TODAY'S FEATURE STORYHAMELS SUFFERS SETBACK! On Monday, the pitching schedule was posted in the clubhouse at Bright
House Field. It said that Cole Hamels would face hitters in a live bullpen
session for the first time this spring on Thursday. Thursday arrived, and
it wasn't the persistent rain showers that cancelled the throwing session.
Hamels was simply not strong enough to throw. After throwing 2 bullpen
sessions in his quest to join the Grapefruit League rotation in mid-March,
Hamels suffered a setback on Saturday. He said his body felt fatigued
after throwing off the mound. "I believe I threw 35 pitches," Hamels said.
"To my body it felt like a thousand."
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The numbers tease the Phillies every time Bobby Abreu picks up a bat.
They taunt them. They tantalize them. That .292 career batting average
for 17 seasons in the big leagues. That .396 career on-base percentage.
That .303 average with 195 homers in nine seasons with the Phillies from
1998-2006. In 2004, he stole 40 bases -- 254 total in his first time around
in Philly. In nine Grapefruit League games this spring, Bobby Abreu is 3
for 20 with three singles. Abreu turnED 40 on Tuesday, but the Phillies
believe he can still hit and get on base. Time will tell. |
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