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Cole Hamel's Baby Is Born Right After Poor Pitching

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Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers against the Colorado Rockies during MLB action on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 10, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Cole Hamels (Getty Images)more pics »Cole Hamels baby was born right after he pitched last night, and judging by his performance, it definitely seems like he had baby, not baseball, on the brain while the Phillies played against the Colorado Rockies. He gave up 4 runs in 5 innings before he was pulled from the game, then got news that his wife, former Survivor contestant Heidi Strobel, had gone into labor minutes before he was yanked.

Heidi Strobel went into labor with their first child while Cole Hamels pitched. (Getty Images)
He left the stadium and rushed to the hospital where their first child, a boy, was born. Sources say Hamels had no clue his wife was in labor while he pitched, and, luckily, he got out just in time so he didn't miss much of the action in the delivery room.

The Phillies lost the game 5-4 in the second game of the National League Division Series. It's unclear if, and when, Hamels will pitch again in the series.

See more pictures of Cole Hamels here (click any picture):
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  • Cole Hamels in World Series: Tampa Bay Rays v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 5
  • Cole Hamels in World Series: Tampa Bay Rays v Philadelphia Phillies, Game 5
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