Cole Hamels’ Top Five Moments With Phillies

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Jun 30, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

5. Hamels’ Eight Shutout Innings vs Brewers in 2008 NLDS

As I will touch on later in the countdown, the Phillies made the playoffs in 2007 for the first time since 1993. Hamels turned in a solid 6.2 inning start, while allowing three runs, in game one of the 2007 NLDS, but it wasn’t enough as the Phillies would lose the game 4-2. The club would go on to be swept by the eventual national league champions, lighting a fire under the Phillies coming into the 2008 season.

After another late NL East division win, Hamels got the ball to start the playoffs again. And he began what would be a special playoff run.

Hamels tossed eight shutout innings and only allowed two hits while striking out nine. Brad Lidge would make things interesting in the ninth inning, but he held on to reward Hamels’ dominance and give the Phillies their first playoff win in 15 years.

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