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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Treasure Valley CC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 10 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Hammel pitched decently in Sunday's loss to the Marlins, allowing two runs on four hits over six innings.
Hammel surrendered an RBI double to Derek Dietrich in the second inning and an RBI ground out to Adeiny Hechavarria in the sixth, but otherwise kept the scoreboard clean. He struck out three and walked two on the afternoon. After a 7-1 start to the season, he has failed to pick up a win in any of his last four outings and has picked up outright losses in three of them. Despite the recent troubles in the win column, Hammel is maintaining a crisp 2.58 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 70/27 K/BB ratio across 87 1/3 innings. A road NLCS rematch against the Mets shows next on his schedule. Jun 26 - 4:43 PM

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Jason Hammel allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Hammel gave up six hits on the night, with two leaving the yard -- a Matt Carpenter solo homer and Matt Holliday two-run shot, both in the third inning. After going 7-1 in his first 11 starts, Hammel is now winless in his last three. He isn't getting pounded, though, and Hammel still owns a 2.55 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the year. He'll try to get back in the win column Sunday at the Marlins.
Jun 21 - 11:57 PM

Jason Hammel tossed seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Nationals.

Hammel and Stephen Strasburg both pitched well, but this game wouldn't be decided until the 12th inning. Hammel struck out four, walked none, and scattered five hits over his seven strong frames. The one run he gave up was on a first-inning wild pitch. The right-hander will carry a 7-2 record, 2.26 ERA, and 1.07 WHIP into his next start at home against the rival Cardinals.
Jun 15 - 8:35 PM

Jason Hammel was dealt his second defeat of the season on Friday, allowing three runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings against the Braves.

Hammel fanned four and didn't walk a batter in the contest. The Braves jumped on him in the second inning, with back-to-back homers from Adonis Garcia and Tyler Flowers, and that proved to be enough. Even with the loss, Hammel still owns a terrific 2.36 ERA and 1.11 WHIP on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday against the Nationals in Washington.
Jun 10 - 11:32 PM

Jason Hammel picked up his seventh victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Diamondbacks to two runs on just one hit over seven strong innings.

Hammel punched out six on the afternoon while walking just two. All of the damage against him came on a two-run blast off the bat of Jake Lamb in the first inning, then he settled in beautifully afterwards. He'll carry a terrific 2.14 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 56/24 K/BB ratio into Friday's start against the Braves in Atlanta.
Jun 4 - 5:31 PM

Jason Hammel (hamstring) has been cleared to start on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Hammel had to depart his outing Monday with a right hamstring cramp, but he threw his regular between-starts bullpen session with no issues. The right-hander boasts a 2.09 ERA over 10 starts this season.
Jun 3 - 2:24 PM

Jason Hammel (hamstring) threw a side session on Wednesday.

Hammel did not report any issues after going through the session. He had to be lifted from his start against the Dodgers on Monday after being hit with a hamstring cramp, but he looks like he will be able to make his next start barring an unforeseen setback.
Jun 1 - 5:56 PM

The Cubs believe Jason Hammel (hamstring) will be fine for his next start.

Hammel left Monday's start against the Dodgers after pitching only two innings. He was unable to continue after experiencing a cramp in his hamstring. Fortunately, the injury is believed to be minor and shouldn't cause him to miss his next start.
May 30 - 8:14 PM

Jason Hammel left Monday's start due to a right hamstring cramp.

Hammel was forced to exit the game after two innings. The Cubs say that he's currently being evaluated, so no other information is available at this time. More should be known after the game or perhaps on Tuesday.
May 30 - 6:21 PM

Jason Hammel exited Monday's game against the Dodgers after two innings with an apparent injury to his right leg.

Hammel felt some discomfort between innings and was unable to continue after attempting to throw some warm-up pitches. It looked like he was dealing with a cramp, but the Cubs should provide an update soon. Hammel tossed two scoreless innings before exiting. Travis Wood took over to begin the top of the third.
May 30 - 5:59 PM

Jason Hammel held the Cardinals to one run across 7 1/3 superb innings in Tuesday's 12-3 blowout victory.

A case could be made that he shouldn't have given up any runs, as the Cards' lone tally off of Hammel came in the eighth inning after Jorge Soler missed a catchable ball that turned into a double. It was the first time since June of last season that Hammel surpassed seven innings. He'll bring a nifty 2.17 ERA into next week's outing against the Dodgers.
May 24 - 11:13 PM

Jason Hammel lost to the Brewers on Thursday after giving up four runs in six innings.

Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy and Domingo Santana were all absent from the Brewers' lineup today, yet Hammel had a lousy start anyway. The loss was his first of the year, and his ERA jumped from 1.77 to 2.31.
May 19 - 5:01 PM

Jason Hammel held the Pirates to two runs -- one earned -- across 6 2/3 innings in Friday's 9-4 victory.

Hammel's counterpart, Francisco Liriano, got pummeled for eight runs over 4 2/3 frames, but the Cubs right had no issues holding the Pirates in check. He struck out eight batters on the day, walked just one and allowed eight hits. Hammel has moved his record to 5-0 on the season while lowering his ERA to 1.77. He'll try to keep it going next week in Milwaukee.
May 13 - 5:48 PM

Jason Hammel allowed three runs over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Nationals.

Hammel wasn't awful, but he wasn't sharp, either. The right-hander walked four and gave up four hits while striking out just three on the afternoon. The fact that the start was Hammel's worst through six starts this season sheds some light on how good he's been in 2016, owning a 1.85 ERA and 1.15 WHIP overall. Hammel will look to get back to his stingy ways Friday against the Pirates.
May 7 - 7:51 PM

Jason Hammel moved to 4-0 after allowing two runs across five innings in Monday's 7-2 victory over the Pirates.

Hammel was pulled after hitting Starling Marte with a pitch to lead off the sixth inning, marking the first time in five starts that he didn't go six frames. It was still another solid showing, though, and Hammel now sports a microscopic 1.24 ERA on the season. He'll try to keep it going against the Nationals at home over the weekend.
May 2 - 11:32 PM

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