Paul Maholm (10-10, 4.41) vs. Cole Hamels (6-13, 3.50)
The Phillies are going for the sweep! You heard that right. The Phillies are in position to sweep the first place team in the National League East. I wouldn’t say the Phillies are playing spoiler since it is inevitable that the Braves will clinch a playoff spot, but it certainty will push back their champagne celebration.
Cole Hamels is on the hill today. With the way he has been pitching lately, it’s almost hard to believe that he had an ERA well over 4.00 at one point during this season. Hamels left in the seventh inning during his last start because “he didn’t feel right.” It’s said not to be an issue, but today will prove if there is anything affecting him.