Colorado Rockies RHP Jason Hammel showed why ERA doesn’t matter last night. Hammel is one of the unluckiest pitchers in baseball. He has a strong strikeout ratio at over nine per nine innings. His deeper statistics show a pitcher who has been pitching well, but not getting many breaks. It all worked out at PNC Park against the Pirates, Hammel limited the Bucs to three runs on three hits.
The three Pirates runs came off the bat of Pedro Alvarez who hit a three run bomb. His ninth homer of the year. His ninth, number nine, number nine, number….