I'm not saying it's necessarily right to throw at someone per se, but sometimes you do something that isn't "right" because you have to send a bigger message. Cole plunked Bryce Harper. Cole manned up and admitted to it. Cole will get suspended and maybe miss a start. Cole is a boss.
Nationals righthander Jordan Zimmermann responded by hitting Hamels in the leg as he squared to bunt in his first at-bat of the game. Zimmermann told Washington reporters after the game that he was not trying to hit Hamels.
Hamels said he expected to get hit.
"I'm happy that's the way it worked because that's the way it should work," Hamels said.
Hamels emphasized that he was not trying to hurt Harper.
Don't worry #NATITUDE Nation, Harper is fine and can still attend your World Champions of April/Most Sophisticated Fans on Earth Back-Patting parade.
"Oh hey wait ZWR since this is Cole Hamels related maybe you can tie it into last week's Fruitini Bonanza riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight?!?!?!?!" Yeah girl on it.