Sandwich Awards: Phillips hits through the pain
Updated: September 4, 2009, 5:49 PM ETBy Jayson Stark
Grab a loaf of bread. Raid your fridge. And hunker down for another eagerly awaited edition of the Generic Sandwich Awards. But first, it's the• The Phillies' Cole Hamels threw a complete-game two-hit shutout and stole a base Tuesday. And gang, you don't see that daily double much. He's the first to do both since Scott Garrelts on June 16, 1990. But Garrelts' SB came on the back end of a double steal, so Hamels was the first to throw a shutout and pull off a straight steal since Greg Maddux did it (as a Cub) on June 18, 1988. Most amazing of all: Hamels was the first to pilfer a base during a two-hit shutout since ESPN's own Orel Hershiser two-hit the Padres and stole third on April 21, 1985.
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