Padres Start Final Homestand Against Phillies

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Sep 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws a pitch against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3 features two crafty lefties in Eric Stults (7-16, 4.49 ERA) and the Rancho Bernardo High grad Cole Hamels (8-7, 2.51 ERA). Stults pitched well his last time out, earning the win. He threw 6 innings while only allowing 2 runs and only walking one. He has 3 starts against Philly, with a 0-1 record and a 5.14 ERA. Hamels in a native San Diegan who has pitched very well against his hometown team. In 15 starts, he is 8-2 with a 2.21 ERA. The Padres are the team he has started against the most outside of Philadelphia’s division.

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