Jason Hammel SP CHC 4 days ago

Hammel endured his third loss of the season Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk through just four innings. He struck out seven in the abbreviated outing.

A pair of rain delays seemed to affect the 32-year-old's rhythm, as he gave up all four runs after returning from the second stoppage, which took place during the second inning. Hammel has been a very reliable member of the Cubs rotation this season, as his 2.92 ERA will indicate, and he will look to get back on track Saturday against the Marlins.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 1 week ago

Hammel took a no decision Tuesday against the Dodgers despite throwing 7.2 shutout innings with just two hits and two walks allowed. He struck out six.

Hammel induced 14 swinging strikes and 10 ground balls in 107 pitches, a gem of an outing. It took 10 innings for either team to scratch across a run, leaving Hammel without a decision since winning June 6 against the Nationals. With a 2.65 ERA and 5.75 K/BB this year, it won't take much luck for him to start racking up the victories again.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 2 weeks ago

Hammel gave up three runs -- two earned -- on three hits and two walks while striking out six in only four innings Thursday against the Indians.

Hammel failed to make it to the sixth inning for the second straight game as he lasted only four innings Thursday. Despite his past two outings, Hammel is having himself a fantastic season. He sports a 2.89 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP and an 86:14 K:BB ratio in 84 innings. As things stand, Hammel's next start should be Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 3 weeks ago

Hammel was charged with four runs (two earns) on seven hits and three walks over five innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Friday. He walked three and struck out four.

While most of the damage against Hammel came in the first inning, the right-hander labored throughout, needing 103 pitches to complete the five frames. By comparison, Hammel only needed 100 pitches to complete eight innings against Washington his last time out. He still sits with a sparkling 2.81 ERA to go along with a 0.96 WHIP and .219 BAA. As things line up now, Hammel will face the Indians in Cleveland in his next start.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 4 weeks ago

Hammel won his fifth game of the season Saturday, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks over eight innings, striking out seven.

It's just the second time this season he's walked more than one batter in a game. Cubs manager Joe Maddon gave him chance to go for the complete game, but after Bryce Harper took his second pitch in the ninth inning over the left field wall, Hammel's day was done. He'll take his impressive 2.76 ERA and 76:9 K:BB ratio into his next start at home on Friday against the Reds.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 1 month ago

Hammel gave up just one run on five hits in 6.2 innings of work to earn the win against Miami on Monday.

Hammel was absolutely brilliant on Monday as he struck out a career high 11 batters without walking anyone. He's now 4-2 on the season with a 2.82 ERA and a gaudy 0.90 WHIP in 67 innings pitched. He'll look to win game number five in Washington against the Nationals in his next start.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 1 month ago

Hammel (finger) has been officially confirmed as the Cubs' starter Monday against the Marlins.

Hammel was named the starter for Monday's game, so it was just a matter of confirmation at this point. He'll indeed toe the rubber, and will face off against the Marlins and Jose Urena.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 1 month ago

Hammel (finger) will make his next scheduled start Monday against the Marlins, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

Hammel has been dealing with a lingering fingernail issue, and will have his start pushed back for the second time this week. Rather than face the first-place Royals, the right-hander will take on the struggling Marlins in what will be a better matchup for fantasy owners -- provided the fingernail problem doesn't give him too much trouble.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 1 month ago

Hammel's next outing will be pushed back to Sunday against the Royals because he's dealing with a fingernail issue, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

The Cubs apparently don't believe the issue is serious, as they're merely swapping Hammel and Tsuyoshi Wada in the rotation, moving the former back one day. The situation is still worth keeping an eye on, in case Hammel's finger turns out to be worse than expected.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 1 month ago

Hammel was handed his second loss of the season on Sunday as he gave up four runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings against the Diamondbacks. He did strike out nine in the defeat.

The big righty had delivered five straight quality starts heading into Sunday, but was victimized for four early runs and didn't receive much run support on the day. Although he has won just three games, Hammel has posted a useful 2.98 ERA on the season as well as a 8.5 K/9, so there is still plenty to like. He will face the Royals in his next scheduled start on Saturday.