Cole Hamels


Before the Phillies bullpen allowed the Nationals to secure a comfortable lead in the eighth inning on Sunday, much of the afternoon was the Stephen Strasburg vs. Cole Hamels show.


GAME IN A NUTSHELL: With Stephen Strasburg and Cole Hamels on the mound, this game was billed as a pitchers duel. It did not disappoint.


Sitting in last place with the third-highest payroll in the majors, the Philadelphia Phillies appear close to a massive breakup.