The Philadelphia area has seen five days of unbelievable weather. But, the Seattle-like gloom and rain from last week is back today as the Phillies and Dodgers hope to get in the rubber game of their three-game series.
Cole Hamels hopes to build on his promising start from last Friday night (2 earned runs in 6 innings, 7 strikeouts, 3 hits, 2 walks) and lower his 6.17 ERA for the season. But he's got a tough task ahead of him, as the Phillies face the Dodgers' ace, who actually has started the season performing like one (unlike Hamels). Chad Billingsley has a 5-1 record with a 2.45 ERA and 1.13 WHIP.
Of course, Billingsley will take to the mound memories of his performances against the Phillies in the 2008 playoffs. In case anyone has forgotten, the Phillies pummelled Billingsley in game 1 against the Dodgers and then got to his head in game 5. In neither game did he last through the third inning.
Will it be revenge today for Billingsley? Or will the Phillies continue to mess with him? Or maybe the weather gods will make the teams play this one on some open day in August....
|2009 - Cole Hamels||1-2||5||5||0||0||0||0||23.1||30||16||16||5||6||22||6.17||1.54|
|2009 - Chad Billingsley||5-1||7||7||0||0||0||0||47.2||34||14||13||1||20||47||2.45||1.13|