Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel beat the Miami Marlins, going 6 2/3 innings with 11 strikeouts and allowing just five hits and one run.
The ace of the Cubs’ pitching staff Jon Lester is coming up with nicknames for Hammel after his dominant start to the season — the right-hander has 69 strikeouts and only seven walks through his first 10 starts this season.
The nicknames, Lester is pondering, are “Stop! Hammel time!” or “Going H.A.M.”
With or without a nickname, Hammel has pitch incredibly well this season, leading the Cubs with
four wins and a 2.82 ERA.