Padres Win Series Against Phillies
By Nick Lee
Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego native Cole Hamels dominated the Padres once again on Wednesday. The Rancho Bernardo High grad threw 7 innings, struck out 9 and only allowed one run. He was stifling. He was not the lone reason the Phillies came out victorious. The Phils were also 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Three Phillies had multi-hit nights. Cameron Maybin was the only Padre that figured out Hamels. He was 2-for-3 with an RBI, run scored and a walk.
Eric Stults had a rough outing as he was unable to get out of the 5th inning. He allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and striking out 2. The bullpen pitched well, as they were put to work early. In 4.2 innings, they only allowed 3 hits and a run. This loss mathematically ended the Padres’ hopes of a playoff berth. The Padres have been without October baseball since their last berth in 2006. The loss was Stults’ 17th of the year. The start went south in the 5th inning, when the wheels just fell off. Each team had 9 hits, but the Padres were only able to muster 2 runs and fell 5-2.