Cole Hamels To Start Against Bucs

Posted by Erik Seybold

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Yesterday's game is a thing of the past, so forget about it. Today, the Phillies will host the Pittsburgh Pirates and they will send out lefty Cole Hamels (0-0, 4.50 ERA) against the Bucs. Hamels pitched two innings last Saturday against the New York Yankees. Allowing just one run on three hits, Hamels added a strikeout to his line. Hamels received no decision, but the Phillies ended up losing to the Yankees, 8-5.

The Pirates are 2-3 on the year, as are the Phillies. This afternoon, they will send out righthander James McDonald (0-1, 9.00 ERA) against the Phillies. In his last start, a two inning outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, McDonald allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk. McDonald complemented his line with a strikeout. McDonald was handed the loss in the 7-2 defeat.

The Phillies were only able to attain five total hits over the course of yesterday's game. Only one of those hits came from a major league starter (Shane Victorino). 

Today, Charlie Manuel will send out this lineup:

Today's Lineup vs. Pittsburgh

  1. Jimmy Rollins SS
  2. Placido Polanco 3B
  3. Shane Victorino CF
  4. Jim Thome DH
  5. Hunter Pence RF
  6. Ty Wigginton 2B
  7. John Mayberry Jr. 1B
  8. Laynce Nix LF
  9. Brian Schneider C
  10. Cole Hamels P.

You can catch the game LIVE on TCN @ 1:05 PM ET!

Let's Go Phillies!

Erik Seybold is a Contributor for Philliedelphia. You can follow him on Twitter @ErikSeyboldPHI.