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Jeff Samardzija | Starting Pitcher | #29

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Jeff Samardzija struggled in Sunday's loss to the Yankees, yielding five runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Samardzija managed just three strikeouts on the afternoon. One more than the number of home runs he surrendered. Both of those shots came early, with Carlos Beltran smacking one in the first and the ghost of Mark Teixeira lifting one in the second. The other three runs on Samardzija's line would score in a three-run sixth. The veteran right-hander will carry a 4.22 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 97/32 K/BB ratio (128 innings) into a home showdown with the Nationals next time out. As a team, the Giants have lost seven of their first eight games coming out of the All-Star break. Jul 24 - 4:44 PM

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Jeff Samardzija has had his scheduled start against the Yankees pushed back to Sunday.

That means it'll be Johnny Cueto, not Samardzija, taking on Ivan Nova and the Yankees on Saturday. Make sure to adjust your lineups accordingly if you had planned on attacking Samardzija in daily leagues.
Jul 23 - 11:48 AM

Jeff Samardzija surrendered five runs -- four earned -- on five hits in five innings but escaped with a no-decision against the Padres on Saturday.

He walked four and struck out four. Two of the five hits he allowed were solo home runs. Now with a 4.05 ERA and 1.21 WHIP, Samardzija will travel to New York for an interleague match-up with the Yankees next Saturday.
Jul 17 - 1:06 AM

Jeff Samardzija pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs in beating the Diamondbacks on Friday.

It's Sazmardzija's first quality start in four tries, and his six strikeouts tonight is his high total since May 24. He was also solid last time out, allowing three runs through seven and then one more after a surprising call to bring him back out for the eighth, so maybe he has things turned around.
Jul 9 - 2:08 AM

Jeff Samardzija gave up four runs on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision outing versus the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

He struck out five and walked none. His record holds steady at 8-5 with a 3.97 ERA. He will face these same Diamondbacks again in his next start on Friday.
Jul 3 - 1:45 AM

Jeff Samardzija was tagged for six runs in six innings by the A's on Monday.

Samardzija has allowed six runs three times in June after never doing so in April or May. He's given up nine homers this month after allowing a total of three in the first two months. Hopefully, Dave Righetti and company can quickly figure out what's caused this and get him turned around.
Jun 28 - 1:17 AM

Jeff Samardzija coughed up six runs in only three innings of work but was spared a loss as the Giants came back to defeat the Pirates on Wednesday.

He walked two batters and struck out two. Three home run balls proved to be Samardzija's undoing tonight, the biggest being a three-run blast by Gregory Polanco in the second inning. The six runs allowed ties a season high. Samardzija now has a 3.59 ERA and 1.16 WHIP with 77 strikeouts and 22 walks over 97 2/3 innings. His record holds at 8-4. He will travel across the bridge to Oakland for his next start on Monday.
Jun 22 - 11:55 PM

Jeff Samardzija was outstanding in Friday's victory over the Rays, allowing just one run on four hits while recording his first complete game as a member of the Giants.

Samardzija carried a bid for a shutout into the ninth inning, where Brad Miller's solo home run ended that dream. He has been everything that the Giants were hoping for when inking him to a massive free agent contract over the winter, compiling an 8-4 record, 3.14 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 75/20 K/BB ratio over 94 2/3 innings. He'll look to extend that dominance on Wednesday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Jun 17 - 10:39 PM

Jeff Samardzija lasted only 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Saturday, giving up seven hits and two runs while striking out three and walking two in a game the Giants eventually won 4-3 in 10 innings.

Samardzija has bounced back nicely from the poor results he had with the White Sox last year. His 3.36 ERA and 1.18 WHIP make him a solid mid-range fantasy starter. Samardzija's record holds steady at 7-4 on the season. He has an excellent chance of breaking his career high of 11 wins playing in the friendly pitching environment of San Francisco.
Jun 12 - 12:02 AM

Jeff Samardzija allowed six earned runs over five innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Samardzija looked to be in complete control through the first four innings, but the Cardinals went off for four home runs (and six runs total) between the fifth and sixth. Samardzija gave up nine hits total and finished with just two strikeouts. He'll look to get back on the right track in his next start at home against the rival Dodgers.
Jun 4 - 9:57 PM

Jeff Samardzija yielded five runs -- four earned -- over five innings Monday in a loss to the Braves.

It was the shortest start of the season for Samardzija, who had been averaging 7 1/3 innings per outing over his last five turns in the Giants' rotation. Atlanta scored three runs in the second on a bases-loaded triple by Mallex Smith and two more in the third on a Brandon Belt fielding error and a sacrifice fly. Samardzija will look to get back on track in his next start on the road against the Cardinals.
May 30 - 3:53 PM

Jeff Samardzija pitched well in Tuesday's win over the Padres, hurling 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

The only blemish on Samardzija's night came in the form of a solo home run by Jon Jay in the sixth inning. Otherwise, smooth sailing for the 31-year-old right-hander. With the win, he improved to 7-2. Next up, a road start against the Braves. Samardzija will carry a 2.54 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 62/16 K/BB ratio over 71 innings into that one.
May 25 - 1:14 AM

Jeff Samardzija dazzled in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Padres, allowing one run on three hits over eight innings.

Samardzija struck out eight without walking a batter. He exited stage left after eight innings having thrown 105 pitches (72 strikes). After a few rocky moments early in April, the 31-year-old right-hander has locked into a zone, with only five total runs allowed over his last four starts (31 2/3 innings). For the season, he holds a lovely 2.66 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 55/13 K/BB ratio across 64 1/3 innings. A home start against these same Padres awaits him next time he toes the rubber.
May 20 - 12:34 AM

Jeff Samardzija limited the Diamondbacks to one run in eight innings to earn a win Friday.

The one run was scored by Shelby Miller, who tripled in the fifth. Samardzija allowed just one other extra-base hit and walked none. After an ugly spring, he's opened the season 5-2 with a 2.88 ERA.
May 14 - 1:02 AM

Jeff Samardzija disposed of the Reds with ease Tuesday, recording nine strikeouts over eight frames of one-run ball in a 3-1 victory.

Shark served up a longball to Adam Duvall, but it was a solo shot and he allowed just three hits and one walk on the night. Samardzija has been a bit up and down so far this season as he often can, but he's ultimately produced with four wins, a 3.32 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 35/12 K/BB ratio across 40 2/3 innings. He'll try to keep it going this weekend at home versus the Rockies.
May 3 - 11:23 PM

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