One of the Phillies aces took a liner to the glove hand in the fourth inning and did not return for the fifth after finishing out the frame. While it's unfortunate that Hamels had to leave the game and that the Phils subsequently lost to the Red Sox in the final game of the three game set, the good news is that Hamels' X-rays were negative.
"He got hit real hard, and it definitely started swelling," Charlie Manuel said of Hamels hand. "I can only go by what the doctors tell me, but at the same time, we do expect him to make his next start."
Jon Lester pitched well for the Red Sox and bested the Phils bullpen. "He was mixing his fastball up well on both sides of the plate," Manuel said of Lester.
David Herndon, who has been solid over his last 11 appearances, didn't have it this afternoon. Andrew Carpenter was hit around for a couple of runs as well.
Ryan Howard got the Phils on the board with a two-run bomb in the bottom of the ninth, but the Phillies failed to get the tying run to the plate and Jonathon Papelbon shut the door after Bobby Jenks failed to do so.
The Red Sox won 5-2 on Thursday, but the Phils took a series over Boston for the first time under Charlie Manuel's regime. Just keep winning series.
Don't forget: the Phils play three straight day games in Toronto tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday.
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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier's criminal conviction means he is barred from pursuing defamation claims against former FBI director Louis Freeh, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
Spanier, who said Freeh made false statements about him in a scathing 2012 report on Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, was convicted in March of covering up a 2001 abuse allegation against the retired assistant football coach.
Citing Spanier's conviction, Freeh's lawyers argued the defamation suit should be dismissed. Senior Judge Robert Eby said in his ruling that lawyers for both sides agreed Spanier's conviction on a child endangerment count barred him from pursuing his civil claims.
Freeh, in a statement issued by his lawyer, said he was "not surprised that this frivolous and malicious claim has finally been dismissed."
Freeh concluded in his report for Penn State's board of trustees that Spanier, two other administrators and late football coach Joe Paterno concealed abuse allegations against Sandusky for more than a decade out of a desire to avoid bad publicity for the university.
Former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz pleaded guilty to child endangerment and were sentenced to jail.
Spanier faces two months in jail but is free on bail while he appeals. He said in a statement Wednesday that he's confident he will win his appeal and will be able to resume his defamation case against Freeh.
Sandusky was found guilty in 2012 of sexually abusing 10 boys and is serving 30 to 60 years in prison. He has maintained his innocence.
Penn State has paid out nearly a quarter-billion dollars in fines, settlements and other costs associated with the sex abuse scandal, and the football program suffered heavy NCAA sanctions. More than 100 of Paterno's victories were briefly erased from the record books.
Paterno's family and supporters hotly dispute Freeh's findings.