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Cole Hamels on Bryce Harper: ‘I was trying to hit him’

Pat McMahon Contributor
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Cole Hamels did not mince words: He hit Bryce Harper on purpose Sunday night.

Now, Hamels figures to pay a price for his honesty.

Hamels drilled the Washington Nationals phenom in the back with the first pitch he delivered to him Sunday night, a pitch that surely looked like it had a purpose.

After the Phillies’ 9-3 win, Hamels confirmed as much.

“I was trying to hit him. I’m not going to deny it,” Hamels told news reporters.

It was a stunning bit of candor from a starting pitcher.

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