It was supposed to be the Phillie vs. the Phenom. Cole Hamels vs. Bryce Harper. Lingering bad blood between two budding rivals.

That was the buildup to Wednesday night's matchup, the first between the two players since Hamels admitted he intentionally plunked the Nationals' burgeoning star on May 6. All eyes were on the lefthanded pitcher and lefthanded hitter every time Harper stepped to the plate.

Nothing materialized.