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Aug 26, 2014
Jason Hammel went seven strong innings against the Astros on Tuesday, allowing just one run, but he ended up with a no-decision.
Hammel’s best game isn’t enough without support from A’s

Hammel’s best game isn’t enough without support from A’s

There’s no doubt Jason Hammel hasn’t done as much for the A’s he, or they, would have hoped. The other side of the coin is that the A’s haven’t done all that much for Hammel, either, including Tuesday when they… Continue Reading →
Rotoworld Aug 26, 2014

Hammel goes seven strong in no-decision - Jason Hammel (S) Oakland Athletics

Jason Hammel went seven strong innings against the Astros on Tuesday, allowing just one run, but he ended up with a no-decision.

Chris Carter’s three-run homer in 8th sinks A’s

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Minute Maid Park Just as the A’s were feeling good about Jason Hammel’s best outing as a member of the team, the defense – terrific up to that point – and the bullpen blew it on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. Hammel, who hasn’t had an easy time […]
Rotoworld Aug 20, 2014

A's considered bumping Hammel from rotation - Jesse Chavez (S) Oakland Athletics

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics considered removing Jason Hammel from the rotation before ultimately deciding to just skip his turn.

A’s to skip Jason Hammel, but he’s still in rotation: Selig in town

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum The A’s rotation this weekend for a key series with the Angels looks like this: Sonny Gray, Jon Lester, Scott Kazmir. As I had reported last week, the team is indeed skipping Jason Hammel’s turn this week thanks to days off yesterday and on Thursday. Hammel’s spot is shaky altogether after mostly disappointing results, including a three-homers-allowed game on Friday at Atlanta, but manager Bob Melvin said that Hammel will slot back into the rotation in Houston next week. Hammel – who had made two much better starts before that...
KFFL Aug 19, 2014

Athletics | Skipping Jason Hammel

Oakland Athletics SP Jason Hammel's next start will be skipped. The Athletics will go with ...
Athletics Nation Aug 16, 2014

No, the Athletics cannot demote Jason Hammel to Triple-A

Why even keep Hammel on the roster? Why not send him to Sacramento to hang out until rosters expand? I'll tell you. It has been a rough time for Jason Hammel as the Athletics number five starter, to say the least. Since joining the Athletics, Hammel is 1-5 with a 6.75 ERA with the club. His last start, on August 15, was the third start out of seven where he went less than five innings. Should Bob Melvin relieve Hammel from the rotation entirely? Sure! Jesse Chavez appears ready to step back in as a more reliable number five starter, though concerns about his workload remain. Why not send...
Sacramento Bee Aug 15, 2014
Hammel struggles as A's beaten by Braves 7-2

Hammel struggles as A's beaten by Braves 7-2

Jason Hammel seemed to be gaining momentum in the Oakland rotation. Oakland Athletics' Nate Freiman (35) is congratulated by teammate Alberto Callaspo (7) after Frieman's two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood delivers to the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jason Hammel delivers to the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of...
Oakland Tribune Aug 15, 2014

A's fall to Braves as Hammel is hit hard

Jason Hammel allowed three home runs in the Oakland A's 7-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
A’s: Hammel finds himself again thanks to his slider

A’s: Hammel finds himself again thanks to his slider

It’s not like Jason Hammel has been born again in his last two starts. But the veteran starting has come back home, metaphorically at least. Home is where his slider crosses the plate at the knees or a little lower.… Continue Reading →

A’s lose 6-1 — Jason Hammel looks good again, bullpen doesn’t

That Jeff Samardzija trade is looking a lot better. Not just because of Samardzija but because of Jason Hammel, the other pitcher the A’s received in their Independence Day trade with the Cubs. Samardzija was the headliner, Hammel the head scratcher. For all of four starts. Suddenly, Hammel found the groove that got him a […]
Athletics Nation Aug 10, 2014

Game Thread #117: A's vs. Minnesota

The A's came within an eyelash of opening up a 5-game lead in the AL West, with the Angels needing runs in the 14th and 19th, and 3 innings from starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker, to stay 4 games back of Oakland. The A's have beaten the Twins 3 straight in the series and 12 times in a row overall, as they go for a 4-game series sweep today. Standing in their way? Philip Hughes Jason Hammel. Last time out, Hammel made his best start of the 5 with Oakland so far, which is to say that the results were not awful. Against Tampa Bay Tuesday night, Hammel walked 4 batters in 5⅔ IP, also...
The Ledger Aug 6, 2014

Athletics Spoil Smyly's Rays Debut with 3-0 Victory

OAKLAND, Calif. | Jason Hammel walked off the mound in the sixth inning to a standing ovation from the announced crowd of 16,335 at the Coliseum. He saluted the fans with his right hand, looking more relieved than happy.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 6, 2014

Jason Hammel earns first win with Oakland A's

Jason Hammel pitched closer to form Tuesday and got his first Oakland win in the process, throwing a shutout into the sixth inning in the A's 3-0 win over Tampa Bay.
DRaysBay Aug 6, 2014

OAK 3 - TB 0: Drew Smyly debut an interesting loss

All the details from the late night loss. Drew Smyly made his debut in a Rays jersey this evening, squaring off against former Rays pitcher Jason Hammel --traded to Oakland from the Cubs a month ago, and thus far struggling for the A's. The new Rays starter had struggled with more flyballs that usual this season, so beginning his Rays career on the road but at O.co stadium. A few initial notes as he takes the mound: - The Rays deemed it fine to issue Drew Smyly a certain jersey number 33, formerly worn by Big Game James Shields, which was awkward and sad, personally speaking. I understand...

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