Hamels Is Unhittable In His First Start

It was a long anticipated night. Cole Hamels made his first start of the season for the Clearwater Threshers and was more than just impressive. Coming off hand surgery to fix a broken bone in his pitching hand, Hamels looked like there is absolutely nothing to worry about as he breezed through five innings.

Another win and the second night in a row scoring double digits for the Clearwater Threshers as they beat Sarasota 12-2. The big news wasn't really the offense though as Cole Hamels made his first start of the season.

Hamels was activated from the disabled list yesterday and after promising a win, delivered. Hamels threw five no-hit innings, walking just two and striking out eight hitters in the process. Hamels was on a 70 pitch count for Clearwater.

Hamels retired the first two hitters of the game before issuing a walk to Chris Dickerson, who was promptly picked off of first base to end the inning. From there, Hamels struck out the side in the second and added two more strikeouts in the third. After walking Dickerson, he retired ten straight hitters before issuing his second walk of the night.

Meanwhile, the stands were filled with various scouts from major league clubs. There were also a number of players from the extended camp and newly drafted players in attendance to watch Hamels pitch.

Tim Moss had a great game, going 3-for-4 with two homeruns on the night. Zach Norman also collected three hits and B.J. Littleton chipped in with his first homerun of the season.

Former Phillies prospect Javon Moran was in town with Sarasota and went 1-for-4 with two RBI for the Reds.

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