Hamels to pitch out of 'pen on Wednesday

Hamels to pitch out of 'pen on Wednesday

NEW YORK -- Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels will not start Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, but he will pitch in relief.

Why is that?

Hamels will be limited in pitches because he will be throwing on short rest. But if he pitches in relief he could have the opportunity to earn his 15th win, which would not be a possibility if he pitched the first two or three innings.