Jason Hammel had a career-high 11 strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 Monday night.
The Miami Marlins may be getting out of their funk, having played .500 baseball over their last eight games.
A lot of fantasy baseball owners like to grab a rookie early and wait for him to pan out on the field. That can take all season, though. Sometimes, it’s best to grab the non-flashy veterans with the steady statistics instead, because at least they’re playing every day—and playing at a level you can rely on to win your league.
Jason Hammel knew his tenure with the rebuilding Chicago Cubs could be brief after signing a one-year contract in the offseason.
On the verge of matching their longest winning streak this season, the Miami Marlins continue to surprise.