Hamels undergoes surgery and lots of it
Philadelphia Phillies ace (one of them) Cole Hamels is coming off of his best season as a professional. He had a 2.79 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP to go with a 14-9 record. We don’t really care about W/L record for pitchers so you can throw that out. His other numbers are close to filthy.
But, apparently he did some of his pitching with a lot of discomfort and we’re not exactly sure how he did it. According to Todd Zolecki, Hamels underwent hernia and elbow surgeries on Friday.
Photo Caption: “Ha haaaa….strike two. One more and it’s butterscotch snack pack time in the dugout. If Vance touches my baseball cards I’m gonna flip the heck out.”
“Hamels had 2 surgeries today (hernia & left elbow). Had loose bodies removed from elbow and should be begin throwing in 3-to-4 weeks,” Zolecki tweets.
We don’t know the extent of the hernia, but it was obviously bad enough that they had to cut him open. Not sure how someone pitches with soreness in that area, but we give Cole a ton of credit.
This post is very funny if you go back and read it in the thin, high-pitched Cole voice.
“Hey Roy, I just had surgery on my…Roy. Roy. Cliff, I just had…Cliff.”