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The 32-year-old is 7-0 in nine career starts against the Brew Crew (four starts with the Colorado Rockies, five starts with the Cubs) and boasts a 2.18 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in those starts. He’s allowed just 14 earned runs in 57.2 innings in those nine starts against the Cubbies’ NL Central rival and Hammel’s teams are 7-2 in those games.
The 2.18 ERA is easily the lowest against any opponent from around the entire league and the 7-0 record is second only to a 9-0 mark posted in 11 career starts against the Washington Nationals.
Hammel has faced the Brewers three times this season and is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA. The Cubs are 2-1 in those three games.
He’s expected to take the bump at Wrigley Field against Matt Garza and Brewers Wednesday evening.