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July 1 CSN Philly:
There are breaks and then there are lucky breaks. For the Phillies in Thursday afternoon’s 5-2 defeat to the Boston Red Sox at the Bank, no break just might be the luckiest of all. Cole Hamels was hit in the fourth inning by a line drive batted by slugger Adrian Gonzalez, and though Hamels recorded the out and stayed in the game to get the last out of the frame, the Phils’ lefty did not return for the fifth.
June 30 LehighValleyLive.com:
Philadelphia Phillies left-handed starting pitcher Cole Hamels left this afternoon’s game against the Boston Red Sox with a right-hand contusion after pitching four innings. Hamels was hit by a line drive of the bat of the Red Sox’s Adrian Gonzalez in the fourth. Hamels was examined on the field after the play, but finished the inning.
July 1 Camden Courier-Post:
In many ways, the Philadelphia Phillies’ season has gone exactly as planned. They assembled a pitching rotation that some observers said could rank among the greatest in baseball history. It has not disappointed. Phillies starters lead the major leagues in ERA, shutouts, complete games and strikeouts. They will take baseball’s best record past the season’s midpoint.
July 1 LehighValleyLive.com:
Sometimes the other guy can pitch, too. A surly and restive crowd of 45,810 at Citizens Bank Park seemed to take it personally that the ace in complete control of Thursday’s game wasn’t wearing Philadelphia Phillies’ red and white but rather the road gray of the Boston Red Sox. Left-hander Jon Lester put on the kind of show Phils fans expect from their own aces — two hits, no runs, five strikeouts over seven innings.
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