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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Game 4: Hamels struggles (3-1)

Cole Hamels got into trouble in the first inning. It was 2nd and 3rd with no outs before Hamels worked his way out of the jam without allowing a Met to cross the plate. He cruised through the 2nd with a 1-2-3 inning. At that point, I for sure felt like he had settled in. Then, in the 3rd inning where Hamels allowed 0 extra base hits, 2 walks, two singles to the opposing pitcher (Chris Young), and a passed ball, the Mets scored 6 runs. Hamels didn't finish the inning, as Kyle Kendrick was brought in, in relief.

I would most definitely not classify his outing as being shelled, as he allowed 0 XBHs. I would consider that he got pretty unlucky in the inning actually. Did he pitch well? No.

There's not much to say about the game other than that. The bullpen came in and did a pretty good job; they allowed 1 run over 6.1 IP.

Should we be worried about Cole Hamels? No.

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