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    Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    Since it is only a matter of time. Hamels pitched on Sunday and has AAA numbers to the tune of 23IP 10H 1R 1BB 36K. He has struck out 65 in 43IP with 0HRs this year. Hey Reds, this is what a real pitching prospect looks like. :

    Maybe the GABP hype will keep him away, probably not since CitFed plas almost exactly the same way. Madson will likely get one more start before he heads back to the pen.
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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    [sarcasm]Yeah Yeah, he will fail. He was a high school pitcher [/sarcasm]

    I would really like to be able to see him this weekend. The kid is the real deal and Ive been waiting to see him for years. If it werent for some injuries (some baseball related, some not) we probably would have seen him last year.

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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    One reason Hamels fell in the 2002 draft was that he had broke his arm in high school. Another player we could have had instead of Gruler. If ifs and buts were candy and nuts then ...
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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    One reason Hamels fell in the 2002 draft was that he had broke his arm in high school. Another player we could have had instead of Gruler. If ifs and buts were candy and nuts then ...
    ...we'd have a good pitching staff.

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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    Looks like he will pitch on Friday

    Hamels' debut could be Friday
    The Phillies' top prospect appears to be on the fast track to the big leagues.
    By Todd Zolecki

    One of the most eagerly awaited Phillies debuts in recent history could take place Friday in Cincinnati.

    Team officials met yesterday to discuss the future of pitcher Cole Hamels, and there were strong indications they have decided that the prized lefthander will make his next start in the major leagues.

    "We're close," assistant general manager Mike Arbuckle said. "It's not going to be much longer, but there are a few moving pieces we have to figure out and people we would have to talk to."

    Ryan Madson and Gavin Floyd would be those moving pieces, but it's unclear which one would leave the rotation to make room for the Phillies' top prospect. But it makes sense that Hamels would pitch Friday against the Reds, because he is scheduled to pitch Friday for triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre against Ottawa.

    Floyd is scheduled to pitch tomorrow night in the series finale against the Mets. Madson is scheduled to pitch Friday.

    The Phillies could keep it simple and move Madson for Hamels, because their days to pitch coincide. Madson is 3-1, but he has a 6.82 earned run average. If he had enough innings to qualify, he would have the second-highest ERA in the National League. In 301/3 innings, he has allowed 49 hits and 16 walks, and has struck out 15. Opponents have hit .371 against him.

    Madson also has had two successful seasons in the bullpen, which could be a factor. The Phillies may figure they would be strengthening the rotation and the bullpen at the same time.

    Floyd, who also has struggled, isn't a candidate to move to the bullpen. If the Phillies move him, he likely will be sent to Scranton. But because the Phillies had Monday off, they conceivably could pitch Madson tomorrow night since he would have had his normal rest.

    Hamels, 22, the team's first-round pick in 2002, has allowed a run, 10 hits and a walk with 36 strikeouts in 23 innings in Scranton. Opponents have hit just .128 against him. He is 14-4 with a 1.43 ERA in his minor-league career.

    Hamels has had health issues in the past, but is fine now. The Phillies also have said they would like to see Hamels pitch more innings in the minors to gain more experience.

    But Arbuckle said the innings pitched no longer are an issue.

    Friday? Don't bet against it.
    Contact staff writer Todd Zolecki at 215-854-4874 or tzolecki@phillynews.com.
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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    Maybe the GABP hype will keep him away...
    That would be overmatched my the Reds' historical inability to do anything against a pitcher making his big league debut.

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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    If that happens, I think I am going to the game on Friday....it will be a hassle but worth it.

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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    Looks like he will pitch on Friday
    He gets to go against Dave Williams, so he has a good chance at getting a win.


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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    He would probably have a good chance regardless of who he was facing

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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt
    He would probably have a good chance regardless of who he was facing
    but against Williams he will know he can win and won't even have to pitch well.
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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    It's been confirmed.

    Cole Hamels will make his major league debut Friday against the Reds, the Phillies confirmed on Wednesday.

    Hamels is going to take the rotation spot of Ryan Madson, who will move back into the relief role he thrived in the past two years. Hamels is worthy of an immediate pickup even in shallow mixed leagues. It's not very likely that he'll remain healthy enough to throw 130-150 innings over the rest of the season, but he could be one of the NL's better starters right away.
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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    Hamels has only given up something like 3 homeruns in 3 years.
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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    All over that one.
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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan
    Hamels has only given up something like 3 homeruns in 3 years.
    The anti Milton.

    Good thing Milton isn't starting, could be earth ending.
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    Re: Might the Reds see Hamels this weekend?

    Well, here come the Phillies with the 2006 version of Alex Madrid.

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