There is an unwritten rule in baseball about showing up teammates on the field, and when Hamels expressed his frustrations when Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley could not turn an inning-ending double play in the fifth inning Thursday in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he appeared to break that rule. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Friday before Game 2 at Dodger Stadium that he would talk with Hamels about it. Pitching coach Rich Dubee had little to say, other than it would be handled internally. "It's not going to look good ever," Hamels said. "Why do you allow guys to fist-pump when they get out of an inning? We're very emotional, and this game is very hard, so when you get in those situations, you make the right pitch and something actually happens and then you're not able to come through, it's draining. But at the same time, you see the ticker and it's five innings, four earned runs." Asked before the game about Hamels throwing up his arms, Jimmy Rollins said, "So?" So that didn't bother him? Rollins shook his head no. "When you have a group of guys that we have here, those rules can be unwritten and rewritten and overlooked," Jayson Werth said. In other words, he considered it a non-issue.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.