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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 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 ifve years as a starter. Aug 27 - 1:34 AM

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Jake Peavy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Hunter Strickland
4Will Smith
5Javier Lopez
6George Kontos
7Josh Osich
8Cory Gearrin
9Derek Law