Cole Hamels Suspended Five Games
But it might not matter.
Hamels will not appeal, which means that his suspension will begin tonight. Since the Phillies are off on Thursday, Roy Halladay could pitch on full rest this Saturday, with Hamels going on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters about the incident, Ruben Amaro said that the Phillies in no way want to be "injurious":
"That's part of the game. But as far as how the Phillies want to conduct themselves, we like to try to take the high road on things like this. By no means are we condoning trying to be injurious."
That word is as smug as it comes.