Phillies lose the race for Cole Hamels
The Philadelphia Phillies’ chances to bring back Cole Hamels have come to an end. Jon Heyman reported today that Hamels plans on signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
With a starting rotation of Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Walker Buehler, and Julio Urias, the Dodgers definitely needed to add Cole Hamels to the mix. Honestly, the move doesn’t make sense but when you can add a former World Series MVP I guess you jump on it.
Hamels hasn’t pitched a full season since 2019, when he was with the Chicago Cubs. The now 37 year old Hamels started 27 games for the Cubs that season, posting a 3.81 ERA.
With that, Hamels is back home in Southern California for one final run at a World Series.
The Phillies rotation, is as followed:
- Aaron Nola
- Zack Wheeler
- Kyle Gibson
- Ranger Suarez
- Chase Anderson
Anderson is pitching tonight for the Phillies and is only back in the rotation due to Zach Eflin’s injury. Eflins timetable for return is currently unknown. Ranger Suarez pitched well the other night but was limited to just three innings as he makes the move from the bullpen to the rotation.
Phillies are now just 1.5 games back from the NL East-leading New York Mets and one game above .500 at 54-53.
Mandatory Credit: USATI