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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 yielded one run in 6 1/3 innings versus the Tigers on Wednesday.
Hammel wasn't involved in the decision in this one, but the Royals won one of his starts for the first time since June 19. He's been pitching well for the most part; he's lowered his ERA from 6.18 at the end of May to 4.81 now by allowing three runs or fewer in eight of nine outings. Jul 20 - 12:07 AM

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Jason Hammel yielded three runs in 5 2/3 innings Friday in a no-decision versus the Rangers.

Hammel has followed up his strong June by giving up 12 earned runs over 17 innings so far this month. Not only is he 4-8 this season, but the Royals are actually 4-14 in his starts. They're 40-30 the rest of the time.
Jul 14 - 11:59 PM

Jason Hammel allowed three earned runs, eight hits and three walks with seven strikeouts across six innings in a road loss Friday against the Dodgers.

Hammel threw 69 of his 102 pitches for strikes in the quality start, his first since June 19. That's also the date of his last victory, as he is now winless across each of his past three outings. The veteran has recorded at least four strikeouts across each of his past seven starts.
Jul 8 - 4:35 AM

Jason Hammel allowed seven runs - six earned - and nine hits with two walks and five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a loss against the Twins in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader.

Hammel hadn't lost in six starts dating back to May 24, so he was probably due for a stinker. He has recorded four strikeouts in each of his past six outings and 11 of his past 13 starts. He faces another difficult assignment next time out on the road against the Dodgers next Friday.
Jul 2 - 1:53 AM

Jason Hammel allowed two runs on five hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Outside of a two-run home run surrendered to Jose Bautista in the fifth inning, Hammel kept the scoreboard clear. It was not a breezy start by any means, though, as Hammel walked three and needed 105 pitches (63 strikes) just to complete five innings. That inconsistency aside, he has now surrendered two or fewer runs in each of his last four starts to lower his ERA from 5.43 to 4.75. He will try to keep it going in a home start against the Twins next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 25 - 5:40 PM

Jason Hammel held the Red Sox to two runs over seven innings to win Monday.

Hammel has turned in four straight quality starts, getting wins in three of them, to lower his ERA from 6.18 to 4.83. We wouldn't go picking him up in mixed leagues, though. He'll get the Blue Jays next time out.
Jun 20 - 12:56 AM

Jason Hammel allowed one run on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

The eight hits allowed were a little on the high side, but the Giants were unable to take advantage of Hammel's generosity. The lone run on his line came home on an RBI single by Austin Slater in the fourth inning. While Hammel owns an uninspiring 5.05 ERA and 1.47 WHIP for the season as a whole, he has pitched well of late, having surrendered just two runs on 12 hits over 13 2/3 innings in his last two starts. The veteran right-hander will try to keep things moving in the right direction when he takes on the Red Sox at home next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 14 - 7:12 PM

Jason Hammel allowed one run on four hits over seven innings while taking a no-decision in Thursday's loss to the Astros.

Hammel was locked in a scoreless tie with Lance McCullers up until the sixth inning when he surrendered the first run of the game on a balk, of all things. He struck out four without walking a batter over his seven strong innings. Up next on the docket, a road start against the Giants. He will bring a still rough 5.43 ERA and 1.48 WHIP into that one.
Jun 8 - 10:56 PM

Jason Hammel allowed three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Indians on Saturday.

All three of those runs came in the top of the second inning, on a solo shot from Carlos Santana and a two-run blast from Bradley Zimmer. Hammel settled in from there and worked into the seventh inning as Kansas City marched back to win the game in a 12-5 blowout. The right-hander struck out seven and didn't issue a walk. He's now 2-6 on the season with a 5.93 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, and 47/23 K/BB ratio in 57 2/3 innings. A date with the dangerous Astros is next.
Jun 3 - 5:40 PM

Jason Hammel lasted 4 1/3 innings and gave up four runs Monday against the Tigers.

The Royals need Hammel to come alive with Danny Duffy down, but it showed no signs of happening tonight. He walked four, and his ERA increased to 6.18. Still, the Royals probably can't take him out of the rotation now.
May 30 - 12:20 AM

Jason Hammel took a loss to the Yankees despite turning in a quality start on Wednesday.

He allowed three runs on six hits in six innings of work but his teammates failed to give him any run support. He issued two walks and struck out seven batters in the ballgame. Didi Gregorius' solo home run in the third inning started the scoring. The Yankees added single runs charged to Hammel in the sixth and seventh frames. He has a dismal 1-6 record and 6.20 ERA after nine starts. He won 15 games for the Cubs last year.
May 24 - 11:05 PM

Jason Hammel allowed five runs over six innings of work in Tuesday’s loss to the Yankees.

The longball did him in, as Gary Sanchez smacked a three-run shot off of him in the second and Chris Carter popped a two-run blast in the third. Hammel didn’t record a single strikeout, walked one and gave up nine hits. Four out of Hammel’s last five starts have been pretty ugly. He’ll try to bounce back on Sunday in Minnesota.
May 16 - 11:39 PM

Jason Hammel was pummeled for seven runs -- six earned -- in seven innings and was charged with a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

He gave up a whopping 13 base hits, including home runs to Logan Morrison and Rickie Weeks. He struck out six and issued one free pass in the meltdown. His record falls to 1-4 with a 5.97 ERA. It won't be easy to turn things around with his next start coming against the Yankees on Tuesday.
May 10 - 10:08 PM

Jason Hammel spun six innings of one-run ball Friday against the Indians for his first victory of the season.

Hammel gave up just three hits while walking two and striking out six. The only run scored on a solo homer from Edwin Encarnacion in the fourth inning. It was a step in the right direction for the veteran right-hander after he lasted just three innings in his previous two outings, but he still owns an ugly 5.53 ERA with 15 walks in 27 2/3 innings through six starts. He gets the Rays next.
May 5 - 11:59 PM

Jason Hammel fell to 0-3 after allowing five earned runs over three-plus innings Sunday versus the Twins.

Hammel walked three and gave up six hits, including a three-run homer to Miguel Sano in the top of the third inning. The veteran right-hander has been a disappointment so far for Kansas City, with a 6.65 ERA, 1.94 WHIP, and 19/13 K/BB ratio through 21 2/3 innings. He signed a two-year, $16 million free agent contract in February.
Apr 30 - 6:39 PM

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