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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
College: Treasure Valley CC
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Hammel failed to come through when it mattered most, surrendering five runs on four hits over just 1 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 8-3 Game 4 NLCS loss to the Mets.
The Mets move on to the World Series while Hammel and the Cubs are left to consider what went wrong in the NLCS. The 33-year-old right-hander opened Wednesday's deciding game by allowing a single to Curtis Granderson. He then recorded two outs (including a foul-out by Daniel Murphy!) before the contest collapsed on him. And collapse it did. Granderson stole second and Hammel walked Yoenis Cespedes, at which point Lucas Duda launched a three-run home run. At which point, Travis d'Arnaud followed with a solo home run. When the dust settled, four runs had scored in the frame. Hammel was pulled with one out in the second inning after he issued a walk. That run would also score as Duda came through with a two-run double. It's a bitter end to a 2015 campaign that saw Hammel post a 3.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 170/40 K/BB ratio across 170 2/3 innings. Oct 21 - 11:41 PM

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Jason Hammel will start Game 4 of the NCLS.

While Hammel's currently slated to start Game 4, he will be available out of the pen for Game 3 on Tuesday. Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs in that one, opposite Mets starter Jacob deGrom. The Cubs do not want to bring Jon Lester back on short rest for Game 4, hence Hammel's opportunity.
Oct 19 - 3:50 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that Jason Hammel is likely to start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Mets.

Hammel struggled in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cardinals, surrendering two runs on three hits in just three innings of work. Should the Cubs find themselves facing elimination, there's a chance that Jon Lester would get the ball on short rest instead.
Oct 18 - 5:37 PM

Jason Hammel lasted just three innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday in the Cubs' 6-4 NLDS Game 4 win over the Cardinals.

Hammel was behind in a hurry after allowing a leadoff single to Matt Carpenter and two-run homer to Stephen Piscotty. Manager Joe Maddon had a reliever warming up in the first inning and had a quick hook of Hammel after three. He then used seven relievers and they did a good enough job to keep the Cards in check. Hammel figures to start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Mets or Dodgers.
Oct 13 - 8:45 PM

Jason Hammel will start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cardinals.

Jake Arrieta is facing Michael Wacha in Game 3 on Monday evening at Wrigley Field with the series tied 1-1. St. Louis is expected to start Lance Lynn in Game 4 on Tuesday, though John Lackey could become an option on short rest if the Cardinals are on the brink of elimination. Hammel, 33, had a 3.74 ERA in 31 starts this season for Chicago.
Oct 12 - 2:19 PM

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

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