When manager Ryne Sandberg was asked about Hamels' struggles with the Mets, he didn't exactly have a reason as to why it has happened.
"You think the lineups would have changed year to year a little bit," Sandberg said. "It's also a game of things evening out, so you never know."
When Hamels last faced the Mets on April 29, he surrendered six runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. He also issued five walks in a 6-1 Phillies loss.
If Hamels does beat the Mets on Sunday, he will achieve a milestone. He is one win away from his 100th career victory. His last win came over the Washington Nationals on Sept. 14.
Nate Taylor is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.