Hammel gave up three runs on six hits over six innings Wednesday, striking out six and walking two in a no-decision against Detroit. That ends Hammel's 2017 season -- a disappointing campaign in which he put up a 5.29 ERA and 1.43 WHIP, brutal stats that leave him out of consideration in the vast majority of fantasy formats. At least he was able to close out the season on a relatively positive note after going 0-3 with 18 runs allowed in 12.2 innings spanning his prior three starts.
Hammel (8-13) allowed seven runs on eight hits while striking out four batters through just 3.1 innings to take the loss against the White Sox on Friday. Hammel has now allowed 19 runs through 12.2 innings over his past three starts to skyrocket him up to a 5.32 ERA and 1.43 WHIP for the campaign. With his current form in mind, there aren't many scenarios where Hammel could be started confidently in his upcoming start against Detroit.
Hammel (8-12) pitched six innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits and a walk while striking out three Indians en route to his second straight loss Friday. The veteran allowed double-digit hits just once through his first 28 starts this year, but has now given up 10-plus hits in two consecutive outings. Hammel's 5.11 ERA is his worst since his rookie campaign in 2007 with Tampa Bay, and the 35-year-old's 12 losses are just one shy of his career high. He'll look to rebound when he toes the rubber Friday on the road vs. the White Sox.
Hammel (8-11) allowed five runs on 10 hits and two walks despite striking out seven over just 3.1 innings Monday against the White Sox. Hammel had been extremely consistent over the past two months, as this is the first time he's allowed more than four runs since July 1 against the Twins. He got singled to death Monday night -- despite the crooked numbers, Hammel didn't allow a home run, and he only served up two extra-base hits out of the 10 total. Just one double-play ball could have resulted in an entirely different start, but instead, Hammel watched his ERA inflate to 4.91.
Hammel (8-10) navigated around nine hits and two walks to allow just two runs over six innings Wednesday, striking out six and garnering a victory over Detroit. While this game ended as a 13-2 rout, Hammel and opposing pitcher Matt Boyd actually pitched to 2-2 impasse through six innings; the Royals broke the tie in the seventh and then truly broke the game open in the eighth, making the bullpen's job easier than the starter's. Although this wasn't Hammel's finest outing, it does mark the fifth consecutive start in which he's pitched six innings and the first time since July 14 that he's allowed more than one walk. With four-year worsts in ERA and WHIP on his ledger, Hammel isn't having a very good 2017, but he's still remained a reliable innings eater who turns in his fair share of quality starts.
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