Jun 142011
Phillies ace Cole Hamels

Phillies ace Cole Hamels (photo: Blevine32)

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Talking Hamels, Madson and Brown

June 14 CSN Philly columnist Jim Salisbury:

Cole Hamels is on a roll that has rivaled his performance in the 2008 postseason. The Phillies’ lefthander, who starts against the Florida Marlins on Tuesday night, is 4-0 with a 1.70 ERA in his last five starts.  Those numbers resemble Hamels’ results during his storybook run of October 2008, when he went 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five postseason starts, helping the Phillies win the World Series while racking up a pair of postseason MVP awards.

Roles in Phils’ bullpen change quietly

June 14 Camden Courier-Post:

The changing of the guard came without much fanfare and without an official pronouncement from Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.  During the past several weeks, the Phillies have clearly entrusted the eighth-inning set-up role to Antonio Bastardo and Michael Stutes, who are 25 and 24 years old, respectively.  They have replaced veterans J.C. Romero and Jose Contreras, who have more experience holding on to slim leads.

Marlins’ Coghlan: Any series vs. Phillies is ‘must win’

June 14 Miami Herald:

Chris Coghlan said Monday that regardless of when the Marlins play the Phillies, every series is “must win.”  “I feel like any time you play Philly you have to beat them two out of three, otherwise it’s a failure,” Coghlan said. “I feel that way with everybody. But when you face guys in your own division, you have to win whether it’s June or September.”

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