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Cole Hamels | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 202
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (17) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Cole Hamels allowed five runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday as the Rangers lost to the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALDS.
Hamels deserved better, as the Rangers' defense betrayed him by committing three errors in the bottom of the seventh inning. The southpaw was replaced by Sam Dyson, who gave up a go-ahead three-run homer to Jose Bautista. Hamels struck out eight and walked a pair. While the Rangers' season ended in disappointing fashion, they'll have quite a one-two punch at the top of their rotation in 2016 when Yu Darvish returns. Wed, Oct 14, 2015 07:50:00 PM

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Cole Hamels started slow but finished strong Friday versus the Blue Jays, allowing four runs – two earned – over seven innings in a 6-4 extra innings win.

Hamels was spotted a 2-0 lead before even taking the mound but proceeded to allow a home run in the bottom of the first and then two more in the second after his offense added another run. He exited the contest down 4-3 but finished strongly and watched the Rangers’ offense come back to win it in extras. Hamels will be in line to pitch Game 5 back in Toronto if there is one, but that’s looking unlikely at this point. Texas will take a surprising 2-0 series lead back home.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Cole Hamels flashed what the Rangers have to look forward to in the playoffs during Sunday's 9-2 win over the Angels, throwing a two-run complete game while striking out eight.

While starters left and right were logging four and five inning starts on Sunday, Hamels turned in an actual performance. He allowed just three hits over his nine innings of work, also striking out eight and walking two. Both runs against him scored in the first inning, when Albert Pujols cracked a two-run home run. Otherwise, nothing doing for the Angel offense. Hamels finishes out the regular season with a 3.66 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 78/23 K/BB ratio across 83 2/3 innings since joining the Rangers prior to the trade deadline. Texas is your AL West champion.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:12:00 PM

Cole Hamels fought his way through six innings Tuesday, allowing six runs but earning the win against the Tigers.

Hamels was far from having his best stuff, yielding seven hits -- including two homers -- while walking two on the night. Even so, he managed to get through six innings with the lead. On the plus side, Hamels struck out eight in the outing. After some rough seas immediately after the trade deadline, Hamels had rattled off seven quality starts in his last eight appearances before Tuesday's game. Hamels will take a 3.86 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into Sunday's season finale against the Angels.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 11:48:00 PM

Cole Hamels pitched well in Thursday afternoon's win over the A's, surrendering one run (none earned) on four hits over six innings.

Hamels struck out two and walked three in what was a relatively quiet start. A Delino DeShields fielding error in the second inning allowed the only run on his line to score. Since joining the Rangers, he holds a 3.41 ERA and 1.25 WHIP across 10 starts. A home date with the Tigers shows next on his schedule.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 07:03:00 PM

Cole Hamels will be moved up a day to start Thursday against the Athletics.

This means that he'll miss the Astros this weekend, but it will set him up for an extra start before the end of the regular season. Yovani Gallardo is flip-flopping with Hamels and will now take the ball Friday.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Cole Hamels picked up a no-decision, allowing three runs in seven innings in Monday's win against the Astros.

The lefty pitched solidly after allowing a solo home run to Jose Altuve in the first inning, as the Astros' other two runs came in on a ground out in the fifth and a single in the seventh. Hamels gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out four in the effort. He carries a less-than-stellar 4.04 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP and a 48/16 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 innings since joining the Rangers. He'll face the Mariners in a home start next.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:21:00 PM

Cole Hamels' next start will be Monday against the Astros.

Hamels got hit in the shoulder by a comebacker Tuesday in his win against the Mariners. He only suffered a minor bruise, and the hard-charging Rangers are only giving him one additional day of rest. It's not a big deal. Chi Chi Gonzalez will start in Hamels' normal turn Sunday afternoon against the Athletics.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 02:02:00 PM

A source tells Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News that the Rangers are "undecided" on whether to push Cole Hamels back to Monday.

Hamels was hit in the shoulder by a comebacker during Tuesday's game, but he stayed in and said Wednesday that it was just a bruise. Grant suspects the club may still play it safe with their ace and push him back a day. Hamels is 3-1 with a 4.07 ERA and 44/15 K/BB ratio over 48 2/3 innings since joining the Rangers around the deadline.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 08:31:00 PM

Cole Hamels gave up four runs in seven innings, but ample run support allowed him to pick up the win on Tuesday against the Mariners.

The Mariners broke through in the lefty's final inning, putting their first three batters on base with a single, a ground-rule double, and a single, and then used two productive outs and a double to reduce their deficit to 7-4. Hamels, overall, allowed eight hits and a walk while striking out three. He's 3-1 with a 44/15 K/BB ratio in 48 2/3 innings since joining the Rangers, but he also has a 4.07 ERA in that span. Hamels will look to stay in the win column when he hosts the Athletics in his next start.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 01:44:00 AM

Cole Hamels gave up three runs on eight hits in seven innings in a no-decision Wednesday versus the Padres.

He struck out eight and walked one, no surprise given his long-standing domination of the Padres, against whom he entered 6-0 with a 1.24 ERA over his last eight starts. Hamels struggled in his first two starts for the Rangers, but he's reverted to his old form since then and Texas has won his past four trips out. He'll take a 3.70 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into a nice matchup in Seattle on Tuesday.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 01:59:00 AM

Cole Hamels was magnificent in Friday's victory over the Orioles, racking up 10 strikeouts over eight innings of one-run ball.

Hamels allowed just two hits on the evening while walking four. The lone run against him came home on a bases loaded walk to Chris Davis in the third inning. It's his second straight victory with his new club, where he owns a 3.89 ERA and 33/13 K/BB ratio through 34 2/3 innings in his five starts. He'll look to extend his winning streak when he takes on the Padres in San Diego on Wednesday.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Cole Hamels earned his first win as a Ranger, pitching six innings of two-run ball to beat the Tigers on Sunday.

Hamels had earned two no-decision and a loss in his first three starts since coming to Texas. On Sunday, he allowed only an RBI single to Miguel Cabrera in the first inning and an RBI single to Jose Iglesias in the fourth. Overall, he gave up eight hits and walked two while striking out two. Hamels, in four starts with the Rangers, has a 4.72 ERA and a 23/9 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings. He'll face the Orioles at home in his next outing.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Cole Hamels gave up three runs in seven innings, taking a no-decision in Monday's win against the Mariners.

Hamels, returning to the rotation following a groin injury, gave up an RBI double in the fourth and an RBI single in the fifth, erasing a 2-0 lead. In the seventh, the Mariners re-tied the game at 3-3 when Ketel Marte hit an RBI single. They were three of seven hits the lefty allowed along with four walks and eight strikeouts. Results-wise, it was the best of Hamels' three starts with his new team. As a Ranger, he has a 5.23 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP and a 21/7 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings. Hamels will try again for his first win over the weekend in Detroit against the Tigers.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 11:07:00 PM

Cole Hamels (groin) is expected to return to the Rangers' rotation Monday against the Mariners.

Hamels was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Twins with a groin issue, but it sounds like a pretty minor thing. "We'll know more when he throws this weekend," general manager Jon Daniels told's T.R. Sullivan. "He has shown some improvement so we're hoping he can start on Monday." Chi Chi Gonzalez is taking his turn on Thursday afternoon.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 01:02:00 PM

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