Cole Hamels allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out eight batters over seven innings taking the no-decision against the Mets on Sunday.
Hamels bounced back nicely from a rough start, but was unable to factor into the decision after yet another extra-inning game on Sunday. He is now 1-3 with a 4.01 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through his first eight starts, averaging just over one strikeout per inning pitched (9.06 K/9). Although wins will be hard to come by moving forward, as long as he continues to rack up strikeouts he is a pitcher that should be started every time he takes the mound no matter the matchup. Hamels will look to get back to his winning ways when he takes on the Reds on Friday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Cardinals have signed DT Red Bryant.
This is already the third team Bryant has been with this season as the 31-year old defensive lineman is nothing more than added depth and always the roster casualty when the team needs roster room. At least he gets to spend his Thanksgiving knowing that he is still employed. Analysis: Howard Bender