Cole Hamels SP PHI 3 days ago

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels threw his first career no-hitter Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. Hamels struck out 13 batters, while the Cubs were no-hit for the first time since 1965. "Nothing will top winning a World Series, but this is right under it," said Hamels in an interview after the game. The no-hit bid looked to be at risk of being broken up when Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant sent a deep fly to the warning track with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but center fielder Odubel Herrera recovered in time to make the catch. Hamels, who had allowed 14 runs in his previous two outings, has been the subject of rampant trade rumors of late and is widely expected to be moved before the July 31 deadline despite four years and nearly $80 million left on his contract.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 2 weeks ago

Hamels will make his next start Sunday against the Marlins, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Hamels could have started Friday, but the Phillies will give him some extra rest coming out of the All-Star break. Hamels is coming off the worst start of his career, but has been very good overall this season. He is 5-7 with a 3.63 ERA and a 123:37 K:BB ratio in 116.2 innings.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 3 weeks ago

Hamels was torched for nine runs on 12 hits in 3.1 innings against the Giants on Friday.

The nine runs allowed were a career high for Hamels and the 12 hits tied a career high. It is fair to say this was the worst start of his career. Hamels saw his ERA inflate from 3.02 to 3.63 with the poor outing. He will likely make his next start in the Phillies' first game after the All-Star break.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 3 weeks ago

Hamels pitched seven scoreless innings Sunday. He allowed six hits while striking out six and walking none.

Hamels continues to pitch well, but he hasn't picked up a win since May 23 thanks to the Phillies' anemic offense. He has allowed two runs or less in five of his last seven starts. His run support of 2.38 per nine innings is the worst in baseball. He will face the Giants in his final start before the All-Star break.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 4 weeks ago

Hamels gave up two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings Tuesday against the Brewers.

In what appeared to be a pretty juicy matchup, Hamels exited after the seventh inning in line for the win but Ken Giles ended up coughing it up in the eighth inning. Hamels usually pitches like a front line starter, but it would certainly add to his fantasy value if he found his way to a team where he could be better aided by the players around him. He will make his next start Sunday in Atlanta.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 1 month ago

Hamels said he will be open-minded when considering any trade to a team on his no-trade list, CSN Philadelphia reports.

There have been a few reports recently that said Hamels would block trades to Toronto or Houston. Those teams are on his no-trade list, but Hamels said he has not been approached about any deals. Hamels cannot block deals to the Yankees, Rangers, Nationals, Cardinals, Braves, Padres, Dodgers, Cubs and Mets.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 1 month ago

Hamels (5-6) gave up five runs on eight hits in five innings against the Yankees on Wednesday. He walked three and struck out three.

Hamels was skipped in his last turn through the rotation due to a hamstring strain, but he seemed to be over it. Unfortunately, he wasn't effective, giving up five runs for the second time in three starts. Hamels has been generally excellent this year, but he may be distracted by the trade rumors circling his name, as his 10-year career with the Phillies may be coming to an end soon. He's lined up to make his next start Tuesday against Milwaukee.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 1 month ago

Hamels (hamstring) does not have no-trade protection from the Rangers, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

A previous report suggested Hamels would likely waive his no-trade clause to join the Rangers, but his willingness apparently won't be a factor, as Texas isn't one of the 20 teams covered by the clause. Although the Rangers and Phillies apparently have an ongoing dialogue, there hasn't been any indication that a deal is imminent. In the more immediate future, Hamels is expected to make Wednesday's start in the Bronx, after missing his previous outing because of a minor hamstring issue.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 1 month ago

The Rangers and Phillies have an ongoing dialogue about Hamels (hamstring), who is willing to waive his no-trade clause for a deal to Texas, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

The Rangers will likely get two or three potential big-league starters back from injuries within the next few weeks, but they still won't have anything close to an ace on the roster, and even the depth will still be questionable. The Phillies, meanwhile, have arguably been even worse than expected this season, and the Rangers have enough minor-league talent to put together an attractive package. Other teams could enter the mix, but most of the big spenders are either close to their self-imposed financial limits or not in need of a starter. A trade -- to Texas or elsewhere -- doesn't appear imminent, but it increasingly seems likely that Hamels will be moved by July. For the more immediate future, he's expected to make Wednesday's start against the Yankees, after a mild hamstring strain caused him to miss his last outing.

Cole Hamels SP PHI 1 month ago

Strasburg (hamstring) indicated Sunday that his bullpen session went well and that he will pitch Wednesday against the Yankees, Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Hamels was scratched from his start Sunday due to a mild hamstring strain, but indicated earlier he didn't believe a DL stint would be required and expected to make his next start. That appears to indeed be the case following his bullpen session barring a setback over the next couple days.