Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels is serving a five-day suspension after admitting he hit rookie Bryce Harper with a pitch on purpose. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew that it’s time to end baseball’s acceptance of purposely throwing at a batter as long as you don’t admit it.
Cole Hamels pitched a seven-hitter for his first win in two weeks and the Philadelphia Phillies won their season-high ninth in a row, beating the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Saturday.
Trevor Cahill tossed three-hit ball into the eighth inning, Adam Rosales homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Saturday night.