Cole Hamels allowed just one hit and one run over five innings to improve to 2-0 this spring with a 0.90 ERA. Hamels has the lowest WHIP (0.70) and opponents' batting average (.167) of any major-leaguer with at least 10 innings this spring.
Hamels gave up a leadoff double then didn't allow a hit the rest of the way, retiring 15 of the 16 batters he faced. Hamels has looked great this spring in preparation for his first Opening Day start. Ten of the 15 outs he recorded were groundouts, popouts or strikeouts.
Freddy Galvis had another productive day in the Phillies' 7-1 win. He hit his Grapefruit League-leading fifth double and went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run. Galvis is hitting .308 in 39 at-bats this spring. He has just one walk and 11 strikeouts, but the fact that he's showing gap power similar to what we saw last year before his injury and suspension is a tremendous sign.
Elsewhere in the lineup, Laynce Nix was 2-for-3 with a solo homer, Michael Young had a pair of hits and Erik Kratz hit a two-run triple.
Ryan Howard was back in the lineup and struck out twice. One troubling trend this spring has been all the Ks -- only the Mets have struck out more times than the Phillies (123).