Washington GM Mike Rizzo calls Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels "gutless"

Washington GM Mike Rizzo calls Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels "gutless"

Washington : DC : USA | May 07, 2012 at 1:16 PM PDT
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Washington D. C. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo on Monday expressed his anger when Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels admitted after Sunday's night game in which the Phillies won 9-3 over the Washington Nationals he intentionally hit rookie Bryce Harper with an inside fastball in the first inning as a message to keep his ego in check while in the Major Leagues.

Rizzo called for Major League Baseball to suspend Hamels and send a message that bounty hunting baseball is forbidden in the Major Leagues. Rizzo called Hamels "fake tough" and he was being honest of his feelings since Hamels admitted he did hit Harper on purpose.

Harper reached first base in the first inning after getting hit by a pitch and scored by stealing home base when Hamels tried to pick off a runner of first base.

Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmerman in the third inning hit pitcher Cole Hamels in the leg as payback for hitting Harper. Home plate umpire Andy Fletcher then warned both teams not to make any more pitches that would harm players or they would be expelled from the game.

News sources ESPN.com and CBSSports.com

George Vieto is based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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