Cole Hamels looked sharp in his navy blue suit as he talked about his mostly sharp performance 30 minutes after Sunday’s game, five days after he refused to speak to the media following a tough loss in Miami.

Hamels didn’t say much. He spoke of how baseball can be a cruel game sometimes, and that he has faith luck will come his way.

“I’ve been doing pretty well on the plane in poker,” Hamels said with a slight laugh.

On the diamond, things couldn’t be more opposite for Hamels. The Phillies’ ace put together one of his most complete performances in the Phillies’ 6-1 loss Sunday in the nation’s capital, only to have it unraveled by a few dinky hits and a flubbed throw from Michael Young.

“He pitches his (butt) off for us every time,” Kevin Frandsen said. “As his teammates, sooner or later we’re going to come through for him. Obviously, it’s kind of like what happened with Cliff last year. We didn’t score for him and he pitched his (butt) off for us.”

Hamels’ season is shaping up to be more unlucky than Cliff Lee’s 2012 campaign, at least at this point. Lee went 6-9 last season while posting an excellent 3.16 ERA. He was constantly the victim of poor run support from a flimsy offense.

With his loss Sunday, Hamels fell to 1-8 on the season. In a most crucial moment Sunday, Michael Young’s errant throw on a Jhonatan Solano dribbler couldn’t beat Ryan Zimmerman to the plate, and escaped Humberto Quintero’s glove, allowing Adam LaRoche to score from second.

One batter later, Delmon Young’s awful play on Steve Lombardozzi’s liner allowed two more runs to score and let Lombardozzi reach third base. Hamels was done after that.