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Cole Hamels
ERA W-L K
2.79 8-1 95
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-4 / 205 NFBC ADP: 74.18
Position: SPBorn: 12/27/1983 Birthplace: San Diego, California
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Phillies (2002)


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June 23 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-Hamels improved to 8-1 on Wednesday when he allowed one run while striking out eight over six innings in a 6-4 win over the Reds.
Analysis: The veteran left-hander is 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA in his last four starts - all Texas victories.
June 17 7:52 PM PT8:52 PM MT9:52 PM CT10:52 PM ET22:52 ET2:52 GMT10:52 7:52 PM MST9:52 PM EST10:22 PM VEN6:52 UAE (+1)9:52 PM CT-Hamels pitched 7 2/3 innings as the Texas Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 on Friday night.
Analysis: Hamels (7-1) allowed three hits while striking out six and walking three. He lowered his road ERA to 1.64 this season and turned in his fourth consecutive quality start. Hamels scattered five baserunners and allowed only one to reach second.
June 13 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET11:54 ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST11:24 AM VEN19:54 UAE10:54 AM CT-Hamels become the seventh active pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts in the Rangers' 6-4 win against the Mariners on Sunday.
Analysis: Hamels picked up strikeout No. 2,000 in the third inning when he got Leonys Martin swinging. It was one of five strikeouts for Hamels, who allowed one run on four hits in seven innings and improved to 6-1. He joins C.C. Sabathia, Bartolo Colon, Felix Hernandez, Jake Peavy, John Lackey and Justin Verlander.
June 7 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET23:49 ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST11:19 PM VEN7:49 UAE (+1)10:49 PM CT-Hamels allowed two runs over seven innings while taking a no-decision in Tuesday's win over Houston.
Analysis: Hamels also allowed a home run for a sixth consecutive start. He's given up 10 over than span.
June 2 8:51 AM PT9:51 AM MT10:51 AM CT11:51 AM ET11:51 ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST11:21 AM VEN19:51 UAE10:51 AM CT-Hamels got a no-decision Wednesday.
Analysis: Hamels allowed three runs with three walks and one dinger in seven innings.
May 28 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Hamels' win streak ended at 12 games Friday.
Analysis: Hamels gave up eight hits and six runs - five earned - in 4 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since the start before throwing a no-hitter in his final appearance for Philadelphia last July 25. He came to the Rangers in a trading deadline deal six days later.
May 23 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Hamels improved to 5-0 with a sparkling performance in Sunday's 9-2 win over Houston.
Analysis: Hamels (2.83 ERA) fanned a season-high 11 in eight innings while yielding two runs.
May 7 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-Hamels tossed seven outstanding innings to lead the Rangers to a 5-1 victory at Detroit on Friday.
Analysis: Hamels yielded only one hit - a bloop single to Ian Kinsler in the top of the first - and two walks while striking out nine and not allowing a run. The Texas ace is now 4-0 with a 2.68 ERA in six starts.
Apr. 25 11:00 AM PT12:00 PM MT1:00 PM CT2:00 PM ET14:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST1:30 PM VEN22:00 UAE1:00 PM CT-Hamels has been scratched from Monday's start against the Yankees due to a left groin strain.
Analysis: Hamels isn't expected to miss more than one start with the issue. The Rangers will select the contract of Cesar Ramos from Triple-A Round Rock to start in his place.
Apr. 5 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET17:10 ET21:10 GMT5:10 2:10 PM MST4:10 PM EST4:40 PM VEN1:10 UAE (+1)4:10 PM CT-Hamels started the season by allowing two runs and four hits in seven innings of Monday's 3-2 win over Seattle.
Analysis: Dating to last season, Hamels has won his last five starts with a 2.83 ERA.
Mar. 23 11:49 AM PT12:49 PM MT1:49 PM CT2:49 PM ET14:49 ET18:49 GMT2:49 11:49 AM MST1:49 PM EST2:19 PM VEN22:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-Hamels has been picked to start on opening day for the AL West champion Texas Rangers.
Analysis: Hamels will be the seventh different Texas starter on opening day in as many years. Hamels previously started the opener for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013 and 2015. Hamels went 7-1 in 12 starts after the Rangers got him in a trade with the Phillies last July 31.
Feb. 24 6:21 AM PT7:21 AM MT8:21 AM CT9:21 AM ET9:21 ET14:21 GMT22:21 7:21 AM MST9:21 AM EST9:51 AM VEN18:21 UAE8:21 AM CT-Hamels struck out trying to see last year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and he's suing a London-based event promoter over it.
Analysis: The former Philadelphia Phillies star filed the lawsuit in Philadelphia on Friday. He alleges Cornucopia Events failed to get him and his wife into the 2015 New York City lingerie show even though he paid nearly $70,000 for three VIP packages. The suit says the money was to cover a four-night stay in a luxury hotel, a limousine with champagne, access to exclusive restaurants and goodie bags.

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