Combined, Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay have put together the following stats this spring- 6 games, 20 2/3 innings pitched, 3 earned runs, 1.31 ERA, 23 strike outs, 5 walks and 11 hits allowed. The only earned runs Hamels has allowed have been on two seperate lead off homers from Toronto's Jose Bautista. If there's ever been a season for Phillies phans to be excited, this is it, because if we add in the Phillies' 4th starter "Jay" Happ's spring stats and the stats of the man who could potentially lock down the 5th starter spot, Kyle Kendrick, those combined numbers look stunningly better- 11 games, 37 2/3 innings pitched, 0.72 ERA! Take it as a warning, NL hitters...this Phillies pitching staff is ready to get all up in that butt like an enema.
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