Phillies' Hamels suspended for hit batter

Cole Hamels earned a five-game suspension for the way he welcomed Bryce Harper to the big leagues. The 2008 World Series MVP was suspended for intentionally throwing at the Washington rookie in the Philadelphia Phillies' 9-3 win over the Nationals on May 6.

Washington Nationals' batter Bryce Harper is hit by the pitch thrown by Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels during the first inning of their baseball game at Nationals Park, Sunday, May 6, 2012, in Washington. Harper later scored by stealing home from third base. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Philadelphia Phillies' starting pitcher Cole Hamels delivers pitch to Washington Nationals' batter Jordan Zimmermann during second inning of their baseball game at Nationals Park, Sunday, May 6, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Philadelphia Phillies' starting pitcher Cole Hamels delivers pitch to a Washington Nationals' batter in the sixth inning during their baseball game at Nationals Park, Sunday, May 6, 2012, in Washington. Phillies defeated the Nationals 9-3. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 06: Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Phillies v Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 25: Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts in the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 25, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)