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Hamels leaves game with back tightness

Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:00 pm
Edited on: June 14, 2011 11:25 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

If you only looked at the box score, you'd see no reason for concern with the Phillies' Cole Hamels after Tuesday night. He threw seven innings, allowing just three hits, one walk and one earned run to go with six strikeouts. He picked up the win to go to 9-2 with a 2.58 ERA. The problem is that Hamels departed the game early. He'd only thrown 99 pitches and likely would have continued, but he was helped off the field by assistant trainer Mark Andersen after the seventh and didn't come back. He left with tightness in the middle of his back (Matt Gelb via Twitter).

The good news is that simple back tightness could be pretty minor, and Hamels might not even need to miss a start. We'll have to wait and see what the prognosis is Wednesday, once he's had a night to sleep on it. Manager Charlie Manuel did tell reporters after the game that Hamels only had a knot and it "should be fine." (Todd Zolecki via Twitter)

If it turns out to be something more serious, losing Hamels would be a big blow to the Phillies. They've already seen Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton make trips to the DL, and Hamels has been incredibly reliable this season.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:16 am
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Hamels leaves game with back tightness

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Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:32 pm
 

Hamels leaves game with back tightness

He should turn his back left.  Righty tighty, lefty loosey right? lol



Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Hamels leaves game with back tightness

Hamels should be back soon it looks like. and hopefully h does so he can keep adding on to his beautiful season and win cy young. Him and halladay might be 1 and 2 in the race for cy young so far. Jurrjens might be the only one who is even close and besides his beautiful era the rest of his stats dont compareto hamels or hallday.

GET WELL HAMELS I HOPE YOU DONT NEED THE DL BECAUSE WE WILL REALLY MISS YOU!!


GO PHILLIES!!!!



Since: Apr 15, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:10 pm
 

Hamels leaves game with back tightness

Keep fingers crossed. Hopefully Cole took himself out because he knew he had a huge lead and didn't
want to risk anything.  Another brilliant game by Hamels!


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