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Hamels unfazed by first Series start

Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels, who is 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA in the postseason, is stepping on to the big stage against Rays left-hander Scott Kazmir in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. And the youngster is not fazed about pitching in his first World Series.

Phillies probable pitcher

Cole Hamels

  • #35 LHP
  • (0-0) -.-- ERA 0 SO

Phillies: The 24-year-old Hamels has been nothing short of outstanding this postseason, winning all three of his starts while posting a 1.23 ERA and holding opponents to 13 hits, and striking out 22 of them, in 22 innings. He won the NLCS MVP award for holding the Dodgers to three runs in 14 innings.

  W-L ERA IP BB SO AVG
Career 38-23 3.43 543.0 144 518 .233
Season 14-10 3.09 227.1 53 196 .227
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Kazmir is ideal choice for Game 1

Scott Kazmir has been with the Rays' franchise for some of its darkest days under the cloudy white roof of the Trop. As the Game 1 starter when the World Series begins Wednesday, he can finally see the organization's day has come.

Rays probable pitcher

Scott Kazmir

  • #19 LHP
  • (0-0) -.-- ERA 0 SO

Rays: Kazmir experienced a subpar outing in Game 2 of the ALCS but rebounded nicely at Fenway Park in Game 5 when he scattered two hits over six scoreless innings, though he did not get the win as the Red Sox erased a 7-0 deficit after Kazmir left the game. Kazmir used his slider more in Game 5 �- to go along with a plus fastball and changeup -� and the results were encouraging. Rays manager Joe Maddon believes that the left-hander's Game 5 performance will serve as a growth experience for his next start.

  W-L ERA IP BB SO AVG
Career 47-37 3.61 723.0 332 783 .242
Season 12-8 3.49 152.1 70 166 .220

Phillies hitters vs Scott Kazmir
Regular Season stats only

  2008 2003-2007
Hitter AVG AB HR RBI AVG AB HR RBI
Bruntlett, Eric - - - - - - - -
Burrell, Pat - - - - .000 1 0 0
Coste, Chris - - - - - - - -
Dobbs, Greg - - - - - - - -
Feliz, Pedro - - - - - - - -
Howard, Ryan - - - - .000 3 0 0
Jenkins, Geoff - - - - - - - -
Rollins, Jimmy - - - - .500 2 0 0
Ruiz, Carlos - - - - - - - -
Stairs, Matt - - - - - 0 0 0
Taguchi, So - - - - .333 3 0 0
Utley, Chase - - - - - - - -
Victorino, Shane - - - - - - - -
Werth, Jayson - - - - - - - -

Rays hitters vs Cole Hamels
Regular Season stats only

  2008 2003-2007
Hitter AVG AB HR RBI AVG AB HR RBI
Aybar, Willy - - - - .333 3 0 0
Baldelli, Rocco - - - - .000 2 0 0
Bartlett, Jason - - - - - - - -
Crawford, Carl - - - - .667 3 0 1
Floyd, Cliff - - - - - - - -
Gross, Gabe - - - - - 0 0 0
Hernandez, Michel - - - - - - - -
Iwamura, Akinori - - - - - - - -
Longoria, Evan - - - - - - - -
Navarro, Dioner - - - - - - - -
Pena, Carlos - - - - - - - -
Perez, Fernando - - - - - - - -
Upton, B.J. - - - - - - - -
Zobrist, Ben - - - - - - - -

Phillies are cream of the Trop (1-0) (0-1)

Phillies 3, Rays 2
 
Cole Hamels hurled seven innings, giving up just two runs. (Getty)

Phillies 3, Rays 2

PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS5000025.000
Werth, RF4120110.500
Utley, 2B4122101.500
Howard, 1B4000134.000
Burrell, LF3000121.000
  1-Bruntlett, PR-LF1000002.000
Victorino, CF4120014.500
Feliz, 3B3020100.667
Coste, DH4000005.000
Ruiz, C3001102.000
Totals353836924 


1-Ran for Burrell in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Werth 2 (2, Kazmir, Balfour).
HR: Utley (1, 1st inning off Kazmir, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Werth 4; Utley 5; Victorino 2; Feliz 2.
RBI: Utley 2 (2), Ruiz (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell; Rollins; Victorino 2; Bruntlett 2.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Utley 2 (2, 2nd base off Wheeler/Navarro, 2nd base off Howell/Navarro), Werth (1, 3rd base off Wheeler/Navarro).

FIELDING
E: Howard (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Feliz-Utley-Howard, Utley-Rollins-Howard).
Pickoffs: Hamels (Pena at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4031000.750
Upton, CF4000015.000
Pena, 1B4000010.000
Longoria, 3B4000030.000
Crawford, LF4111000.250
Aybar, DH3000010.000
Navarro, C3000020.000
Zobrist, RF3010000.333
Bartlett, SS1100200.000
Totals30252285 

BATTING
2B: Iwamura (1, Hamels).
HR: Crawford (1, 4th inning off Hamels, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Iwamura 4; Crawford 4; Zobrist.
RBI: Crawford (1), Iwamura (1).
2-out RBI: Crawford; Iwamura.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton.
GIDP: Upton 2.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett (1, 2nd base off Hamels/Ruiz).
CS: Pena (1, 2nd base by Hamels/Ruiz).
PO: Pena (1st base by Hamels).

FIELDING
E: Pena (1, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Upton (Victorino at home).
DP: (Upton-Navarro).

 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hamels (W, 1-0)7.05222512.57
Madson (H, 1)1.00000100.00
Lidge (S, 1)1.00000200.00
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (L, 0-1)6.06334414.50
Howell 0.21001200.00
Balfour 1.21001200.00
Miller 0.10000100.00
Wheeler 0.10000000.00

WP: Howell.
IBB: Utley (by Balfour).
Pitches-strikes: Hamels 102-66, Madson 18-11, Lidge 15-11, Kazmir 110-73, Howell 19-11, Balfour 27-17, Miller 4-3, Wheeler 5-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hamels 10-5, Madson 0-2, Lidge 0-1, Kazmir 5-8, Howell 0-0, Balfour 1-2, Miller 0-0, Wheeler 0-1.
Batters faced: Hamels 26, Madson 3, Lidge 3, Kazmir 28, Howell 4, Balfour 7, Miller 1, Wheeler 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Balfour 2-0, Miller 2-0, Wheeler 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Tom Hallion. LF: Jeff Kellogg. RF: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:23.
Att: 40,783.
October 22, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner