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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
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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

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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

Jeff Samardzija struggled in Wednesday's 13-9 win over the Padres, allowing five runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.

The Giants handed Samardzija a 3-0 lead after one inning, but Samardzija would lose that lead after a four-run third by the Padres. The Giants would score three times in the bottom of the frame to retake the lead for good and supply Samardzija with the shaky win. Through his first five starts, the 31-year-old right-hander holds a 3.86 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 26/10 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings. Up next on the veteran's schedule, a road tilt with the Reds.
Apr 27 - 7:09 PM

Jeff Samardzija pitched 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball and knocked in three runs to propel the Giants past the Marlins 8-1 on Friday.

Samardzija moved to 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA. He had two hits, including a double, to collect the three RBI. Just with this one performance, he's matched his season high for RBI (2012 and 2014).
Apr 23 - 1:38 AM

Jeff Samardzija logged a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering three runs on six hits over six-plus innings.

The hard-throwing right-hander walked three and struck out three on the night. Joc Pederson provided the big blow against him, launching a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning. Through three starts with the Giants, Samardzija owns a 3.72 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 14/8 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Friday when he takes on the Marlins.
Apr 17 - 10:54 PM

Jeff Samardzija was on his game in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Rockies, scattering six hits while allowing just two runs over eight innings.

Samardzija struck out five and walked two on the evening, with only a Nick Hundley double-play grounder (second inning) and a Nolan Arenado RBI single (fifth inning) preventing the 31-year-old right-hander from a shutout. Tuesday's start should provide temporary comfort for fantasy owners, but he can be a maddeningly inconsistent pitcher to own. Samardzija will take to the road for a date with the Dodgers in his next scheduled start.
Apr 13 - 12:37 AM

Jeff Samardzija gave up eight hits and three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Brewers.

Samardzija added six strikeouts and three walks. The Brewers got to him early, scoring in each of the first three innings. Samardzija settled down after that, retiring six of the next eight batters he faced before running into trouble again in the sixth. The only extra-base hit he allowed was Chris Carter’s solo home run. Samardzija will make his next start Tuesday against Colorado.
Apr 6 - 5:45 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Ramiro Pena
4Grant Green
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
6Albert Suarez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law