Phillies Win, But Hamels' Display Disappoints

Jared ShermanContributor IOctober 16, 2009

Cole Hamels may have come away with the win Thursday, but his behavior after Chase Utley’s 5th-inning throwing error was disturbing.

After Utley failed to complete a double play Chase threw his arms up in the air and stared in Utley’s direction. Not extremely demonstrative and I can understand his frustration, but you do not show up your teammates like that. Period.

Imagine if a grinder like Utley threw his hands up in disgust every time Hamels gives up a two-strike hit, or when one of his change ups get launched into the stands (see Ramirez, Manny).

Hamels has struggled all season, and while most of his struggles have to do with his inconsistent change up there has been an element of bad luck, and I think that’s what got to him in Game 1. Hollywood isn’t a chronic whiner, and by all accounts is a good teammate, but this kind of thing at this point of the season is unacceptable. Errors happen Cole, just make the next pitch.

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