Hamels Shuts Down Braves


Aug 12, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Cole Hamels pitched a complete game and hit a triple, while Cody Asche delivered the big blow in the game with a three run homer as the Phillies beat the Braves 5-1 on Monday Night.

Hamels only allowed six hits in his nine innings, while striking out nine. Hamels helped himself in the third inning when he smacked a one out triple to left center that was just out of the reach of B.J. Upton. Jimmy Rollins would follow with a single to right, making it 1-0.

Braves’ starter Julio Teheran pitched six innings, allowing four earned runs. The one big mistake came in the sixth inning. Teheran would hit Darin Ruf with a pitch, putting runners on first and second with one out. Cody Asche then smacked a homer to right increasing the lead to 4-0.

The Braves lone run came in the 9th inning when Chris Johnson doubled with two outs scoring Justin Upton, who led the inning off with a double.

The victory also marked Charlie Manual’s 1000th in his managerial career.

The series continues tomorrow night when Kris Medlen (9-10, 3.85 ERA) goes up against Ethan Martin (1-1, 6.75 ERA)