He allowed four runs on six hits -- including a home run -- over five innings of work. He walked two and struck out six while throwing 84 pitches as he continues to build his pitch count.
"I was pretty pleased in the end. Just to be able to build up to a somewhat significant pitch count, that was nice," Hamels said. "I was able to get all five pitches working, which I was happy with. I got a lot more work in this week to get my timing better, so I was able to fulfill my goal today. It's nice to build off that and start to get ready for when the season is going to happen."