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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 pitched immaculately in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Padres, tossing seven innings of four-hit, shutout ball.
Samardzija struck out nine and did not walk a batter in what was one of his best starts of the season. He finished the outing having thrown 105 pitches (71 strikes). It hasn't always been a smooth ride with the 31-year-old right-hander, but his numbers are going to finish out respectably enough. For the 2016 campaign, he holds a 3.83 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 156/53 K/BB ratio over 197 1/3 innings. Samardzija will take on the Rockies in San Francisco next time out, likely his final start of the regular season. Sep 23 - 1:20 AM

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Jeff Samardzija held the Cardinals to one run in 6 2/3 innings but had to settle for a no-decision as the Giants' bullpen blew the save and the game in the ninth inning on Saturday.

Brandon Moss hit a solo home run in the first inning for the only dent in the scoreboard he would give up. He walked four batters and allowed five hits while striking out four on the night. Samardzija hasn't been bad but he hasn't lived up to the big contract he got in the offseason. His record holds at 11-10 with a 3.97 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts.
Sep 18 - 12:32 AM

Jeff Samardzija took a loss to the Padres after giving up four runs in six innings Monday.

Samardzija started off with three hitless innings before Angel Pagan turned a single into a triple to begin the fourth. After that came a bunch of legitimate singles over the next three innings, until Hector Sanchez punctuated things with a two-run homer in the sixth. Samardzija wasn't really as bad as the line suggests, but he hasn't been that good at any point.
Sep 13 - 1:22 AM

Jeff Samardzija struck out nine while allowing two runs over seven innings Tuesday against the Rockies.

Samardzija surrendered just four hits and one walk in his seven innings of work, but it wasn't enough to get him his 12th win of the season. Still, the nine strikeouts matched a season high for the 31-year-old, who now has a 4.00 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 28 starts. Perhaps Samardzija will find a better result when he takes on the Padres on Monday.
Sep 7 - 12:16 AM

Jeff Samardzija allowed three runs over four innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Cubs.

A start after going seven scoreless innings, Samardzija wasn't allowed to come back out for the fifth inning after giving up five hits and issuing three walks in his first four frames. The start was his second-shortest of the year, leaving his ERA at 4.06 through 27 starts overall. The 31-year-old will aim for a rebound when he visits the Rockies next Tuesday.
Sep 1 - 11:18 PM

Jeff Samardzija scattered seven hits over seven innings in the Giants' 7-0 win over the Braves on Friday.

Samardzija struck out six and walked three in improving to 11-9 on the season. If he keeps it up, he'll finish with a winning record for the first time in his five years as a starter.
Aug 27 - 1:34 AM

Jeff Samardzija carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Sunday night, but wound up losing to the Mets, surrendering two runs on three hits in seven frames.

Samardzija racked up seven strikeouts on the night while walking one. He had allowed just one walk heading into the seventh inning, where Curtis Granderson broke up the no-hitter with a leadoff double. Yoenis Cespedes followed with a two-run homer, which proved to be the only offense in the ballgame. Now 10-9 on the season, Samardzija will carry a 4.17 ERA and 1.20 WHIP into Friday's start against the Braves.
Aug 21 - 10:37 PM

Jeff Samardzija proved serviceable in Tuesday's no-decision against the Pirates, surrendering three runs on six hits over six innings.

In a stirring moment of synchronicity, Samardzija and opposing starter Jameson Taillon finished with identical pitching lines. Both gentlemen surrendered three runs on five hits over six innings while striking out five and walking one. The damage on Samardzija's line came in the form of solitary runs allowed in the first, second and sixth innings. The veteran right-hander will carry a 4.24 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into a home start against the Mets next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 17 - 1:54 AM

Jeff Samardzija tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday in the Giants' 1-0 win over the Marlins.

A nice bounceback outing for Shark, who had been roughed up in four straight outings leading into play Wednesday. He walked three but also struck out three and limited the Marlins to three hits -- all of them singles. Samardzija will carry a 10-8 record and 4.23 ERA into his next at home against the Pirates.
Aug 10 - 3:26 PM

Jeff Samardzija was touched up for five runs in seven innings and took a loss to the Nationals on Friday.

He allowed six hits and two walks while fanning five in the ballgame. Two of the the hits were solo homers. His record falls to 9-8 with a sub-par 4.40 ERA in 22 starts. He started off the year in ace-like fashion but has been brutally bad the last couple months.
Aug 5 - 10:02 PM

Jeff Samardzija was touched up for four runs on seven hits in six innings of work in a loss to the Nationals on Friday.

He managed only two strikeouts while walking two and surrendering seven base hits. His record falls to 9-7 with a 4.30 ERA. He will try to turn things around on Thursday in Philadelphia.
Jul 30 - 2:03 AM

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

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

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2Johnny Cueto
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