Found May 09, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
The supposed “grand dynasty” that is the Philadelphia Phillies appears to be wavering to this point in 2012. Inconsistent bullpen work, aging players and awful defense have resulted in their resting at the bottom of the NL East 30 games into the season. Some teams would mope and continue to free fall, others would rise up and return to glory, but the Phillies have had a different approach so far; win, by any means necessary. Just look at the past week, starting with Cole Hamels plunking star-prospect Bryce Harper on the back as an “initiation” to the big leagues. Harper of course later showed up Hamels by stealing home off of him later in the inning. After the game, Hamels later admitted to purposely hitting Harper and is currently serving a five game suspension as a result. Then fast forward to Monday night against the Mets. Hunter Pence hits a groundball with Shane Victorino on second and Victorino goes basically laterally to slide tackle Daniel Murphy to break up the doubleplay. ...

Phillies' Hamels suspended, fined

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has been suspended five games for intentionally throwing at Washington rookie Bryce Harper. Major League Baseball announced the penalty Monday. Hamels also was fined. Hamels plunked Harper in the small of the back with a fastball in the first inning Sunday night. The Phillies won 9-3 and Hamels admitted that he deliberately threw at Harper...

Cole Hamels vs. Bryce Harper/ MLB Managers Rant

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Nats GM calls Hamels 'gutless chicken'

Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo went on the attack Monday after Phillies ace Cole Hamels plunked star rookie outfielder Bryce Harper. Hamels admitted he intentionally hit the 19-year-old phenom in the first inning Sunday night, telling reporters afterward it was his way of saying, "Welcome to the big leagues." But Rizzo was not amused, telling The Washington...

Hamels Fined and Suspended For Throwing At Harper

Update:  Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels has been fined and suspended five games for intentionally throwing and hitting Washington Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper last night. Unless appealed, Hamels is scheduled to begin serving his suspension Monday night when the Phillies hosted the New York Mets. Original Post 12:00 PM Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole...

Cole Hamels suspended 5 games for throwing at Bryce Harper

In Sunday evening’s game between the Phillies and Nationals, Philadelphia pitcher Cole Hamels drilled Washington rookie phenom Bryce Harper with a pitch in Harper’s first at-bat, seemingly to send a message to the young star. Hamels later confirmed that he intentionally threw at Harper, saying he did it to welcome Harper to the big leagues. [...]

Bryce Moves Grown Men To Tears

Bryce Harper stole home last night in the first inning, adding to his already impressive start in the big leagues. The guy in this picture was sitting behind home plate, and it seems like he’s pretty fired up about Bryce’s work thus far.

Cole Hamels Suspended

According to Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki, Cole Hamels has been suspended 5 Games by the MLB for intentionally throwing at Nationals rookie Bryce Harper. The 5 game suspension was largely in part to Cole openly admitting to plunking Harper during the Phillies 9-3 win on Sunday night. Hamels put it simply: "I was trying to hit him. I'm not going to deny it"  ...

Daily Notes - The Talk About Pitching Edition

There are a couple things that piqued my interest yesterday. So much in fact, I couldn't decide what to focus on for the main point of this mornings article. So rather than short change any of my thoughts (looking to give you your full penny's worth) I'm just going to kind go on and see where it take me. First up, the Cole Hamels suspension. I'm not going to go into...

Careless Whispers Tonight at 9 et!

Next time on Careless Whispers: Matt Rury discovers the meaning of life, but refuses to share it with Calvin Chamberlain.  The guys fight to near death and compromise on discussing the NBA playoffs, Cole Hamels’s supension, Paul Pierce’s “injuries”, and more!  Tune in tonight at 9 eastern.

Padres Come To Town

Pitching Matchups:Friday 7:05- Clayton Richard (4.89/1.37) vs. Vance Worley (2.84/1.34)Saturday 7:05- Joe Wieland (4.55/1.27) vs. Roy Halladay (3.28/1.07)Sunday 1:35- Edinson Volquez (2.98/1.23) vs. Cole Hamels (2.45/1.02)Friars Offense:Runs - 102 (29th)AVG - .220 (29th)OPS - .635 (28th)Their bats are lifeless, but I'm sure they're enough to overcome the Phils craptastic...
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