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Apr 16, 2014
Rotoworld
Jason Hammel surrendered three earned runs over seven innings as the Cubs dropped the first half of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium
Rotoworld Apr 16, 2014

Hammel surrenders three runs in loss to Cubs - Jason Hammel (S) Chicago Cubs

Jason Hammel surrendered three earned runs over seven innings as the Cubs dropped the first half of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 15, 2014

Jason Hammel focusing on hitters, not Yankees’ Tanaka

NEW YORK — Through his first two starts, Jason Hammel has done more than anyone could have reasonably expected when he signed that one-year, $6 million deal just before spring training started. At 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA, he has half the Cubs’ victories and is second only to Jeff Samardzija in ERA (among starters) and innings per start. Not bad for a guy who had his entire offseason held up by the celebrity free-agent pitcher he’ll face at Yankee Stadium on...

Jason Hammel returns to site of his biggest test

Hammel excited about pitching at Yankee Stadium, says he hasn't felt this healthy since end of 2012NEW YORK — Joe Girardi and Masahiro Tanaka will be settled in their Yankee pinstripes Tuesday night, but Jason Hammel will feel just as comfortable trying to beat them at Yankee Stadium.
Chicago Tribune Apr 14, 2014

Jason Hammel returns to site of his biggest test

Hammel excited about pitching at Yankee Stadium, says he hasn't felt this healthy since end of 2012NEW YORK — Joe Girardi and Masahiro Tanaka will be settled in their Yankee pinstripes Tuesday night, but Jason Hammel will feel just as comfortable trying to beat them at Yankee Stadium.

Podcast: Jason Hammel on his wins

ESPNChicago's Jesse Rogers talks with Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel about his win on Wednesday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates and about calling out Anthony Rizzo for forgetting he beat the Pirates last week as well. Click here for more audio from ESPN Chicago.
Beaver County Times Apr 9, 2014
Hammel strong again, Cubs beat Pirates 7-5

Hammel strong again, Cubs beat Pirates 7-5

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Hammel threw seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo had four hits, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Wednesday night despite allowing five solo home runs.

Rizzo's big night makes up for bad memory

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel might want to give Anthony Rizzo a break. Rizzo tied a career high with four hits in a 7-5 Cubs win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night, and in his exuberance he forgot about Hammel’s first start of the season last week. “I have to throw my first baseman under the bus,” Hammel joked after the game. “He just congratulated me on my first National League win. Just make sure everyone knows Rizzo was not there in Pittsburgh last week.
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 9, 2014

Cubs’ Hammel beats Pirates twice in a week

Cubs newcomer Jason Hammel shut down the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second time in a week, and the Cubs delivered another big scoring effort for the third straight game to beat the visiting Pirates 7-5 Wednesday night. Six days after beating the Pirates in Pittsburgh, Hammel (2-0) retired the first 12 he faced and pitched seven powerful innings in all, allowing just three hits – all solo home runs, by Pedro Alvarez in the fifth and Travis Snider and Russell Martin...

Series Preview: Pirates at Cubs

Tuesday, 8:05 (ROOT): Charlie Morton vs. Edwin Jackson Wednesday, 8:05 (ROOT, WGN): Wandy Rodriguez vs. Jason Hammel Thursday, 2:20 (ROOT, MLBN, WGN): Gerrit Cole vs. Travis Wood The Pirates play every NL Central opponent once at home and once on the road before playing anybody else this year, and they are getting the Cubs out […]

Cubs' Hammel not hampered by lack of rest

PITTSBURGH – Jason Hammel was supposed to be the most well-rested of the Chicago Cubs’ players, but he didn’t bother to fall asleep after receiving permission to leave PNC Park early in preparation for Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.    
Chicago Tribune Apr 3, 2014

Cubs' Hammel not hampered by lack of rest

PITTSBURGH – Jason Hammel was supposed to be the most well-rested of the Chicago Cubs’ players, but he didn’t bother to fall asleep after receiving permission to leave PNC Park early in preparation for Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.    

Hammel begins potentially short Cubs run

PITTSBURGH -- New Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jason Hammel is used to making debuts for new teams. Thursday will be his fourth in an eight-year big league career. But is it just the beginning of the end for the 31-year-old's career as a Cub? "I'm an inning at a time, pitch at a time kind of guy," Hammel said on Wednesday afternoon. "The old cliché but that's the way it has to be. But I had to learn that because I'd get too far ahead of myself.

Games 2-3: Pirates vs. Cubs

Wednesday, 7:05 PM (ROOT): Edwin Jackson vs. Charlie Morton Thursday, 12:35 PM (ROOT, MLBN): Jason Hammel vs. Wandy Rodriguez After the always-miserable off-day following the opener, the Bucs and Cubs will wrap up their first series of the year with a pair of games in quick succession. Wednesday’s game is the first night game of […]

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