Since making his debut with the Cubs last August 1, Cole Hamels has gone
10-5 with a 2.68 ERA (48 ER/161.0 IP) in 26 starts … in that time frame, Hamels owns
the lowest ERA of any left-handed pitcher and the third-lowest ERA of any pitcher in
all of baseball (minimum 150 innings pitched), trailing only the Dodgers Walker
Buehler (2.39 ERA) and the Mets Jacob deGrom (2.45 ERA) in that span.
Hamels enters tonight with a 17.0-scoreless innings streak since June 2 in
St. Louis, tied for the longest active streak in the majors with Toronto’s Ken Giles
and the Dodgers Walker Buehler …
Hamels has not allowed a home run in his last
32.0 innings dating to May 17 at Washington – that’s the fifth-longest active
streak in the majors.