Hamels Superb; Phillies' Offense Does the Rest in 7-1 Rout of Astros

By SAMUEL BOTWINICK  |  Staff Writer 
@avdbkr20samuel

Cole Hamels was superb on Sunday, tossing five innings, and surrendering one run, on one hit. 

"I had spurts throughout the game where I wasn't really able to execute pitches," said Hamels, "but you just keep making adjustments. I was finally able to get a couple good pitches there, but it's not as consistent as where I need it to be."


Laynce Nix hit a solo shot off lefty Sergio Escalona in the top of the fourth.

Freddy Galvis went 3-4 and drove in two.


On the Mound:  Tyler Cloyd pitched a scoreless inning in relief ...  Zach Miner threw a scoreless inning, while striking out two and walking one ... and Jeremy Horst tossed one scoreless inning, while striking out two.

At the Plate:  Erik Kratz hit a two-run triple ...  Michael Young went 2-3, doubling, and scoring a run ... and Ryan Howard went hitless in three at bats.

Up Next:  The Phillies are off on Monday for the first time this spring.  On Tuesday, the Phillies will take on the Detroit Tigers at Bright House Field.  Roy Halladay will make his fourth start of the spring.

-  Samuel Botwinick is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Baseball Review.  Contact him at sbotwinick@philadelphiabaseballreview.com or @avdbkr20samuel on twitter.  

 


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