Hello Again…Hamels vs Bazardo

Interesting note from tonight’s Phillies – Astros game:

Cole Hamels will start for the Phillies and will be opposed by Astros’ starter Yorman Bazardo, however, this is not the first time the two have faced off against each other.

The year was 2003, the setting, Greensboro, NC. BlueClaws and the then Greensboro Bats.

This would be Hamels final start for the BlueClaws in the 2003 season before being promoted and Bazardo was an up-and-coming prospect with the Florida Marlins.

Hamels went six innings, allowed one hit and struck out nine. Bazardo went six innings allowed one run and struck out six.

The BlueClaws lost 2-1 on a bases loaded, two-out, walk-off single. Revenge? No…Hamels just looks to make things one game closer to helping clinch the National League East for the third straight year.

Link to the game story from 7/25/2003.

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