Hammel could be voted into MLB All-Star gameJuly 1st, 2012 by cstark
Nice to see Jason Hammel get some recognition for his outstanding season thus far.
The 2000 South Kitsap grad is 8-3 with a 3.29 ERA for the Orioles. He’s among five nominees for the final roster spot on the American League team that will in the 83rd All-Star game on July 10 in Kansas City. Fans decide that position. He’s one of five right-handed pitchers nominated by Texas manager Ron Washington.
Hammel has a chance to become the second MLB All-Star from Kitsap County. Pitcher Aaron Sele, a North Kitsap grad, made the AL team in 1998 with Texas and 2000 with Seattle when he became the M’s first right-hander to become an All-Star.
Hammel, by the way, is scheduled to start in Seattle against the Mariners on Monday. He’s coming off his worst performance of the season, giving up eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Angels. Until that outing his ERA was 2.61.
The other choices: Royals closer Jonathan Broxton, Rangers starter Yu Darvish, Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, and White Sox starter Jake Peavy.
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