Hechavarria's 3 RBIs lead Marlins over Phillies
Updated On: Sep 26 2013 09:54:39 AM CDT
Cole Hamels had the worst won-loss record of his career in 2013. He still has a positive outlook on his season.
Hamels allowed two runs in six innings in his final start of the season as the Philadelphia Phillies lost 3-2 to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
He did not figure in the decision and finished with an 8-14 record, which is the least amount of wins and the most losses in his career as he was plagued with poor run support.
"Just being able to get 200 innings is ultimately a major goal every season," said Hamels, who finished with a 3.60 ERA. "To be able to achieve that I guess is sort of a positive note. I did everything I could that I could affect. That's ultimately the learning lesson."
The 2008 World Series MVP struck out six as he reached 200 strikeouts (202) in a season for the third time in his career and the second consecutive season.
"It's not really a big deal, 300 is probably pretty cool, but you're probably not going to see that anymore," Hamels said.
Miami rookie Adeiny Hechavarria drove in all three runs for the Marlins including a two-run triple off Hamels.
"Unfortunately he pulled his hands in and got to it," Hamels said.
Hechavarria drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and has a hit in eight consecutive games against the Phillies.
"I don't know if it's because I'm facing Jimmy Rollins and maybe I want him to think that this youngster is good and has skills," Hechavarria said of his shortstop counterpart with the Phillies. "I have admired since Cuba as well as Derek Jeter."
Hechavarria hit a two-run triple in the second before driving in the run that made it 3-2 on a fielder's choice.
Justin Ruggiano walked and Placido Polanco singled for his third hit in the eighth off Ethan Martin (2-5) before Hechavarria hit a grounder to shortstop Jimmy Rollins, whose throw went wide of catcher Carlos Ruiz allowing Ruggiano to slide in safely.
"It's nice to get on the other end of the one-run games," said Marlins manager Mike Redmond, whose squad improved to 21-35 in one-run games.
Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his 33rd save in 35 chances. It was Cishek's 28th consecutive save setting the team record previously held by Todd Jones in 2005.
"I really just try not to think about it," Cishek said of the streak. "I'd be lying if it wasn't on the back of my head. I was trying to go out there and get three outs. And try to get the guys with another win."
Chad Qualls (5-2) got the final out in the eighth to earn the victory.
Brad Hand allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings for Miami.
Freddy Galvis, who had three hits, stroked an RBI single to pull the Phillies within 2-1 in the seventh, which ended Hand's outing. Hernandez broke a 2-for-23 slump with an RBI single to tie the game at 2.
"We had 10 hits and the two runs, a little power shortage right now with extra-base hits and home runs," Phillies manage Ryne Sandberg said.
The bottom of the seventh featured two missed calls by the umpires as Rollins' tag on a pickoff attempt at second base by Cesar Jimenez was in time to get Juan Pierre, but he was called safe. Then Jimenez applied a tag with his bare hand to get Christian Yelich out on a slow grounder.
"I think it all evened out," Sandberg said. "One for them, one for us."
NOTES: Hamels has pitched at least five innings in 75 consecutive starts, which is the longest active streak in the majors. ... Cishek's 28 consecutive saves is the longest active streak in the majors. ... Miami will begin its final series of the season on Friday against Detroit and will send RHP Tom Koehler (4-10, 4.45 ERA) to the mound against RHP Rick Porcello (13-8, 4.38). ... The Phillies begin a four-game series at Atlanta on Thursday with RHP Tyler Cloyd (2-6, 5.40) getting the start against RHP David Hale (0-0, 0.00).
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