By peoplestaff225
Updated October 10, 2009 07:00 AM

It’s a boy for Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels and wife Heidi Strobel, a Survivor: The Amazon alum.

The couple welcomed Caleb Michael Hamels at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 9th, mere hours after Cole served as the starting pitcher in Game 2 of the Phillies National League Division Series with the Colorado Rockies.

Heidi reportedly went into labor around 4 p.m. on Thursday — during the game itself — but told team officials not to alert Cole until his day on the mound was done. Cole was pulled in the bottom half of the fifth inning in favor of a pinch hitter, received the news that his baby boy was on the way, and immediately departed Citizens Bank Park.

After spending some time with his wife and Caleb at Lankenau Hospital in suburban Philadelphia, the Phillies say they expect that Cole will re-join his team in Denver this weekend for Games 3 and 4 of the series.

The couple announced the pregnancy in July.

Thanks to CBB reader Colleen.

— Missy