Lefthander Cole Hamels declared himself on schedule yesterday after allowing two runs on two hits in 2 2/3 innings of his second spring training appearance. Hamels’ main goals now are to build his arm strength and work on locating both his fastball and change-up. He will mix his curve ball into his repertoire later in the spring.
We'll have more on Gary Majewski in the paper tomorrow. For now, though, I'll tell you that he has definitely caught the Phillies attention early in spring training. The veteran righthander, who had a great 2005 for the Nationals before running into arm problems, has thrown six scoreless innings thus far, striking out six.
Majewski had a devastating power sinker early in his career. He says the sinker is back, though GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said he mixing in his slider as well.