Cole Hamels
SP TEX
2 months ago

Hamels is expected to start Monday if the Rangers are able to force Game 4 of the ALDS, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers are down 0-2 and will be facing elimination at 7:30 ET on Sunday, but if they are able to extend the series, it sounds like Hamels will take the hill once again. The lefty didn't fare so well in Game 1 of the series, allowing seven runs (six earned) on six hits and three walks over 3.1 innings. He struck out just one Toronto batter in the 82-pitch effort. The Blue Jays are a team that is generally pretty unforgiving against southpaws, launching 53 homers and posting a .168 ISO on the year -- both of which marks are good for No. 10 in all of baseball.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
2 months ago

Hamels has been announced as the starting pitcher for Thursday's ALDS opener against the Blue Jays, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hamels did not close the regular season campaign on a high note, watching his ERA go from 2.67 on Aug. 26 to 3.32 at season's end, but he was the team's most consistent starter up to that point, so manager Jeff Banister decided to give him the nod in the team's postseason opener.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
2 months ago

Hamels gave up five runs -- three earned -- on eight hits over seven innings against the Brewers on Wednesday. He struck out six without walking anyone.

EDGE Analysis

Some poor defense on the part of the Rangers led to Hamels' first unearned runs since July, and he was actually on his way to a loss before the offense bailed him out. Hamels ends his regular season with a 3.32 ERA, a career-worst 1.31 WHIP and exactly 200 strikeouts in 200.2 innings. With the Rangers heading to the playoffs,they'll need him back on his game, as Hamels struggled mightily down the stretch -- it's hard to complain about his final ERA, but it was 2.67 only a month ago.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
3 months ago

Hammels struggled Friday versus the Athletics, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks across six innings. He struck out six and did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Hammels threw 67 percent of his pitches for strikes Friday, but he fell victim to a couple of ill-timed home runs, as he allowed a two-run shot in the fourth inning before surrendering a three-run homer in the sixth inning. He hung in there and went six innings, but he has still posted an ugly ERA of 15.75 across 18 innings in his last four starts. He will look to get back on track Wednesday versus the Angels.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
3 months ago

Hamels (14-5) lasted just 1.2 innings and served up seven runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts in a loss Monday to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners have had Hamels's number over the past week, tagging him for 13 runs over 6 combined innings in two straight starts. Hamels's ERA has jumped from 2.67 to 3.25 thanks to those two stinkers, and while they shouldn't be enough to worry anybody about his ability to finish strong this September, it might wind up costing Hamels a chance at the American League Cy Young award. He jumped from third in the American League in ERA to eighth as a result of Monday's start alone.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
3 months ago

Hamels was rocked over 4.1 innings in Tuesday's no-decision versus the Mariners. He allowed six runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out four.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday's poor performance ended a streak of eight straight starts in which the southpaw allowed no more than three runs. Hamels ERA ballooned from 2.67 to 2.91 in his shortest outing since July 8. Overall, the 32-year-old has been great since the All-Star break, improving his ERA (2.36), BAA (.224) and strikeout rate (9.1 K/9) compared to his first-half marks. Hamels will get another crack at the Mariners when he takes the hill for his next start Tuesday.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
3 months ago

Hamels (14-4) struck out eight and scattered two hits over eight scoreless innings in a dominant performance against Cleveland on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

He's now just 0.01 behind Danny Duffy for the American League ERA lead thanks to a run of brilliant work since the All-Star break. Hamels' outstanding second-half run (a 5-2 record, 1.59 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 58:14 K:BB in 56.2 innings) has put him squarely into the running for the AL Cy Young Award. His overall WHIP's still rather uninspiring -- at 1.23, it's the worst among the AL's top 15 in ERA -- mostly due to an elevated walk rate. But on the whole, it's hard for the Rangers or fantasy owners to quibble with the stats Hamels has given them in this season of high-powered offense.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
3 months ago

Hamels (13-4) mowed down 10 Rays while allowing just an earned run on three hits and two walks over 7.1 innings in Friday's 6-2 victory.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw was in vintage form, firing 69 of 104 pitches for strikes and notching an impressive 15 swinging strikes overall. Hamels now has five straight quality starts but has only gone 2-2 over that span due to lack of run support in some of those appearances. He'll look to keep his solid stretch of pitching going when he takes on the Reds next Wednesday.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
4 months ago

Hamels allowed two runs on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Monday against Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Hamels did enough to keep his club in the game, and the Rangers eventually won behind a three-run ninth inning rally. He was nasty, as he induced 20 swinging strikes in 115 pitches, but he was inefficient in part thanks to just 12 first-pitch strikes to 24 hitters. Still, Hamels is in excellent form, as he hasn't allowed more than three runs since July 8 against Minnesota, a five start stretch. In that span, he has dropped his ERA from 3.21 to 2.89.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
4 months ago

Hamels (12-3) pitched seven innings, allowing three runs, four hits and four walks while striking out six Orioles in Wednesday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Entering the game, Hamels was 7-1 in his previous 11 starts and 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA since the All-Star break. On Wednesday, the lefty showed that he's still locked in at that high level, but just lost focus in one costly inning. Hamels yielded three runs and three hits in a rocky first inning, then retired 13 of the next 14 batters without allowing a hit. Surprisingly, Orioles starter Kevin Gausman, who entered the game with just two victories, outdueled Hamels in this one. Despite hit hot arm, owners may want to use caution before deploying Hamels in his next start Monday at Coors Field.