The Chicago Cubs’ Jason Hammel has allowed six or more runs only three times this year. Unfortunately, they’ve all occurred since July. Are the potato chips not working? While not a must-win game, the Cubs need to figure out Hammel’s struggles.
Magic Number: Still 10 (Damn you Cardinals)
The Chicago Cubs‘ Jason Hammel didn’t enter last night’s game with strong numbers against the Milwaukee Brewers. And after last night, they don’t look any better. Hammel was forced to take his lumps, enduring one of his worst nights as he allowed 13 hits and 9 runs (8 earned) over 5 2/3 innings. Joe Maddon left him in to eat up innings with such a large lead in the division. Good for the bullpen, not so much for Hammel.
The Cubs did put up a fight, albeit a futile one. Anthony Rizzo homered twice while Miguel Montero continued to swing a hot stick with a home run and double. Hector Rondon also returned for the Cubs, allowing a run on two hits. Not the best results, but the velocity was good and Rondon was back on the mound.
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