The Phillies opened their three game series with the Marlins last night with Cole Hamels on the mound. Hamels was 1-6 entering the night and the Phillies were 1-8 in his first nine starts of the season. Last night Hamels had another solid outing going six innings allowing just two runs on seven hits. He left with the Phillies trailing 2-1. The bullpen wasn't able to keep it close as Phillippe Aumont allowed two of the three eighth inning runs to score and the Phillies would go on to lose 5-1 to the Marlins. More here.
The bad news for the Phillies did not entirely revolve around the loss to the hapless Marlins. Catcher Carlos Ruiz was placed on the disabled list yesterday with a Grade 2 hamstring strain suffered in Sunday's win over the Reds. Ruiz, who served a 25-game suspension to start the season, was hitting just .235 with two RBI in 16 games this season. He had an MRI yesterday and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Humberto Quintero met the team in Miami after being recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. More here.
The Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks met at Joe Louis Arena last night in Detroit with their series tied 1-1. Detroit would score two goals just 31 seconds apart to take a 2-0 lead through two periods. In the third Patrick Kane would cut the lead to 2-1 then the Blackhawks appeared to had tied the game at 2-2 when Andrew Shaw scored in front of the net but was called for goaltender interference. Upon review, there was not contact between Shaw and Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard but the goal was disallowed. Detroit would respond on Pavel Datsyuk's snipe goal a few moments later to make it 3-1 and give Detroit the 2-1 series edge. More here.