Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has been frozen five games for deliberately tossing at Washington rookie Bryce Harper.
Mlb introduced the penalty Monday. Hamels also was penalized.
Hamels plunked Harper within the small from the back having a fastball within the first inning Sunday evening. The Phillies won 9-3 and Hamels accepted he deliberately put at Harper.
Hamels stated the reason pitch was his old-school method of welcoming the 19-year-old Excellent phenom towards the large leagues.
Unless of course become a huge hit, Hamels was scheduled to start serving his suspension Monday evening once the Phillies located the brand new You are able to Mets.
On Sunday, Hamels accepted he plunked Harper purposely.
"I had been attempting to hit him," the Philadelphia lefty stated. "I am not likely to deny it."
Each day later, Washington Excellent gm Mike Rizzo responded, telling the Washington Publish he hasn't seen "a far more classless, gutless chicken [bleep] act during my 3 decades in baseball.