Cole Hamels was looking good and healthy. Then Shane Victorino had gotten another game turning hit which was a great way for the Phillies to make a come back from to unexpected days off. Halmes got a solid six innings in his return from the DL list and Victorino had hit a good tiebreaking two run homer in the eighth inning in Monday night which set up the Philles to win 3-2 over Cincinnati Reds. Victorino managed to snap up a 0 for 11 slump with the homer shot off right hander Homer Bailey which helped to improve the Phillies to a 4-1 lead against Cincinnati. Philadelphia had come away with a sense that it is a formidable rotation. Football lines
Victorino said “He looked very sharp, very good,” “If you’d told me he was on the DL for 15 days, I’d have said, ‘No way.’ I hope to keep that Cole the rest of the way. I think he’s back.”
Hamels had held the Reds to a good two hits and one misplayed fly ball in the six innings which got an encouraging return by the left hander who was also sidelined by an inflamed pitching shoulder. Football betting lines
The manager Charlie Manuel said “It was a real good night for him, real good,” “We didn’t want to push him. At the same time, he felt good.”
Antonio Bastardo had fanned a good three in his one inning of relief. Then Dave Sapplet got an infield single drive in the run at the eighth, which cut it to 3-2. Ryan Madison then gave up one hit in the ninth prior to finishing it off for his 24th save in the 26 chances he got. The Phillies were coming off two unplanned days of leave owing to Hurricane Irene. The rainouts had left them with a rather formidable schedule the remaining of the way in a 33 game in 31 days. Basketball odds
Hamels said “I want to finish the season healthy and go into the postseason healthy,” “That’s the ultimate goal.”
Bailey had fanned a season high nine batters but had made one bad pitch out of the 100 that turned the game.
Reds manager Dusty Baker said “When you’re playing a team that has the pitching that they have, they’re accustomed to playing low-scoring, close games, and one pitch can be the difference