Hamels is learning what the stars that came before him - McNabb and Allen Iverson, Eric Lindros and Randall Cunningham and so many others - found out a long time ago: Perception often trumps reality in Philly. How Hamels actually plays seems not to matter to a subset of fans and journalists who have already made up their minds about the pitcher. Some people are predisposed to dislike him.
What he said. Read the whole thing.
For Phillies bullpen, a healthy Durbin ahead of the curve | Philadelphia Daily News | 04/20/2010
So what we learned is that relief pitcher performance is highly variable and fluctuates from year to year?
Cosart tosses six shutout innings for 'Claws | APP.com | Asbury Park Press
Lookin' good, Jarred.
R-Phils fall to Harrisburg, 2-1
Phillippe Aumont pitched well, and Tyson Gillies hit a home run.
Mets 6, Cubs 1: I Like Ike More Than Mike - Amazin' Avenue
Guys, Ike Davis is their savior. Honest to God.
Washington Nationals: Craig Stammen Dominant Through Eight, Nats Win 5-2 Over Colorado Rockies. - Federal Baseball
Washington Nationals: 2-4 vs. Philadelphia; 5-2 vs. the rest of the league.