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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: Chicago Cubs
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 was clobbered in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals, surrendering six runs on six hits over his 2 1/3 innings.
The right-hander walked one and struck out two on the miserable afternoon. The Cardinals got to him early and often in this one, striking for four runs in the first frame and then adding on a run in each of the next two innings. Hammel is unlikely to be used in the postseason rotation and could be pitching his way off of the roster altogether for the NLDS. He'll try to get back on track on Friday when he takes on the Reds in Cincinnati. Sep 24 - 4:40 PM

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Jason Hammel pitched seven innings of two-run ball in a win over the Reds on Monday.

Hammel was down 2-0 when he threw his last pitch, but the Cubs came back with three runs in the bottom of the seventh, putting him in line for the win. It's Hammel's 15th victory. He had never won more than 10 games previously, though he had won exactly 10 four times.
Sep 19 - 10:57 PM

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

The Cardinals got to Hammel for a pair of two-run home runs, with the second, by Brandon Moss in the sixth inning, ending up being the difference in the game. The loss was Hammel's fourth in his last five outings, dropping him to 14-9 with a 3.60 ERA in 28 starts overall. The Brewers, who hammered the 34-year-old his last time out, are up next for Hammel on Sunday.
Sep 13 - 11:58 PM

Jason Hammel was battered by the Brewers on Tuesday, allowing 13 hits and nine runs -- eight earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in a loss.

The Brewers got to the right-hander for five runs in the first inning, and it only got mildly better from there. Hammel has now struggled mightily in three of his last four outings, perhaps showing some fatigue or perhaps just feeling the effects of regression rearing its ugly head. The loss dropped Hammel to 14-8 with a 3.50 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 27 starts overall, and he'll look to stop the bleeding when the Cubs face off with the Cardinals on Monday.
Sep 6 - 11:12 PM

Jason Hammel bounced back from his short start against the Dodgers to limit the Pirates to one run in six innings Wednesday.

The Cubs started Hammel on three days' rest in this one after he pitched just 2 1/3 innings last time out. He handled it nicely, allowing three hits, walking three and striking out six in his 14th win.
Sep 1 - 12:31 AM

Jason Hammel struggled for a second straight start Saturday against the Dodgers, allowing three runs over 2 1/3 innings.

It was his shortest outing of the season. Hammel allowed a solo homer to Corey Seager in the first inning before giving up two runs in the third and getting the quick hook. He has now allowed 13 runs (nine earned) in 5 2/3 innings over his last two starts. He’ll attempt to bounce back next week against the Giants.
Aug 27 - 7:44 PM

Jason Hammel was shelled for 10 runs -- six earned -- over 3 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Rockies.

An unfriendly welcome back to Coors Field for the 33-year-old right-hander, who pitched for the Rockies from 2009-2011. Hammel walked two and gave up 10 hits, including a pair of Nolan Arenado three-run homers. Colorado scored seven runs in the first and three more in the fourth. Hammel will look to bounce back next time out against the Dodgers.
Aug 21 - 7:15 PM

Jason Hammel allowed just two singles over seven scoreless innings as the Cubs swept Tuesday's doubleheader against the Brewers with a 4-1 win in the nightcap.

Unimpressed by Trevor Cahill's five shutout innings in the afternoon game, Hammel held the Brewers off the scoreboard for his seven frames before giving way to the bullpen. The right-hander walked three while striking out seven in the win, his fourth in a row and 13th on the year. At 33 years old, Hammel has been nothing short of spectacular this season, posting a 2.75 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 23 starts. A tough test awaits Hammel on Sunday when the Cubs visit the Rockies.
Aug 17 - 1:06 AM

Jason Hammel fired seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts as the Cubs beat the Angels 3-1 on Wednesday.

He allowed just four hits and two walks. He is now 12-5 with a sweet 2.90 ERA after 22 starts. He has benefited from a lucky .243 BABIP (career .299) and an 83.9 percent left-on-base rate (career 71.5 percent). Those numbers will likely regress some but his owners should still run him out there for every start. He draws two starts next week but one of them is at Coors Field.
Aug 10 - 11:28 PM

Cubs activated RHP Jason Hammel from the bereavement leave list.

Hammel has been away from the team for a few days following a death in the family. He's scheduled to make his return to the mound Tuesday against the Angels.
Aug 9 - 1:29 PM

Cubs placed RHP Jason Hammel on the bereavement list.

He'll be excused from the Cubs for the next 3-7 days to mourn a death in the family. Hammel delivered six shutout innings in a win over the Marlins on Tuesday night and boasts a 3.07 ERA for the season.
Aug 3 - 10:53 AM

Jason Hammel tossed six shutout innings in a win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Hammel yielded just four hits while walking two and striking out three in the outing. The win was his fourth in a row and 11th on the year, a new single-season best for the 33-year-old. Hammel owns a 3.07 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 100/37 K/BB ratio ahead of Tuesday's interleague meeting with the Angels.
Aug 2 - 11:19 PM

Jason Hammel led the Cubs to an 8-1 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday by tossing seven innings of one run baseball for his 10th win.

The only run he allowed came on a home run by opposing pitcher Anthony Ranaudo. Hammel struck out seven batters, walked two and gave up just five hits. His record improves to 10-5 with a 3.23 ERA in 114 1/3 innings. Hammel draws two starts next week. The first will be at home versus the Marlins on Monday, then he will travel to Oakland for an interleague game using the designated hitter on Sunday.
Jul 28 - 12:45 AM

Jason Hammel gave up two runs over five-plus innings Friday in a 5-2 win over the Brewers.

Hammel was pulled after giving up a leadoff double in the sixth. All told, he gave up four hits and walked a pair while striking out four. After going winless in six straight starts, he has now won back-to-back outings. He has had a knack for falling apart in the second half in recent years, but he’s bucking that trend so far. He’ll take a 3.35 into a start against the crosstown White Sox next week.
Jul 22 - 11:51 PM

Jason Hammel looked sharp in Saturday's win over Texas, surrendering just three hits and one run over six solid innings.

He finished with seven strikeouts and one walk while out-pitching Rangers ace Yu Darvish. The only run he allowed came on an RBI single by Elvis Andrus in the second inning. The victory snapped a six-start winless streak for Hammel, who is now 8-5 with an impressive 3.34 ERA. He'll get the ball again Friday against Milwaukee.
Jul 16 - 6:06 PM

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