Didn't one of the stories say that Hamels' next curveball could be his last? Could be nothing, but pain in the back of the shoulder doesn't sound good.


Hamels scratched from scheduled start Wednesday night

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rookie pitcher Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies experienced soreness in the back of his left shoulder while throwing in the outfield Tuesday and was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday night against the New York Mets.

Hamels will return to Philadelphia on Wednesday for an evaluation. To replace him, the Phillies will start Jon Lieber against the Mets on Wednesday, with Brett Myers going Thursday afternoon.

Hamels has started two games for the Phillies since being called up from Triple-A on May 12. He has no decisions and a 3.18 ERA.