Scene: Philadelphia. Early morning. Cole Hamels is out getting coffee and breakfast for his young family.
Random Asshat Fan: "Hey Cole!"
Random Asshat Fan: "John Lannan went seven innings last night! Three earned runs! I guess HE should be at the top of the rotation now, huh!? HAHAHAHA!" /trips on own feet, spills coffee all over himself
So how does this scene end? It could end two ways.
Hamels: "Dude, take it easy. It was my first start. Here, do you need a napkin? You spilled coffee all over yourself while you were inconsiderately mocking me on a Sunday morning while I was out getting breakfast for my gorgeous, amazing family."
Hamels: "You're right! THIS SHALL NOT STAND! I CANNOT LET JOHN LANNAN OUT PITCH ME!" /slams coffee down "LET IT BE KNOWN THAT TODAY I WILL PROVE MY SUPREMACY! OUT OF MY WAY, PEASANT!"
Today, Cole Hamels makes his first start at home and looks to redeem himself from his less than stellar Opening Day start on Monday. I think he can do it. The Phillies are looking to keep the energy going from last night's AWESOMELY EXCITING WALK-OFF. With a win today, they win the series and would get themselves to a .500 record.
James Shields takes the mound against Hamels and the Phillies today. Shields faced Philadelphia in game 2 of the 2008 World Series when he was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. Shields won that meeting. Today, let's hope he's not so lucky.
Should Kevin Frandsen start working on a Michael Young suit to fool Charlie Manuel into giving him more playing time? Discuss that and the game in the comments below.
3 game series vs Royals @ Citizens Bank Park
WP: Bruce Chen (1 - 0)
LP: Kyle Kendrick (0 - 1)
|4 - 13 loss|
WP: Antonio Bastardo (1 - 0)
LP: Greg Holland (0 - 1)
|4 - 3 win|
#35 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies
Dec 27, 1983
|2013 - Cole Hamels||0-1||1||1||0||0||0||0||5.0||7||5||5||3||1||5||9.00||1.60|
#33 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals
Dec 20, 1981
|2013 - James Shields||0-1||1||1||0||0||0||0||6.0||8||1||1||1||0||6||1.50||1.33|