Hamels Seems OK
Quick update from Citizens Bank Park:
Asked about the tightness in the middle of his back that forced him from Tuesday’s game, Cole Hamels said today, “Come on, guys. It hasn’t been 12 hours.”
He added, “I’m not injured. I’ll talk to you in five days.”
He downplayed the back issue last night, and he downplayed it again today. So for the moment it looks like everything is fine. Good thing, too. Hamels is 9-2 with a 2.49 ERA. He is tied with Roy Halladay for the league lead in wins. He is third in innings pitched (97 2/3) and opponents average (.203) and fourth in strikeouts (97) and ERA.