"It's a lot better pitch," he said. "It definitely wakes up a scouting report for the other side, but it makes me feel a lot more like I did in 2011-2012, and 13-14. That's kind of where I felt like I was at my strongest."
"Duffy is a tremendous pitcher," said Hamels, who scattered four hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings. "He was making good pitches, getting good outs, and it was up to me to go out and match him. ... It was kind of nice to be able to do that."