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Cole Hamels won’t start tonight versus the Mets “due to a gastrointestinal illness”

Aug 29, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

Cole Hamels has been scratched from his scheduled start tonight against the Mets and as this tweet from Todd Zolecki of shows the Phillies left-hander probably isn’t having a very good morning:

Tyler Cloyd, a 25-year-old right-hander who went 15-1 with a 2.26 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A, will make his big-league debut starting in place of Hamels.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Aug 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Hopefully the Mets will be flummoxed since they likely didn’t anticipate this and are now scrambling for video on Cloyd.

  2. banksatdixie - Aug 29, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Looks like Cole will be giving up plenty of runs tonight.

    • b7p19 - Aug 29, 2012 at 12:15 PM

      I don’t think a thumbs up does enough justice for this. Well done sir.

  3. heyblueyoustink - Aug 29, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Ahhhh, poop.

  4. keithbangedyermom - Aug 29, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Ah…..the $hits. Helping opposing lineups since 1887.

  5. afirst916 - Aug 29, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Old School.

    • prionogenic - Aug 29, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      Old Stool?

      • afirst916 - Aug 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM

        Got ‘em

  6. crispybasil - Aug 29, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Colon Hamels?

  7. njbucsfan - Aug 29, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Not playing and still giving up runs…

  8. mybrunoblog - Aug 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Gastrointestinal problems = ‘I ate some bad sushi and have the screaming shits. Oh the humanities”

  9. thepancakebandit - Aug 29, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    I eat a FiberOne bar every morning with breakfast, and it wreaks havoc on my insides, but hey all I have to do is fart it out and I can still show up to work and do my job every day…

  10. phillyphann83 - Aug 29, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Sucks for Cole but I’m pretty stoked. I was hoping to see Cloyd get some action this season against better competition. The kid looks very promising!

  11. dowhatifeellike - Aug 29, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Looks like we now have proof that Hamels in, in fact, full of it.

    • bleedgreen - Aug 29, 2012 at 1:17 PM

      Well, not anymore, apparently.

    • thepancakebandit - Aug 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM

      Not for long!

      • thepancakebandit - Aug 29, 2012 at 1:26 PM

        bleedgreen, you beat me to it haha. Didn’t even notice your post until I pressed reply. My bad.

  12. thesportsguru7 - Aug 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Cloyd looks like a right handed Cliff Lee, awesome control, and been purely dominant in the minors. Excited to see him pitch in the bigs.

    Feel better Cole!

  13. greymares - Aug 29, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    I expected to see Cloyd pitch against the Yankees for the Iron Pigs tonight, now I’ll get the deaded bullpen game.

  14. sportsdrenched - Aug 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    With the advances in technology like smart phones, tablets (e-tablets not Big Chief Tablets) & Kindles…gastrointestinal illness is a lot easier to deal with for todays players than it was say 10 years ago.

  15. rcali - Aug 29, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Um, Cole. Pepto works pretty good. It’s not like you play more than once a week. Suck it up buddy.

  16. nukeladouche - Aug 29, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Awesome. Playoff time in my H2H league and my opponent has Hamels. Glad to hear he ate that Ex-Lax-laced chocolate brownie I sent him, with the message saying, “Enjoy! ;-)” and signed “Grant Roberts.”

  17. hisgirlgotburrelled - Aug 30, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    I thought this was what happened to the Braves when Chipper referenced them going “yicketty”

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