Hamels Gets Roughed Up in Phils Win

Philies take the win but Hamels gets knocked around

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    The Phillies took home the 7-6 Grapefruit League win against the Astros Monday but Cole Hamels struggled throughout the game.

    Both Hamels and Astros pitcher Nelson Figueroa were less than satisfied with their performances. They used this game to help work on mistakes and make adjustments.

    Hamels gave up five runs, three homers and seven hits over 3 2/3 innings.

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    Slugger Carlos Lee connected in the second. Homers by Chris Johnson and Jason Michaels chased Hamels in the fourth.

    Figueroa, competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, allowed five runs, four earned, and six hits over four innings against his former team.

    John Mayberry, Jr. and Ross Gload each had two hits and a run scored for the Phils who improved to 12-7 in spring training play.

    Brad Lidge was supposed to pitch but was scratched last minute due to a sore arm. He will be pushed back for a few more days to recover, said General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr.


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