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Ivy’s Roundup: The Pirates Walk the Plank

Let’s take a look at the very successful road trip the Cubs had vs. the Pirates:   Cubs @ Pirates 5/2: W Cubs 7, Pirates 2 W: Hammel (4-0) L: Cole (2-3)   What the teams were playing for might have been different from the last time the Pirates and Cubs took the field at PNC Park (National League Wild Card Game) but the outcome was the same as the Cubs got the win Monday night...
Via World Series Dreaming
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Sustainability of Jason Hammel’s Early Success

In nearly any other year, more of the space here at BP Wrigleyville would be devoted to lauding the early success of Jason Hammel, who, in some ways, has outshone his colleagues in the starting rotation, but we are in the midst of a pitching showcase from Jake Arrieta that is otherworldly, so the work of […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hammel: 'This is a very heated rivalry' with Pirates

Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel reacts following the Cubs' 7-2 win over the Pirates on Monday night in Pittsburgh.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

Hammel goes to 4-0, Rizzo hits 2 doubles in Cubs' win

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jason Hammel raised his record to 4-0 and Anthony Rizzo hit two doubles as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night. Hammel's ERA rose to 1.24 after entering the game with a National League-leading 0.75 mark. He gave up two runs and five hits in five-plus innings with three strikeouts and one walk. His streak of five straight starts of allowing...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jason Hammel is proving everyone wrong

The second half of the 2015 season was a disaster for Chicago Cubs’ starting pitcher Jason Hammel. Now, he is proving to everyone that last season was a fluke, getting off to a fantastic start in 2016.  Jason Hammel has been revived. After a lackluster second half of 2015, Hammel has gotten off to a fantastic […] Chicago Cubs: Jason Hammel is proving everyone wrong - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
5 days ago

Cubs hold off Cardinals to improve to major league-best 11-3

ST. LOUIS -- Jason Hammel worked six sharp innings and had both RBIs for the Chicago Cubs in a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.The Cardinals stranded two runners against the Cubs bullpen in the seventh and eighth. Yadier Molina was at second base when Hector Rondon struck out pinch hitter Jedd Gyorko to earn his third save in three chances.Chicago leads...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel jokes about playing hooky to see Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam announced on Tuesday that they will play two concerts at Wrigley Field in August, much to the delight of their Chicago-based fans. One of those fans is Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel, who is already cracking jokes about playing hooky to catch the concert: Dear Theo, I think I'm gonna b feeling really sick on Aug 20&22. I should stay home n get some rest. Thx 4 understanding...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs' Jason Hammel: Wrigley Field ‘looks like Baghdad’

By Jason Rowan With opening day only a few days away, the Chicago Cubs are full of hope as the team gears up for the 2015 MLB season. It’s a shame that even though the outlook on the upcoming season is positive, the Cubs’ home ballpark is not quite yet in opening day condition. Despite Wrigley Field being in somewhat disrepair due to ongoing renovations, Cubs pitcher Jason...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Will Jason Hammel be replaced?

Jason Hammel Things were looking up for Oakland A’s starting pitcher Jason Hammel early in August when he earned his first win in an Athletics uniform. But in his last outing against the Atlanta Braves, Hammel gave up five earned runs in three innings pitched. Since coming to Oakland, Hammel has a 1-5 record with 7.00 ERA. Right now, Hammel is the weakest pitcher in the starting...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What is Tommy Milone’s future with the Oakland A’s?

Tommy Milone When the Oakland A’s acquire Chicago Cubs pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone was bumped from the starting rotation and sent straight down to Triple-A despite going 6-0 with a 2.62 ERA in his prior 11 starts. Many – including Milone – were shocked by this move since he had been so successful throughout June. So, as Milone...
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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