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Jason Hammel
3.35 9-5 90
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 6-6 / 225 NFBC ADP: 229.96
Position: SPBorn: 9/2/1982 Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 10th Round by Devil Rays (2002)

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July 22 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET23:43 ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST11:13 PM VEN7:43 UAE (+1)10:43 PM CT-Hammel (9-5) allowed four hits and two runs over five-plus innings for his second victory since the All-Star break for NL Central-leading Chicago in Friday's win over the Brew Crew.
Analysis: Hammel is 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA in his last three starts, however, he's not completed more than six innings in any of those outings.
July 16 2:36 PM PT3:36 PM MT4:36 PM CT5:36 PM ET17:36 ET21:36 GMT5:36 2:36 PM MST4:36 PM EST5:06 PM VEN1:36 UAE (+1)4:36 PM CT-Hammel earned his first win since June 4 when he allowed a run in six innings of Saturday's 3-1 victory over Texas.
Analysis: The victory also snapped a six-game Chicago losing streak in games started by Hammel.
July 7 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET23:33 ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST11:03 PM VEN7:33 UAE (+1)10:33 PM CT-Hammel exited Thursday's start against Atlanta in the sixth inning due to a cramp in his right hand.
Analysis: Hammel gave up a two-run homer to Nick Markakis in the first inning but had retired 11 straight hitters before walking Gordon Beckham to begin the sixth. He was then replaced by Travis Wood with the Cubs trailing 2-0.
July 2 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET0:21 ET4:21 GMT12:21 9:21 PM MST11:21 PM EST11:51 PM VEN8:21 UAE11:21 PM CT-The Mets rocked Hammel for 10 runs and nine hits - five homers - in four-plus innings of Friday's 10-2 defeat.
Analysis: Hammel is 0-4 with a 6.35 ERA and allowed nine home runs in his last five starts.
June 16 11:50 AM PT12:50 PM MT1:50 PM CT2:50 PM ET14:50 ET18:50 GMT2:50 11:50 AM MST1:50 PM EST2:20 PM VEN22:50 UAE1:50 PM CT-Hammel was dominant against the Nationals on Wednesday despite not getting a win, giving a run and five hits with no walks in seven innings.
Analysis: It was the 10th time in 13 starts that Hammel has yielded no more than two runs. He's winless in a season-high two straight outings despite not issuing a walk in either one.
June 5 10:37 AM PT11:37 AM MT12:37 PM CT1:37 PM ET13:37 ET17:37 GMT1:37 10:37 AM MST12:37 PM EST1:07 PM VEN21:37 UAE12:37 PM CT-Hammel yielded one hit - a two-run homer in the first inning - and struck out six Diamondbacks over seven frames to improve to 7-1.
Analysis: Hammel continues to do stupendous work this season, as he's recorded a 2.14 ERA in 11 starts while holding opposing hitters to a .200 average and allowing just four homers in 63 innings.
May 30 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Hammel left Monday's game after his right hamstring cramped while he warmed up for the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Manager Joe Maddon had heard of no issues with RHP Jason Hammel after he left Monday's game with right hamstring cramping.
Analysis: Hammel had pitched two innings in the scoreless game, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out three. He entered the game 6-1 and ranked fifth in the majors with a 2.17 ERA. He had allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his nine starts.
May 25 11:37 AM PT12:37 PM MT1:37 PM CT2:37 PM ET14:37 ET18:37 GMT2:37 11:37 AM MST1:37 PM EST2:07 PM VEN22:37 UAE1:37 PM CT-Hammel pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and hit a two-run double in a 12-3 rout of St. Louis on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Hammel (6-1, 2.17 ERA) bounced back from his only loss this season by yielding one run. He gave up four in six innings in a 5-3 defeat in Milwaukee on May 19.
May 20 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-Hammel suffered his first loss of the season Thursday, a 5-3 defeat in Milwaukee.
Analysis: Hammel (5-1, 2.31 ERA) gave up four runs in six innings after posting a 1.77 ERA in his first seven outings.
May 14 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET11:44 ET15:44 GMT23:44 8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE10:44 AM CT-Hammel moved to 5-0 on Friday.
Analysis: Hammel allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings and felt his fastball command was key as he lowered his ERA to 1.77.
May 3 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET15:08 ET19:08 GMT3:08 12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST2:38 PM VEN23:08 UAE2:08 PM CT-Hammel's ERA rose to 1.24 after entering the game with a NL-leading 0.75 mark
Analysis: Hammel gave up two runs and five hits in five-plus innings with three strikeouts and one walk. His streak of five straight starts of allowing one run or fewer ended.
Apr. 25 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET15:15 ET19:15 GMT3:15 12:15 PM MST2:15 PM EST2:45 PM VEN23:15 UAE2:15 PM CT-Hammel pitched six sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs routed the Cincinnati Reds 9-0 on Sunday to improve to 14-5 for the first time in 47 years.
Analysis: Hammel looks like a Cy Young candidate with a 0.75 ERA and 3-0 mark with 22 strikeouts.

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