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"Baseball Tonight" analysts, ESPN.com writers and SweetSpot Network bloggers chatted and gave their in-game opinions throughout the day's games -- all in Baseball Tonight Live.
Touch 'Em All
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|Josh Hamilton, TEX||31||OAK||Bot 6: 2-2, 1 Out. None on.||Gonzalez|
|Brian McCann, ATL||17||FLA||Bot 9: 1-2, 2 Outs. None on.||Nunez|
|Hanley Ramirez, FLA||18||ATL||Top 1: 3-2, 0 Outs. 2 on.||Lowe|
|Carlos Gonzalez, COL||28||LAD||Bot 3: 0-1, 2 Outs. None on.||Lilly|
|Carlos Gonzalez, COL||29||LAD||Bot 4: 0-1, 2 Outs. 1 on.||Lilly|
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WEB GEMS LEADERBOARD
SUNDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTCole Hamels, LHP, Phillies
The Phillies were swept at home by the Astros, but responded this weekend by sweeping the NL West-leading Padres in San Diego. Hamels finished the run by tossing eight shutout innings in Sunday's 5-0 win. He struck out six, did not issue a walk and scattered four hits for his first win in August.
WORSTTed Lilly, LHP, Dodgers
Lilly was going to lose sooner or later with the Dodgers. That happened Sunday. After winning each of his first five starts with Los Angeles, Lilly was rocked for nine hits, two homers and seven runs in only four innings in a 10-5 loss against the Rockies. Lilly had gone at least six innings and not given up more than three runs in any of his first five Dodgers starts.
MONDAY'S BEST MATCHUPS
Phillies at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET
It seems Phillies ace Roy Halladay won't have to deal with Manny Ramirez, who a source said will be headed to the White Sox in a waiver deal Monday. Halladay had his six-game winning streak snapped in his most recent start despite allowing just three runs against the Astros.
Angels at Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET
The Mariners haven't had much to play for over the season's final month or so, but Felix Hernandez remains in the thick of the AL Cy Young race. Though he stands only 10-10, Hernandez is first in the AL in innings (204 1/3), second in strikeouts (192), third in ERA (2.47), third in complete games (5) and fifth in WHIP (1.11). Plus, opponents are hitting only .225 against him.
Rockies at Giants, 10:15 p.m. ET
Do the Rockies have another late-season run in them? They stand third in the NL West, three behind the second-place Giants and eight back of the division-leading Padres. Jorge De La Rosa is having a good month, posting a 2-1 record with a 3.69 ERA so far in five starts.