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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 six innings of three-run ball Wednesday in a no-decision against the Tigers.
The six innings put Hammel at 180 1/3 for the year, making this the first time in 12 big-league seasons that he's broken the 180-inning barrier. He had finished between 166 and 178 innings in six different seasons, including the previous three in a row. Still, it wasn't all that positive of a season for Hammel, who finishes 8-13 with a 5.29 ERA. He's owed $9 million for 2018, so he'll be back in the Royals' rotation next April. Thu, Sep 28, 2017 12:23:00 AM

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Jason Hammel was tagged for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings Friday against the Royals.

Hammel appeared to be sitting pretty after the Royals plated six runs in the third inning, but he gave the lead back with a five-spot in the fourth, including homers from Matt Davidson and Yoan Moncada. All told, he allowed eight hits while striking out four and walking none. He’s now allowed 18 runs over his last three starts, with his ERA ballooning to 5.32 for the year. He’ll finish his season with a start against the Tigers next week.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 01:44:00 AM

Jason Hammel allowed seven runs - six earned - and 11 hits with a walk and three strikeouts over six innings in a loss at Cleveland on Saturday.

Hammel opened the month with a pair of wins in two starts, but he has been hammered for 12 earned runs in each of his past two outings, both losses. The veteran's next scheduled outing is set for Friday night on the road against the White Sox. He was hammered by the Pale Hose in his only start against Chicago this season, allowing five runs and 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings on Sept. 11.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 08:50:00 PM

Jason Hammel was tagged for five runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings by the White Sox on Monday.

Hammel struck out seven, but everything the White Sox put in play dropped tonight. The loss leaves Hammel 8-11 with a 4.91 ERA. Lucky for him, he gets the Indians next.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 11:58:00 PM

Jason Hammel beat the Tigers by allowing two runs in six innings on Wednesday.

He struck out six batters, issued two walks and surrendered nine base hits. He did a good job of keeping the Tigers off the scoreboard until his teammates started piling on the run support in the late innings. Hammel was facing a weak lineup considering the Tigers were without the likes of Miguel Cabrera (suspension), J.D. Martinez (trade), Justin Upton (trade), Alex Avila (trade), Jose Iglesias (bench) and Victor Martinez (disabled list) but he pitched well nonetheless. He improves to 8-10 with a 4.73 ERA on the season.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 11:42:00 PM

Jason Hammel wasn't at his best on Friday, but still managed to defeat the Twins after allowing four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander struck out three on the night and didn't issue a walk. He surrendered a two-run homer to Jorge Polanco in the first inning, then single runs in the third and seventh innings. Now 7-10 on the season, Hammel will bring a 4.80 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Tigers in Detroit.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 11:35:00 PM

Jason Hammel folded late in Saturday's loss to the Indians, ultimately allowing four runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Hammel had a perfect game through the first five innings and retired the first batter of the sixth, but that's when things turned sour. Bradley Zimmer broke up the perfect game with a single and then Roberto Perez broke up the shutout with a two-run homer. Royals manager Ned Yost continued to stick with Hammel, who served up a couple more dingers in the seventh. It's the second time in his last three starts that he's served up three homers. Hammel faces the Twins in Minnesota next.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 10:46:00 PM

Jason Hammel surrendered three earned runs over six innings Sunday in a win over the Indians.

It wasn't the sharpest performance, but Hammel easily out-dueled Indians starter Danny Salazar, who was lit up for six earned runs on 12 hits. Hammel is now 6-9 on the season with a 4.73 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. He'll take on the Indians again next time out -- this time on the road.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 05:34:00 PM

Jason Hammel allowed four earned runs, eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision at Oakland on Tuesday.

Hammel served up three homers against his former team, throwing 67 of his 101 pitches for strikes. It was rather surprising considering he had served up just one long ball across his past 30 1/3 innings over five outings. He'll look to get back on track in his next scheduled start Tuesday at home against the Rockies.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 01:47:00 AM

Jason Hammel struck out seven while allowing two runs over five-plus innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Cardinals.

Hammel gave up just three hits and a walk in his five frames and actually left with a two-run lead that quickly evaporated, denying him a decision in the game. Still, it was the latest good showing in a string of decent starts -- he's now allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last seven starts. Despite that, he's just 5-9 with a 4.68 ERA on the year. Hammel has a good shot at another quality outing Tuesday when the Royals face the A's.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 01:13:00 AM

Jason Hammel allowed three earned runs over seven innings in a win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Hammel gave up a pair of RBI singles in the bottom of the second and a solo homer to Rafael Devers in the bottom of the bottom of the fifth, but it was a pretty good outing overall for the veteran right-hander. He walked none and struck out six while moving to 5-8 on the year with a 4.75 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 93/36 K/BB ratio in 119 1/3 innings. Hammel will face the Mariners at home next.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 06:32:00 PM

Jason Hammel yielded three earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Monday in a no-decision at Detroit.

Kansas City wound up winning the game in extra innings. Hammel was cruising until the bottom of the sixth, when the Tigers rallied to tie the game at 3-3 on two walks and three singles. The 34-year-old right-hander stands 4-8 with a 4.81 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 87/36 K/BB ratio in 112 1/3 innings this season.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 11:22:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 12:07:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 11:59:00 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.
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 04:35:00 AM

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