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Phils Snap Losing Streak, Win 8-0

After dropping each of their last six games, the Phillies snapped the season long streak with a win against the Reds, 8-0. The offense got to Reds starter Johnny Cueto in the 4th, and collected ten hits overall. Cole Hamels was masterful in seven and two-thirds innings, and Domonic Brown, John Mayberry Jr, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Marlon Byrd, and Ryan Howard collected RBIs.

Great Start For Hamels 

Cole Hamels threw 7.2 shutout innings (the deepest he’s gone in a game in 2014), allowing just five hits. He walked two and struck out three. His 125 pitches are tied for his second highest total on the year. His ERA is now down to 3.49, and he’s thrown at least six innings in all but one start this year. He’s had the Reds’ number over the years, and with tonight’s start, now holds a 1.36 ERA against the Reds, and a 1.09 ERA in Cincinnati.

J-Roll Inching Closer To Record

Jimmy Rollins notched another hit–a home run in the 5th–putting him six hits away from tying the all-time team record, seven from breaking it. It could happen in this current series in Cincinnati, but the team returns home to face the Padres next, which is more likely.

Losing Streak Snapped!

The Phils were playing some horrid baseball lately. They lost their last six games, and the way they were losing was just hard to watch. Tonight, however, they played with life, and looked like a team that was determined to snap the losing streak. Here’s to hoping that this continues and isn’t just a one-time thing.

The Phillies and Reds are back at it tomorrow with a 4:10 start time. Roberto Hernandez will go for the Phils, and Alfredo Simon will go for the Reds.




  1. Andrew from waldorf

    June 7, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Winner winner
    Chicken dinner

    Cincinnati booed because their team is not supposed to be losing to a team like the Phils.

    They have been very disappointing this year and are 5 games under .500.

    Losing to the Phils is embarrassing.

    • Tracey

      June 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      No, Cincinnati booed because they didn’t get 11 strikeouts, which would earn everyone with a ticket a free pizza. See:

      Their pitching notched 10 strikeouts. The fans booed when the Phils’ last out was a fly ball instead of a K, which would have won them a pizza, win or lose. Yes, that’s the kind of fans they have in Cincinnati: They don’t care if their team wins or loses, as long as they get free pizza. And people say Phillies fans suck.

  2. Bruce

    June 7, 2014 at 1:04 am

    The Phillies won! The Phillies WON!! Oh, what a re-lieeeeef it is! What a Relief! (borrow from an Alka-Seltzer commercial of years ago).

    Cole Hamels came through as an ace in ending the 6-game losing streak. I remember a comment from a pessimist in another thread claiming the Phillies would lose to the Reds (and the series) tonight because Cueto with his league leading ERA of 1.68 would be pitching. The pessimist overlook the fact that Hamels owned the Reds for the length of his career and now improved to 10-0 in 13 career appearances against the Reds, holding them to three runs or less each time. The Phillies have won all of his 13 starts against Cincinnati.

    Glad to see the Phillies’ offense woke up from their sleep walking doldrums. Let us keep our fingers crossed that their offensive outburst (smile) tonight can start a momentum swing in the right direction.

    Way to go Phillies! … says a supportive fan.

  3. bacardipr

    June 7, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Well Cueto was obviously way off tonight. The ball boy could of hit that meatball he tossed to Rollins.

  4. Art kyriazis

    June 7, 2014 at 8:15 am

    The losing streak has coincided with Cliff Lee’s injury & DL status. Last year, Lee & Hamels were by far the clubs leaders in WAR–Lee was 2d in NL pitcher WAR right behind LA’s Cy Young winner with appr 7.3 WAR, while Hamels was over 5 WAR. The Phils pythag record last year was 10 games worse than actual, so really they were a 65 win team. Without Lee & Hamels, they are a 53 win team. Ergo, a 100+ loss team.

    Rebuilding will be very painful to watch. I wouldn’t move lee until Biddle is ready to replace him, and not Hamels at all. Howard should be moved right away. Utley not at all. There is no reason not to bring up Franco. And they need a LF & a CF. Real ones.

  5. Chuck A.

    June 7, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Howard is not tradable. Utley is. Chase’s value will never be higher than it is right now. HE’S the one that you want to move.

  6. Mike in NJ

    June 7, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Man, Hamels really owns the Reds, doesn’t he? I’m sure Hernandez will start a new losing streak tonight, though.

    LOL You couldn’t give Howard away. You’d probably have to eat just about the entire contract to have any hope of getting ANYTHING back for him. My #1 to get rid of while he’s still pitching well is Papelbon, but even with him you’d probably have to eat most of that to get something decent in return

  7. "Big Ed" Delahanty

    June 7, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Finally…a win, and w one with pizazz to boot: a Hamel’s shut out and an offensive explosion against Cueto, who has been lights out recently. Can it continue? Hopefully…

    • c. schreiber

      June 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm


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