Hamels was promoted to AAA on Monday after four starts at High-A Clearwater. The move had him skip over AA Reading and move to just one step away from the majors.
The Red Barons got two first inning runs to give Hamels the lead before he even walked to the mound. Carlos Ruiz hit homerun number six on the season in the first inning, scoring Chris Roberson who led off the game with a bunt single. Ruiz singled with one out in the third and scored on a double by Chris Coste to give Scranton a 3-0 lead. Later in the inning, Josh Kroeger drove home Coste with an RBI single. The score was 4-0 when Hamels exited the game.