuries and made only a few appearances. In 2006, Hamels returned playing for Clearwater, and he was later promoted to play with Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, a triple-A team of International League.
Hamels made his MLB debut in May 2006, when he played for Philadelphia Phillies against Cincinnati Reds, where he struck out seven, allowed a single hit, walked five, and earned a no-decision against the Reds. In April 2007, Hamels pitched a complete game, which was his first in MLB. In the game, he allowed a single run in five hits, and set his career high record of 15 strikeouts. Due to his excellent performance, he was selected in NL All Star Team.
In 2008, Hamels complained of being underpaid by the Phillies; however, he continued to perform exceptionally well, with 3 wins, and 2.70 ERA in 43 1/3 innings. In May while playing against Atlanta Braves, he earned his complete game shutout. In 2014, Hamels was not ready for Opening Day as he had bicep tendonitis. However, in April, he pitched for a Class-A Advanced team of the minor league, where he struck out four and allowed two runs. In September, Hamels was back playing for the Phillies against Atlanta Braves, where he delivered 108 pitches in 6 innings.Continue reading "Cole Hamels"