Jason Hammel
SP CHC
4 days ago

Hammel (9-5) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings to earn the win Friday at the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Hammel was staked to a 4-0 lead in the second inning before allowing single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, leading to his exit from the contest after throwing only 76 pitches. After allowing 10 runs on July 1, he's now held opponents to two runs or fewer in each of his last three starts to lower his ERA to 3.35 on the season. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the White Sox.

Jason Hammel
SP CHC
1 week ago

Hammel (hand) is in the lineup as the starting pitcher for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Hammel will make his first scheduled start following the All-Star break. He had exited his final first half start with cramping in his hand, but the ailment was never considered serious.

Jason Hammel
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Hammel (hand) has been announced as the starting pitcher for Saturday's game against the Rangers, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hammel exited his final first half start with cramping in his right hand, but it appears the setback will not cost him any further action. The Cubs' lineup for Saturday's contest will provide final confirmation on whether or not Hammel will be able to take his turn as scheduled.

Jason Hammel
SP CHC
3 weeks ago

Hammel (7-5) allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings, but received no decision Thursday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

After giving up a two-run homer, Hammel settled down and held the Braves scoreless until he had to leave the game with cramps in his pitching hand. He left the game with a 2-0 deficit, and was on the hook for a potential loss until the Cubs' offense came up with a three-run eighth inning. Although he hasn't posted a win since June 4, he still has a respectable 3.46 ERA along with a 1.13 WHIP on the year. As long as his injury checks out well, as expected, he'll make his next start after the All-Star break.

Jason Hammel
SP CHC
3 weeks ago

Hammel exited Thursday's start with cramping in his pitching hand.

EDGE Analysis

A leadoff, four-pitch walk to Gordon Beckham in the top of the fifth inning was followed by a long mound visit from the Cubs' training staff. Ultimately, manager Joe Maddon opted to take the cautious route with Hammel and remove him from the game after just 80 pitches due to the cramping in his right hand. Fortunately, the upcoming All-Star break should give Hammel enough downtime to where he can make his next scheduled start. That said, the Cubs will do their due diligence in the coming days to make sure that Hammel's injury isn't more serious than the initial diagnosis.

Jason Hammel
SP CHC
4 weeks ago

Hammel (7-5) gave up nine hits, five of which left the yard, 10 earned runs and two walks over four innings in Friday's 10-2 loss to the Mets. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

It was a nightmarish outing for the veteran righty, who gave up a pair of homers in two different innings, and a 435-shot to rookie Brandon Nimmo in the fourth as well. James Loney and Asdrubal Cabrera took him deep in the second, while Yoenis Cespedes and Cabrera did the honors in the fifth. Hammel has seen his ERA rise in each of his last three starts, all losses. He's dropped four straight decisions overall, and his ERA is now at a season-high 3.45. The 33-year-old will try to reverse course when he takes the mound next Wednesday against the Reds.

Jason Hammel
SP CHC
1 month ago

Hammel (7-4) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over six innings while striking out three in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

It was Hammel's ninth quality start of the year but he wasn't quite able to keep pace with a dominant Jose Fernandez. His 2.58 ERA on the season is still by far the best of Hammel's career though. He'll next take the mound on the road Friday against the Mets.

Jason Hammel
SP CHC
1 month ago

Hammel (7-4) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing four runs, six hits and a walk while striking out three in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Entering the game, Hammel was 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA over 13.1 innings against the Cardinals in 2016, but the division rival finally got to him Tuesday. The veteran right-hander was done in by a pair of third-inning home runs -- courtesy of Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday -- that accounted for three runs in three batters. Hammel continues to give owners a headache with his inconsistency, but still owns an impressive 2.55 ERA through 14 starts.

Jason Hammel
SP CHC
1 month ago

Hammel (7-2) pitched seven innings, allowing one run on five hits while walking four in a no-decision against the Nationals on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The 11th-year veteran continued his widely unforeseen career year with his eighth quality start of the season. He's allowed more no more than three earned runs in all but one of his outings this season. And, although he has shown the ability to be an above-average pitcher in years past, Hammel has never been a potential 20-game winner like he is right now. The 6-foot-6 righty is on pace to challenge most of his career-best numbers across the board.

Jason Hammel
SP CHC
1 month ago

Hammel struck out four and walked none in 5.2 innings against the Braves on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Hammel was out away from throwing a quality start, but he gave up eight hits - including two solo homers in the second inning. He's still 7-2 with a 2.36 ERA, so he still has a good shot at earning his first All-Star berth next month.