Cole Hamels’ Top Five Moments With Phillies

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Jun 8, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

3. Complete Game Shutout Against Cincinnati Reds in 2010 NLDS

Cole Hamels may have had his best regular season to date in 2010, and was just two seasons removed from winning a World Series MVP. Still, after a disappointing 2009 season — one in which the Phillies may have been him pitching well away from winning a second World Series — Hamels entered the playoffs with a chip on his shoulder.

And boy, did he deliver.

This series will always be defined by Roy Halladay throwing a no-hitter in his first ever playoff game, but Hamels helped what was dubbed H20 (Halladay, Hamels and Roy Oswalt) complete a series sweep with a dominant start. Over nine innings, Hamels scattered five hits and struck out nine, including striking out former Phillie Scott Rolen to end the game.

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