A day after the Phillies pitching staff 1-hit the Pirates for a shutout win, Cole Hamels "got behind the 8-ball" and allowed 8 earned runs on 12 hits over 2.2 innings. While facing the Dominican Republic WBC squad is more of a challenge than the lowly Buccos, it remains disheartening nonetheless. After Hamels departed, Ethan Martin came in and gave up 3 more runs. Current score is 11-1 heading into the bottom of the 5th. Don't worry though, "it's only spring training". It's not like Cole Hamels is the staff ace or anything. He was probably just "working on his fastball" and still "felt good" despite the results. Freakin' cliches!