". . . Hammel, meanwhile, credits a rediscovered sinker with his breakthrough season. He had a 4.99 career ERA before his trade to Baltimore this off-season, but he has gone 7-2 with a 2.87 ERA with career highs in K/9 (8.5) and groundball-to-flyball ratio (1.12), both of which are 20 per cent increases over his previous single-season bests."