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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Hammel could start Game 4 of the NLDS depending on the circumstance.
Jon Lester will start Game 1 against the Cardinals, Kyle Hendricks Game 2 and Jake Arrieta Game 3. Hammel's currently pitching in the bullpen, but depending on his usage over the first three games, he's a possibility to start Game 4 assuming neither team works the three-game sweep. Oct 8 - 5:05 PM

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Jason Hammel didn't allow a run during Thursday afternoon's win over the Reds, tossing five shutout frames.

Hammel scattered five hits and struck out five without walking a batter over his five innings of work. With the strong (if relatively brief) outing, he finishes out his 2015 regular season campaign holding a 3.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 172/40 K/BB ratio over 170 2/3 innings. The postseason awaits.
Oct 1 - 3:49 PM

Jason Hammel allowed three runs in four-plus innings in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

Hammel started out really strong before giving up five straight hits to begin the fifth inning, the big blow of which was a three-run homer from Jordy Mercer. It was the second time in his last three outings that he failed to complete five innings. He'll bring a 3.86 ERA into his final start of the regular season next week against the Reds.
Sep 26 - 4:56 PM

Jason Hammel yielded four runs (three earned) in five innings but picked up the win on Monday against the Brewers.

Hammel relented two runs in the first inning, including one which came in on his own throwing error. In the fifth, he gave up a two-run homer to Adam Lind. Overall, the right-hander gave up five hits and a walk while striking out six. He hasn't been able to find any consistency in the second half, carrying a 5.43 ERA over his last 12 starts. Hammel will try to turn it around in a home start against the Pirates next.
Sep 21 - 11:38 PM

Jason Hammel gave up four earned runs over 3 2/3 innings as the Cubs dropped the first half of a doubleheader Tuesday against the Pirates.

Hammel was staked to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but he promptly served up three runs in the bottom of the first. Pittsburgh struck for one more against him in the bottom of the fourth on a Neil Walker RBI double. Hammel was working with a bit of extra rest in this one. He'll try to rebound on regular rest next time out versus the Cardinals.
Sep 15 - 4:38 PM

Jason Hammel's next scheduled start has been pushed back to Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

The Cubs would prefer he start as part of Tuesday's big doubleheader against the Pirates rather than versus the Phillies. The club will have a bullpen start on Sunday instead.
Sep 11 - 3:38 PM

Jason Hammel turned in a quality start Tuesday, allowing three runs over six innings in a win over the Cardinals.

Hammel was stingy through six innings, keeping the Cards off the board, before they knocked him out in the seventh. Hammel gave up four hits, walking four while striking out six on the night. It was a nice return to form after the right-hander had struggled in his previous two starts. Hammel is now 8-6 with a 3.59 ERA and 1.12 WHIP ahead of Sunday's start at the Phillies.
Sep 8 - 11:56 PM

Jason Hammel pitched well in Sunday's win over the Braves, yielding two runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Hammel struck out eight and walked one on the afternoon. He was the beneficiary of four early Cub home runs and held a 7-0 lead after three innings. In the fourth, he would help his own cause with an RBI single to push the advantage to 8-0. Perhaps overly-adrenalized from his moment in the sun, he then allowed two runs in the next inning. Starters Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester naturally garner more attention at the front of the Cub rotation, but Hammel's been very good in his own right and holds a 3.35 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 139/29 K/BB ratio in 137 innings. Up next on the schedule, a road battle with the Dodgers.
Aug 23 - 5:56 PM

Jason Hammel was hammered for five runs in three innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday's 10-8 loss to the Tigers.

The Tigers clubbed a pair of home runs in the first inning. Ian Kinsler hit a solo shot and J.D. Martinez went yard with a man on base. In the second, Anthony Gose tacked on another two-run homer. Hammel gave up nine hits overall along with a walk and six strikeouts. It was probably a good thing a rain delay interrupted his start. Hammel now has a 3.38 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and a 131/28 K/BB ratio over 130 2/3 innings. He'll face the Braves at home next.
Aug 19 - 2:16 AM

Jason Hammel held the Brewers to one run in 5 2/3 innings, taking a no-decision in Wednesday's 10-inning win.

Hammel gave up a first-inning home run to Ryan Braun, but kept the Brewers off the board from there. He allowed four hits and a walk while striking out five on 65 pitches. The right-hander threw only 76 pitches in his previous start as well, a sign manager Joe Maddon is trying not to overburden his starter who dealt with a hamstring issue in July. Hammel has a 3.10 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 125/27 K/BB ratio over 127 2/3 innings, which he'll bring into next week's home start versus the Tigers.
Aug 12 - 11:09 PM

Jason Hammel pitched just four-plus innings, allowing two runs, Thursday against the Giants.

Hammel had a three-run lead, but manager Joe Maddon pulled him after two walks to start the fifth. It was the right call; Hammel just hasn't been the same pitcher since returning from his hamstring injury, and the rested Cubs bullpen was the better bet the rest of the way. It meant the win ended up going to Justin Grimm, who pitched out of Hammel's jam in the fifth.
Aug 6 - 11:47 PM

Jason Hammel gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings of work Friday in a 4-1 win over the Brewers.

The lone run scored on a solo homer from Ryan Braun in the first inning. Hammel gave up six hits in all while walking two and striking out four, which was good enough for his first win since June 6. It was nice to see after he was knocked around for six runs by the Phillies last time out. The 32-year-old has a strong 3.13 ERA over 20 starts this season and has an important start next time out against the Giants at home.
Aug 1 - 1:17 AM

Jason Hammel struggled in Sunday's loss to the Phillies, surrendering six runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings as he fell to 5-5 on the season.

The Phillies jumped on Hammel for three runs in the first inning, highlighted by two-run Maikel Franco homer. He would cough up another three runs in the fourth inning. Overall, the 32-year-old right-hander struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. Despite the poor start, he still holds a strong 3.20 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 112/22 K/BB ratio over 112 1/3 innings. A road date with the Brewers awaits as he closes out the month of July.
Jul 26 - 5:29 PM

Jason Hammel gave up two runs in five innings in a no-decision as the Cubs needed 13 innings to beat the Reds on Tuesday.

Both runs came on outs, as Todd Frazier hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning and Skip Schumaker brought in another run with a ground out in the second. Overall, Hammel allowed five hits and walked three while striking out four. It was a solid return after healing from a minor hamstring injury. Hammel boasts a solid 2.82 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP and a 109/21 K/BB ratio in 108 2/3 innings, which he'll bring into his next start at home when he faces the Rockies.
Jul 22 - 12:10 AM

Jason Hammel (hamstring) threw a side session Saturday without issue.

Hammel left his final start before the All-Star break with tightness in his left hamstring, but it sounds like he won't miss a turn in the Cubs' rotation. Hammel, who's sporting a 2.86 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 105/18 K/BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings this season, is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Reds.
Jul 18 - 5:34 PM

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C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
3Quintin Berry
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7Trevor Cahill
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Tsuyoshi Wada
11C.J. Edwards
12Zac Rosscup
13Neil Ramirez
14Yoervis Medina