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Jeff Samardzija | Starting Pitcher | #29

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 gave up three runs in six innings and was charged with a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.
He struck out six batters, surrendered nine base hits and issued one walk in the quality start. He let in two runs in the first inning and didn't give up another one until the sixth. He wasn't very efficient as it took him 120 pitches to get through six frames. The veteran right-hander falls to 7-12 on the season with a 4.74 ERA in 24 starts. He has an excellent 160/23 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 155 2/3 innings. Aug 13 - 1:24 AM

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Jeff Samardzija allowed three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Samardzija struck out three and walked three on the afternoon. He allowed solitary runs in the first, fourth and seventh innings, but was otherwise able to keep the Diamondbacks at bay over his 6 1/3 frames on the mound. The veteran right-hander will bring a 4.75 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into a road showdown with the Nationals next time he strolls to the mound.
Aug 6 - 7:18 PM

Jeff Samardzija allowed four runs - three earned - and six hits with two walks and five strikeouts over eight innings in a win Tuesday in Oakland.

Samardzija has won back-to-back starts and four of his past six decisions. The eight innings tied a season high for the right-hander who likely was a bit more relaxed after having his name tossed around in the weeks leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. He'll look to win a season-high third straight start when he toes the slab on Sunday at home against Arizona.
Aug 2 - 2:17 AM

Jeff Samardzija said that if the Giants approach him with a trade to one of the teams on his no-trade list, he is unlikely to waive his no-trade clause.

There are eight teams that the Giants could trade him to without requiring a waiving of his no-trade clause. Those outfits are the Red Sox, Cubs, Mets, Yankees, Angels, Dodgers, Athletics and Nationals. The Astros are one team that has been linked to Samardzija which would require his approval. Samardzija owns a 4.85 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 21 starts this season.
Jul 26 - 9:04 PM

Jeff Samardzija yielded just one run on four hits over seven innings in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

Lovely work from Samardzija, who struck out eight and walked two in the outing. In terms of run-scoring action, only an RBI double by Adam Frazier in the second inning stood between Samardzija and seven shutout frames. He is a potential trade candidate at the deadline and has pitched to a 4.85 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 146/17 K/BB ratio in 21 starts (135 1/3 innings) this season. If the Giants opt not to move him at the deadline, his next start would come in Oakland against the A's.
Jul 26 - 6:26 PM

Jeff Samardzija was lifted after allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings Friday versus the Padres.

Samardzija seemed to be trending in the right direction last month, but now he's gotten roughed up by one of the game's worst offenses in back-to-back starts, yielding 12 runs in 10 1/3 innings versus the Padres. His ERA is back over 5.00 (at 5.05) for the first time since mid-May.
Jul 22 - 2:20 AM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants are "drawing a fair amount of interest" in Jeff Samardzija and Hunter Strickland.

"Shark" is making $19.8 million this season and $19.8 million each of the next three years, so the Giants might have to kick in a little money in order to deal him. He's had a nice season, though, the 4.86 ERA notwithstanding, boasting an incredible 135/14 K/BB ratio over 124 innings and a 3.52 FIP. Strickland has had control issues this season but holds a 1.91 ERA with over a strikeout per inning and is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Jul 18 - 3:58 PM

Jeff Samardzija allowed seven runs on nine hits over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Samardzija entered Sunday's game holding a 4.58. That jumped to 4.86 in this disaster of an outing. The Padres scored four off him in the first innings, with three of those coming on a home run by Hector Sanchez. The home run would plague Samardzija once more in the third, when Cory Spangenberg clocked yet another three-run shot off the veteran. If there was one positive takeaway from this start, it was that the right-hander struck out eight without walking a batter. A potential trade candidate at the deadline, Samardzija will look for sharper results in a home start against these same Padres in his next scheduled outing.
Jul 16 - 7:26 PM

According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Astros are doing "background work" on Jeff Samardzija.

The Astros are looking to beef up their rotation, which is relatively thin outside of top dogs Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers. Samardzija has had a so-so year for the Giants, but doesn't walk many batters and has always been an innings-eater. He's looked much better over his last four starts, going 2-1 with a 3.76 ERA during that span.
Jul 15 - 5:45 PM

Jeff Samardzija allowed four earned runs, nine hits and a walk with five strikeouts across seven innings in a loss Saturday against the Marlins.

After a rocky 0-5 start to the season, he has allowed three or fewer runs in nine of his past 11 outings and he has lasted at least six innings in each of his past seven appearances. Samardzija has a respectable 1.15 WHIP, thanks mostly due to his low walk rate. He has issued just three free passes over his past 79 2/3 innings. Still, he heads into the All-Star break with a dismal 4-10 record and 4.58 ERA record across 118 innings.
Jul 9 - 3:14 AM

Jeff Samardzija surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Samardzija allowed a two-run homer to Jordy Mercer in the fourth inning, but otherwise managed to keep the Pirates off the scoreboard. He struck out five without walking a batter in the contest. Up next on the docket, a home start against the Marlins. Samardzija will carry a 4.54 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 123/13 K/BB ratio (111 innings) into that one.
Jul 2 - 4:50 PM

Jeff Samardzija allowed two runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in Monday's win over the Rockies.

This was a fine outing from Samardzija, who struck out five without walking a batter. He kept the Rockies at bay on the scoreboard until the seventh inning, when he surrendered an RBI single to Trevor Story. The second run on his line came home inherited courtesy of Hunter Strickland. Samardzija will bring a 4.63 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 117/13 K/BB ratio (105 innings) into a road start against the Pirates next time he takes to the mound.
Jun 27 - 1:32 AM

Jeff Samardzija struck out eight batters while allowing three runs in seven innings and settled for a no-decision against the Braves on Wednesday.

He did not issue a free pass in the ballgame. He surrendered six base hits, including home runs by Matt Adams and Tyler Flowers. Samardzija has run into some tough luck this year despite having excellent peripherals. His record holds at 2-9 with a 4.74 ERA after 15 starts. He has punched out 112 batters against just 13 walks in 98 2/3 innings.
Jun 22 - 1:37 AM

Jeff Samardzija was battered for eight earned runs, 11 hits and a walk over six innings in a loss Friday at Colorado.

Samardzija threw 78 of his 110 pitches for strikes as he dropped the ninth of his 11 decisions. It wasn't all terrible, as he did belt a two-run homer in the loss. He had his ERA trending in the right direction recently, but this stinker made his ERA mushroom from 4.31 to 4.81 to undo all of his good work over the past five outings. He'll look to bounce back June 21 in a favorable matchup with Bartolo Colon and the Braves in Atlanta.
Jun 17 - 3:08 AM

Jeff Samardzija gave up three runs in six innings and was charged with a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

He gave up just four hits but two of them left the yard. Kennys Vargas swatted a solo shot in the fourth inning and Brian Dozier clubbed a two-run bomb in the fifth. Samardzija struck out six batters and issued one base-on-balls. He falls to 2-8 with a 4.31 ERA on the season.
Jun 10 - 9:23 PM

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