CLEARWATER, Fla. Cole Hamels wanted to work on his fastball location Tuesday. The Dominican Republic wanted to work on smoking the living heck out of baseballs in preparation for the World Baseball Classic.
Hamels got his work in, the Dominican Republic got its work in, and then some. And then some more.
Hamels allowed 12 hits and eight runs and didn't get out of the third inning, and the D.R. still had 16 hits and seven runs left in its free-swinging lineup full of All-Stars as it swamped the Phils, 15-2, at Bright House Field in an exhibition game.