Cole Hamels (7-7, 4.77) tries to get back on track against Kenshin Kawakami (5-9, 4.12) and the Braves. First pitch is 4:10 in on Fox.
Nowhere close to the 3.32 ERA pace he was setting this time last season, en route to a 3.09, Hamels' maddeningly inconsistent season continued his last start, a painful five-hit, four-runs, four-walk performance Saturday against the Marlins. He fared even worse his last outing against the Braves, when he was battered for seven runs in four innings, part of a three-game sweep by Atlanta in the Phillies' previous trip to Turner Field. Hamels will be hoping to hide the ball a little better under the sun this afternoon; Cole has a 5.45 ERA in day games with opponents batting a lusty .360 against him. Lineups are posted: Hamels will be pitching to Carlos Ruiz. Jayson Werth and Raul Ibanez will bat fifth and sixth respectively.