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Jeff Samardzija | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jeff Samardzija was hammered for five earned runs in seven innings Saturday in a loss to Texas.
Samardzija struck out nine and did not issue a single walk, but the Rangers pounded him for eight hits -- including two home runs. Samardzija finishes the 2014 regular season with a 7-13 record, 2.99 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 202/43 K/BB ratio in 219 2/3 innings between the Cubs and A's. Sep 27 - 11:31 PM

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Jeff Samardzija gave up one run -- zero earned -- in seven innings to beat the Angels 8-4 on Monday.

Samardzija whiffed three, issued zero free passes, and scattered five hits. The right-hander was probably wondering where all these runs had been over the last month. He had hurled 15 shutout innings over his past two starts and emerged with a pair of no-decisions. In fact, he had gone 0-2 in his last four starts despite a 1.50 ERA, receiving just five runs of support total. It's been that kind of season for the right-hander, who didn't have many offensive helpers on the Cubs either. Samardzija will get the ball in Texas on Saturday.
Sep 23 - 1:30 AM

Jeff Samardzija shut out the Rangers for eight innings on Wednesday, striking out 10, but he was left with a no-decision when the bullpen imploded in a 6-1 loss.

A crushing loss for the A's, who gave up six runs in the top of the ninth inning against a 58-92 team. The heartbreaker allowed the Angels to clinch the AL West for the first time since 2009. As for Samardzija, he must feel like he's pitching for the Cubs again. He's hurled 15 shutout innings over his past two starts and emerged with a pair of no-decisions. Overall, he's 6-12 with a 2.98 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.
Sep 18 - 1:51 AM

Jeff Samardzija blanked the White Sox for seven innings on Wednesday, only to come away with a no-decision.

Samardzija must feel like he's still pitching for the Cubs. He left with a 1-0 lead tonight, only to see that thrown away in a very sloppy eighth inning. Samardzija has a 3.41 ERA and a strong 0.97 WHIP for the A's, but all it's gotten him is a 4-5 record.
Sep 10 - 11:46 PM

Jeff Samardzija gave up four runs in seven innings to take a loss to the Astros on Friday.

Samardzija struck out nine and walked none, but two homers sealed his fate. He's given up 11 bombs in 12 starts for the A's after allowing seven in 17 starts for the Cubs. As a result, his ERA has increased, even as his WHIP has gone down.
Sep 6 - 1:20 AM

Jeff Samardzija allowed just two runs -- one earned -- over eight innings but the A's lost to the Angels on Saturday.

Samardzija was great, yielding only four hits (and zero walks) over his eight frames while striking out nine Anaheim hitters. But the struggling Oakland offense failed to manage a single run. The A's are now four games back of the Angels in the AL West standings.
Aug 30 - 11:56 PM

Jeff Samardzija yielded two runs over eight innings and struck out 10 in defeating the Astros on Monday.

A two-run homer by Chris Carter in the bottom of the eighth concluded Samardzija's evening on a sour note, but it was still a nice bounce-back effort from him after he gave up seven runs to the Mets last time out. The 10 strikeouts matched his season high, which was established against the Giants on May 26.
Aug 25 - 11:43 PM

Jeff Samardzija was knocked around for seven runs over 3 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mets.

It was his shortest outing since joining the A's. Samardzija just didn't have it, as he gave up seven hits (including two home runs) and two walks while striking out three. He needed 83 pitches just to record 11 outs. The 29-year-old now owns a 3.27 ERA over 26 starts this season and will look to bounce back next week against the Astros on the road.
Aug 20 - 7:16 PM

Jeff Samardzija was charged with four runs -- three earned -- in 6 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Royals.

Samardzija took a 3-2 lead into the seventh, when he gave up a single and a double with one out. Ryan Cook, who had been flawless of late, took over then and allowed both runners to score while also giving up three runs of his own, resulting in a 7-3 loss for the A's. Samardzija is now 3-2 in eight starts for the A's, while the team is 6-2 in those games. So, luck still isn't entirely on his side. Of course, it's a lot better than going 2-7 in 17 starts for the Cubs.
Aug 14 - 5:41 PM

Jeff Samardzija allowed a pair of runs on five hits over seven innings in a no-decision Monday against the Rays.

Samardzija struck out three and walked one. Since arriving from the Cubs on July 4, Samardzija boasted a 0.82 WHIP and .203 opponents' batting average in five starts. He's gone at least 6 2/3 innings in all six of his starts in Oakland. Samardzija has a great matchup this weekend when he hosts the Twins.
Aug 5 - 2:07 AM

Jeff Samardzija allowed four runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings of a no-decision against the Astros on Tuesday.

Samardzija was in line for his second loss as a member of the A's before a rally in the ninth inning let him off the hook. The right-hander gave up three extra-base hits among his six hits allowed, walking two while striking out seven. It wasn't his best performance, but Samardzija still has a 3.19 ERA over five starts since being dealt to the A's. He'll look for his third American League win against the Rays on Monday.
Jul 29 - 11:44 PM

Jeff Samardzija limited the Astros to one run and five hits over eight innings in a victory Thursday.

Samardzija struck out six and walked none against the accommodating Astros lineup. As a member of the Cubs, Samardzija went winless in six starts this year when he allowed one or no runs. He's now 2-0 for the A's in such outings.
Jul 24 - 6:55 PM

Jeff Samardzija surrendered four runs in seven innings Friday against the Orioles in his third start for the A's.

The A's let him off the hook in the end, saving him from what would have been his second loss for his new team. Two-run homers from Jonathan Schoop and Manny Machado accounted for the Orioles' runs. He had given up just two homers with runners on in 19 starts coming into the night.
Jul 19 - 12:57 AM

Jeff Samardzija took a complete-game loss after giving up three runs in eight innings Friday against the Mariners.

It was Samardzija's fourth career complete game and first of 2014. He allowed five hits, walked none and struck out five.
Jul 12 - 12:59 AM

Jeff Samardzija allowed just one run over seven innings in a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays, earning his first win in an Athletics uniform on Sunday.

Samardzija had just two wins through 17 starts with the Cubs, so he'll certainly enjoy playing with a much better A's club. The right-hander allowed just four hits and a walk on the day, striking out five. It was a good debut and set the tone for what should be a good second half for Samardzija and fantasy owners. He's got one more start before the break, which will come Friday at the Mariners.
Jul 6 - 10:41 PM

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