Line Drive Hits Hamels' Shoulder, Leaves Game
Cole Hamels left today’s game in the top of the fourth inning after a line drive struck him in his left shoulder.
The Phillies said Hamels has a contusion.
That’s another word for bruise.
Is it serious? Will he miss his next start? Hopefully we’ll have some answers after the game.
Hamels had just allowed a two-run homer to Ryan Braun before Prince Fielder hit him on the shoulder. But before that homer to Braun, Hamels had retired nine of the first 11 batters he faced.
Updated: Hamels said he expects to make his next start Tuesday against Washington.
“Oh, yeah,” he said. “I’ll be fine. I’ve gotten hit in much worse spots, spots where you don’t really come back as fast. I’ll be able to go out there and pitch in five days. Hopefully it’ll finally be five days instead of the six or seven because of these rainouts.”