Update: Hammel and Chen to start first two games for Orioles


6:16pm: Wei-Yin Chen will start Game Two, the Orioles announced. I assume Miguel Gonzalez will start Game Three followed by Joe Saunders in Game Four, but they haven’t announced anything beyond Hammel and Chen yet.

5:14pm: Buck Showalter announced this afternoon that Jason Hammel will start Game One of the ALDS tomorrow night. The 30-year-old right-hander pitching to a 3.43 ERA (3.29 FIP) in 118 innings for the Orioles this year, but he’s missed considerable time with right knee problems in the second half. Hammel has thrown just 8.2 innings since the All-Star break and none since September 11th.

Categories : Asides, Playoffs


  1. zzzzz says:

    sounds risky. hopefully we can jump on him and make sure we get 2 games at yankee stadium.

  2. DERP says:

    It looks like Hammel, Chen, Gonzalez. I’d imagine Saunders will follow.

  3. Len S. says:

    So if there was a game 5 then it would be set up for Hammel again? Could be risky for them.

  4. The Moral Majority is Neither says:

    It won’t get to a game 5.

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