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Young owns Hamels, Phillies

Posted on: April 5, 2011 10:34 pm
Edited on: April 5, 2011 10:41 pm
By Matt Snyder

When the rival Phillies and Mets were set to square off Tuesday night, the pitching matchup certainly seemed to favor the home team. Cole Hamels was taking the hill, and his counterpart was picked up by the Mets on a one-year bargain contract. It all went out the window rather quickly, though, due to someone taking over the spotlight and winning the game.

Just get the weird movie reference overwith and call him Mighty Chris Young.

Young looked solid on the hill, giving up only one run in 5 1/3 innings and striking out seven. But -- are you ready for this? -- he shined with the stick. The 6-foot-10 pitcher cracked three singles in as many trips, the second of which chased Hamels from the game in the third inning. Young also scored once and drove in a run.

And Young wasn't alone in terms of owning Hamels. The Phillies' lefty lasted just 2 2/3 innings, giving up seven hits and six earned runs to the Mets.

David Wright also had a bit of fun for the Mets, going 4-5 with two runs, two RBI and a double.

I'm guessing the 3-1 tie atop the NL East standings is just as pretty to Mets fans as the 7-1 final score -- especially considering the enormous gap in expectations between the two teams entering the season.

But for one night, let us leave the deserving in the spotlight. It was Chris Young's world.

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Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: April 11, 2011 1:12 pm

Young owns Hamels, Phillies

LOLOLOLLOL, And Hamels just OWNED the Braves on Sunday!!! Guess he is pretty tough GG, you coward! Sealed

Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2011 11:17 am

Young owns Hamels, Phillies

Ignore GG, the coward troll only pops up after a Philly loss, and disappears after a Philly win. This is the true defintion of troll. Notice how it was quiet all weekend when the swept? This moron even talked trash for hours on Friday when the Phillies were behind and conveniently disappered when they went ahead, just like last year when this idiot crowned the champs in July. Sealed

Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2011 8:02 am

Young owns Hamels, Phillies

Agreed. This is a bump in the road for a guy who on most other teams would be a #2 starter at worst. He'll continue to be matched up against most other teams' #4, and will be rewarded with minimum 15 wins.

Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:34 pm

Young owns Hamels, Phillies

Yea the guy who had the best ERA for any lefty after the all star break last year. Have you ever seen Cole in April, he always stinks this month. How is Jair Jurrjens doing by the way? So funny how you disappear when the Braves lose to the Nationals over the weekend and tonight to the Brewers.

Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:01 pm
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Since: May 9, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 10:58 pm

Young owns Hamels, Phillies

OWNED is the right word. That fourth ace in Philly sure is tough.

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