Madson gets save as Phils double up Mets
Hamels pitched 6 2-3 effective innings, a new-look bullpen got the last seven outs and the Philadelphia
Hamels (9-9) allowed one run and seven hits, striking out six. Last year’s World Series and NLCS MVP, Hamels has been sharp in three of his last four starts.
“I’m trying to redeem my season and finish strong, finish the way I planned on starting the year,” Hamels said.
“We’re definitely going to get Lidge back out there,”
New York fell to a season-low 17 games under .500.
Rollins put the
Feliz delivered another two-out RBI single in the third to make it 2-0.
“I wanted to stop the game and give him the ball,” Manuel joked. “I didn’t think we can do that.”
Victorino and Utley hit consecutive doubles in the eighth to extend the lead to 3-1.
Hamels’ strong effort was an encouraging sign for Philadelphia, which had lost five of seven. Hamels tossed eight scoreless innings in an extra-inning win at Pittsburgh on Aug. 26 and followed that up with a two-hit shutout against San Francisco. But he regressed in his next start, allowing four runs and eight hits in six innings in a loss at Houston last Sunday.
“He was effective, ran his fastball up on our hitters and had a good changeup,”