UPDATES & NEWS
Cole Hamels earned his first win of the season after pitching seven innings of one-run ball with just three hits, one walk and 10 strikeouts against the Reds on Saturday.
As if Hamels' last outing wasn't strong enough, he looked even better in this one against the Reds. He's now allowed just two runs over his last 14 innings and has a 21:5 K:BB over these last two starts. This is the Hamels everyone was expecting and though it took a few starts to shake the rust off from his shoulder, he looks like he's back to form. He'll face the hot-hitting Marlins in pitcher-friendly Miami his next time out.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Aldon Smith said he is "hungry" to bounce back in 2015.
While that's all well and good, the bottom line is that Smith needs to stay focused on the field and out of trouble off it. His suspension really hurt the 49ers defense and with a new regime taking over, he needs to really prove that he's more than just a problem child. He can be one of the best in the game if he's focused, so if he's really that hungry, the 49ers will let him eat. Analysis: Howard Bender