Phillies Vs. Braves Preview: Cole Hamels Looks To Cool Off Hot Atlanta

After slowly working their way out of the NL East basement, the Philadelphia Phillies are right back where it started at the beginning of the week -- the cellar. It was a short lived experience, but Monday's loss to the visiting Atlanta Braves placed the Phillies in a last-place tie with the Miami Marlins.

On Tuesday, ace Cole Hamels (11-6) will try and help his team get back out of last place as he opposes the Braves' Mike Minor (6-7) in Game 2 of the three-game series. This could be a tough task for Hamels, who has only won once in his last seven starts, while the Braves are 11-2 in their last 13 games.


Next Game

Atlanta Braves
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Mike Minor vs Cole Hamels

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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