By: David Malandra(@djmjr788)
Fox1470.com Phillies Contributor
After getting sweep by the Washington Nationals, the Phillies opened a game series against the Atlanta Braves from Turner Field in Atlanta. The Pitching matchup was Cole Hamels vs. Braves Julio Teheran. Charlie Manuel shake the lineup, Darin Ruf got start in right field, Dom brown back in the lineup batting 4th in left field, Cody Asche back at 3rd base, Michael Young at 1st Base, Jimmy Rollins back in leadoff position & John Mayberry back in center
Phillies Cole Hamels would help his own cause by hitting a triple in the 3rd inning which would lead to the game's 1st run when Jimmy Rollins singles to take an early 1-0 lead. The Phillies would add more in the 6th inning when Cody Asche adds some insurance with a 3-run home run scoring Chase Utley & Dom Brown to make it 4-0. Phillies would add another in 9th inning when Carlos Ruiz singles to center scoring Cody Asche to make it 5-0 Phillies.
Hamels pitching a gem of the game was only a few outs away from the complete game shutout but he Braves spoil that by finally getting on the board when Chris Johnson hits a ground-rule double down the right-field line scoring Justin Upton to cut Phillies lead to 5-1. Cole Hamels would get the job done as Phillies win 5-1, Hamels throws a Complete game, his 1st complete game this season, end 11 game losing streak on the road. With the win, Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel picks up career win 1,000 becoming the 59th manager in MLB history to reach 1,000 wins.
Cole Hamels line vs. Braves 9 innings, 6 hits, 1 run, 9 Strikeouts on 123 pitches, Braves Starter Julio Teheran went 6 innings, 6 hits, 4 runs, 5 strikeouts on 95 pitches. The Phillies send Ethan Martin to face Braves Kris Medlen in game 2 of series on Tuesday at 7:10 PM
WP: Cole Hamels (5-13)
LP: Julio Teheran (9-6)
Time of game: 2:45 (1:48 for Rain Delay)
Attendance at Turner Field in Atlanta Georgia 20,676