Cole Hamels
SP TEX
2 months ago

Hamels (11-6) allowed three runs on five hits and tone walk across three innings to take the loss Sunday against the Athletics. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

Hamels struggled in the third inning, allowing four straight hits to begin the frame, plating three runs before he was able to escape. With nothing left to play for, the veteran was lifted prior to the fourth inning after working up to just 59 pitches. So concludes what will go down as a bit of a disappointing season for Hamels, who finishes with a 4.20 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 148 innings. He dealt with multiple injuries along the way, but he still flashed his potential at times and will look to return to his best form in the 2018 campaign.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
2 months ago

Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News said it's his "guess" that Tuesday's start was Hamels' last of the 2017 season.

EDGE Analysis

The team is currently listing Sunday's probable starter as "TBA." Texas was officially eliminated from postseason contention with the loss Tuesday -- a loss which was attributed to Hamels (six runs over three innings). The Rangers are at home to close out the season, but it's possible they will shut Hamels down early and go with a bullpen game in the finale with nothing left to play for.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
2 months ago

Hamels (11-5) took the loss in Tuesday's game against the Astros. He allowed six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out three over three-plus innings.

EDGE Analysis

Hamels was hit hard from the get-go Tuesday, as the veteran southpaw allowed four runs in the opening frame before even recording the first out. The disastrous outing -- which was his shortest of the season -- snapped his streak of three consecutive quality starts and inflated his ERA from 3.80 to 4.10. He'll close out the regular season against the A's on Sunday.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
3 months ago

Hamels (11-4) allowed a single run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight batters through eight innings to take the win over Seattle on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran lefty has found a groove of late with a 2.53 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 8.4 K/9 through his past three starts. Hamels had allowed 21 runs through 28.1 innings over a five-game stretch before his recent rebound, so this mid-September surge has helped stabilized season-long numbers (3.80 ERA, 1.14 WHIP). It's definitely worth highlighting his career-worst 6.1 K/9, which is significantly lower than the 8.6 mark he posted through his first 11 seasons in the majors. Hamels has a daunting matchup against the Astros up next.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
3 months ago

Hamels (10-4) allowed two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five batters through 7.1 innings during Saturday's loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Considering Hamels entered Saturday's outing with a 6.03 ERA through his previous six starts, this checks out as a solid bounce back. The veteran lefty owns a respectable 3.96 ERA and 1.17 WHIP for the campaign, but his 6.0 K/9 is well below the 8.6 mark he entered the season with. Looking ahead, Hamels lines up for two tough upcoming starts. He'll face Seattle at Safeco Field and then host the Astros at home.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
3 months ago

Hamels (10-3) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts through six innings to take home the win Monday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Hamels recorded his first quality start since August 21 against the Angels and broke a three-start winless streak in the process. Still, Hamels owns an underwhelming 4.05 ERA, and the Rangers will need him to pitch more like the ace he has been in the past if they are to make a run to the playoffs.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
3 months ago

Hamels (9-3) gave up five runs -- four earned -- over six innings Wednesday against Atlanta, striking out five while allowing six hits and two walks in a losing effort.

EDGE Analysis

All the damage against him came in a big second inning by Hamels' old divisional foes. Nonetheless, there's cause for concern with Hamels again (or should we say still?), as he's now allowed four-plus earned runs in four of his last five starts. The veteran lefty should only be deployed with great caution at this point. He'll next face the Mariners, who've put up four runs against Hamels twice already this year.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
3 months ago

Hamels tossed five innings Friday against the Angels, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

For the second start in a row, the southpaw was unable to get much going on the mound. He needed 101 pitches to complete five frames, and just 59 of those went for strikes. After a stellar start to the month of August, the 33-year-old has fallen off as of late. He's given up 10 runs over his past two starts, raising his ERA 50 points to a lackluster 3.92 mark. Hamels still holds a solid 1.17 WHIP to go with a 9-2 record, but a low strikeout rate and an abnormally low BABIP suggest that his recent hiccups aren't just a blip on the radar. He'll look to right the ship in his next scheduled start Wednesday in Atlanta.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
3 months ago

Hamels will make his next start Friday against the Angels, Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hamels could have pitched Thursday's series finale against the Astros on normal rest, but he'll instead be bumped back a day in the schedule after getting lit up for six runs and lasting just 4.1 innings his last time out Aug. 26 against the Athletics. Nick Martinez will move up in the rotation to pick up the Thursday start.

Cole Hamels
SP TEX
4 months ago

Hamels (9-2) gave up six runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out two over 4.1 innings in a losing effort against the A's on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Chad Pinder touched Hamels up for home runs in the first and third innings, and the A's piled on in the fifth before Hamels got the hook. Hamels has fared well in the second half for the most part, but the peripherals suggest he's overachieved throughout most of the season. More regression could be coming over the final month of the season.