Ok, Cole Hamels. This is it. This is when you should do it. You've lulled all the other teams into thinking that you're having a lot of trouble. You've got them fooled. This is the perfect time to duck into a phone booth and whip off the horn rimmed glasses and the nerdy suit and reveal yourself. Your true self. Cole Hamels, man among men, king of pitchers, our hope for the future. Now's the time. Come on. We're waiting for you.
I don't even care about this:
Jeff Locke vs. Cole Hamels tonight. Two lefties facing the two offenses worst in baseball vs. lefties.— Matt Gelb (@magelb) April 23, 2013
Yeah, so the Pirates suck against lefties. But this could be a real confidence building start for Hamels. He needs that. On the other hand, if he sucks, then I don't want to talk about it because that won't happen shut up shut up shut up I mean it.
Hamels faces off against Jeff Locke, who is also a lefty pitcher. I'm guessing this is going to be a night of little offense, so pour yourself a glass of whatever you're drinking and make sure you have plenty more on hand. I'm drinking Tenacious Traveler Shandy. And later on, probably bourbon. (Eagle Rare.)
What is everyone drinking tonight? Discuss that and the game in the comments below.
Phillies lead the series 1-0
WP: Raul Valdes (1 - 0)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon
LP: Jared Hughes (1 - 2)
|3 - 2 win|
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|Thu 04/25||1:05 PM EDT|
#35 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies
Dec 27, 1983
|2013 - Cole Hamels||0-2||4||4||0||0||0||0||23.2||24||17||17||4||10||20||6.46||1.44|
#49 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates
Nov 20, 1987
|2013 - Jeff Locke||1-1||3||3||0||0||0||0||15.2||18||9||9||4||9||6||5.17||1.72|