2-11, 4.58 ERA, 1.30 WHIP
Hamels, 29, had his last start against the Dodgers skipped to "clear his head" according to pitching coach Rich Dubee. His last start was on June 26th against the Padres in which he allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits over six innings of work. He would get the no-decision but the Phillies would go on to win 7-5. It was only the third time this season that the Phillies have won a Hamels start and the first of such wins in which Hamels did not get the win in the decision. In six career starts against the Pirates, Hamels is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.
4-0, 3.70 ERA, 1.23 WHIP
Cole, 22, is making his fifth career start. He has earned the win in each of his first four starts with the Pirates. Last time out against the Brewers on Friday, Cole allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings while striking out three batters. He has allowed 2-3 runs in all of his starts and has not thrown more than 6.1 innings in any outing yet this season.