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Hamels lasted seven innings Tuesday, allowing three runs on eight hits while fanning five and walking one in a no-decision against the visiting Nationals.
Hamels got after hitters in this one to the tune of 20-of-29 first-pitch strikes, a display of command that helped him shut out the Nats until the seventh inning when four singles and a walk, plus a solo homer in the eighth, tied the game 3-3. The lefty's ERA now sits at 2.59 on the year -- below his career average of 3.30 -- while his WHIP (1.16) is remarkably close to his average of 1.14 over nearly a decade in the majors. Hamels will look to improve to 8-6 when he next tosses Sunday at Atlanta.
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Hamels (7-6) picked up the win Wednesday against Seattle, going five innings while allowing three runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out four.
Hamels didn't have his best stuff today, needing 99 pitches, but it was enough to get the win. He'll take a sparkling 2.53 ERA into his next start.
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Hamels pitched seven strong innings on Friday against the Giants as he gave up three runs over seven innings, while striking out five hitters in the no-decision.
Although the win total isn't there for Hamels (6-6), he is still pitching lights-out this season with a 2.44 ERA on the year. He next takes the mound on Wednesday against the Mariners.
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Hamels struck out five and walked three while giving up one run on five hits over seven innings in the Phillies' loss the Mets on Saturday night.
While Hamels did not factor in the decision, Carlos Ruiz prevented him from taking a loss with a game-tying home run in the seventh inning. Now that he's been pulled back from waivers, Hamels will finish the season in Philadelphia, but trade rumors will almost certainly begin to swirl again during the offseason. Hamels will start against the Giants on Friday in San Francisco in his next scheduled outing.
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The Phillies have pulled Hamels back from waivers, the Phillies' official site reports.
The Cubs put in a claim on Hamels, but the two sides were not able to work out the parameters of a deal. The Phillies will likely explore moving Hamels again in the offseason.
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The Cubs were the team that claimed Hamels off revocable waivers this week, the Phillies' official site reports.
The Cubs have the prospects necessary to acquire Hamels, but a deal seems unlikely. The Phillies will be in a better negotiating position when they can engage other teams in trade discussions as well. That won't be an option until the offseason.
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Hamels was claimed off revocable waivers by an unidentified club, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
The Phillies have 48 hours to trade Hamels, or they can pull him back off waivers. It is unlikely that a deal will happen as the Phillies would have more suitors, and thus a greater return, if they wait until the offseason to move Hamels.
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Hamels was placed on revocable waivers by the Phillies on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
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Hamels lost Sunday despite surrendering just one unearned run on four hits over seven innings against the Nationals. He struck out six and walked one.
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies have had no offers and "no meaningful dialogue" with teams inquiring on Cole Hamels.
Rosenthal adds that the Phils have also not made "any specific requests" in talks and a potential Hamels trade is the "least likely" to go down of all the ones Philly is contemplating. While Hamels may technically be on the trade block, Philadelphia understandably wants a ton in return and it's looking like teams probably won't be willing to give up what it would take. Hamels boasts a 2.55 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 133/39 K/BB ratio this season.