Hamels gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five through seven innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Sunday. Hamels cruised through the first three innings before allowing two solo home runs and an RBI in the fourth and fifth innings. He was extremely efficient, throwing 55 strikes and only needing 84 pitches to make it through seven innings. The left-hander has a 1.00 ERA over his last five outings, all of which were quality starts. Hamels will get his next opportunity Saturday against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
Hamels allowed one earned run on six hits and two walks while striking out eight across seven innings Tuesday against the White Sox. He did not factor into the decision. Hamels reached the milestone mark of 2,500 strikeouts for his career after whiffing Ivan Nova to begin the third frame. He had a rocky first inning, in which he allowed two hits and a walk to load the bases before escaping on an inning-ending double play. However, he was strong thereafter, continuing his recent stretch of working deep into games. Across his last four starts, he's completed 29 innings and racked up 31 punchouts, while allowing just one earned run. He'll look to keep things going in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday against the Mets.
Hamels (6-2) tossed seven scoreless innings to pick up the win Wednesday against the Rockies. He allowed six hits and a walk, while striking out nine. Coors Field was no match for Hamels, as the veteran lefty needed just 93 pitches to breeze through his seven innings. He was also aided by five runs of support in the second inning and three more in the fifth, setting him up for an easy win. Hamels will take a solid 2.98 ERA and 83:30 K:BB through 84.2 innings into his next start, which is scheduled for Tuesday against the White Sox.
Hamels (5-2) threw eight scoreless innings Friday, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out 10 to earn the win over the Cardinals. The 35-year-old hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 15 frames, but Hamels also had his best strikeout stuff working Friday afternoon. He reached a season-high 10 punchouts behind 22 swing-and-misses. Hamels is 5-2 but this was still a big win, because before Friday he had only posted one victory in his last eight outings. Hamels also has a 3.24 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 74 strikeouts in 77.2 innings. He will face a tall task in his next start at the Rockies on Wednesday.
Hamels (4-2) gave up one run (no earned) on two hits and two walks while striking out four through seven innings to take the loss against the Cardinals on Sunday. Hamels couldn't have been much better, delivering seven innings on only 84 pitches. Unfortunately, a throwing error by Willson Contreras led to an unearned run that handed the left-hander the tough-luck loss. He has a 4-2 record with a 3.62 ERA and 8.4 K/9 through 12 starts this season. Hamels will get his next start Friday against the Cardinals.