Cole Hamels News Archive
Hamels (0-2) gave up five runs and five hits in six innings while walking four and striking out seven in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.
Hamels allowed one run on two hits over seven innings Saturday against the Nationals. He struck out five and walked one.
Hamels was roughed up on Opening Day, allowing four runs in five innings in a loss to the Red Sox.
Hamels has officially been named the Phillies' Opening Day starter, Ryan Lawrence of Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Hamels said he has some work to do before his fastball command is where it should be once the regular season begins, the Phillies' official site reports. "It's nowhere where I expect it to be, but that's what I have to work toward the next two weeks," Hamels said. "That's what I'm going to build up to, is really to be able to focus and be able to get the fastball location down more of the nine out of 10 [times], as opposed to probably where I'm at -- at two out of 10."