This time, the only boos for Cole Hamels came from the opposing team’s fans.
The left-hander threw seven scoreless innings yesterday, leading the Phillies to a 3-0 victory over the Braves. Jose Contreras worked a perfect ninth to record the save.
Hamels (1-1, 5.59 ERA) gave up just four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts. He had surrendered six runs in 2 2/3 innings in his season debut last week at Citizens Bank Park, leaving to a chorus of boos.
With Hamels in control in Atlanta, Shane Victorino paced the offense with three hits, including his first homer — a solo shot in the sixth — of the year. Victorino finished the weekend series with nine hits.
The Phillies improved their record to 7-2 and lead the NL East. The team is off today before heading to Washington for a three-game set.