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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 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

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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

Jeff Samardzija notched just his second victory after allowing two runs -- one earned -- and striking out 10 in seven innings Monday against the Brewers.

Samardzija fanned 10 and walked none tonight. It's the sixth time already this season in which he's managed at least eight strikeouts without walking a batter. All he has to show for it is a 4.29 ERA, but at least that's been coming down steadily.
Jun 6 - 12:21 AM

Jeff Samardzija allowed three earned runs, nine hits and no walks with five strikeouts over four innings in a loss Tuesday against the Nationals.

Samardzija needed 100 pitches to record 12 outs, throwing 67 of his pitches for strikes. He entered Tuesday's game with five quality starts over the past six outings, appearing to turn a corner after starting out 0-4 with a 7.40 ERA through his first four outings. Give Samardzija the benefit of the doubt and stick with him for his next scheduled start Monday in Milwaukee.
May 31 - 3:36 AM

Jeff Samardzija fell to 1-6 after giving up three runs in seven innings Thursday against the Cubs.

All of the runs scored on solo homers. Samardzija struck out eight and walked one, but that's par for the course for him this year; he has a 79/11 K/BB ratio in 69 innings. He just needs some help from his offense. His double today was one of only five Giants hits against Eddie Butler and Mike Montgomery in the loss.
May 25 - 5:35 PM

Jeff Samardzija allowed just five hits with no walks and eight strikeouts over eight scoreless innings in a no-decision Saturday in St. Louis.

Samardzija and Carlos Martinez matched donuts all night in a game which remained scoreless through 12 innings. After a horrendous first four starts when he posted an 0-4 record and 7.40 ERA the right-hander has turned things around. He has four quality starts over the past five outings with a 1-1 record and 2.70 ERA over the past five outings. He also has zero walks and 36 strikeouts over 29 2/3 innings in four May starts. Hopefully you didn't pull the plug on Samardzija after his early slump.
May 21 - 1:04 AM

Jeff Samardzija surrendered three run on nine hits while striking out eight over 6 2/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Reds.

Samardzija finally landed on the winning side of the decision ledger, improving to 1-5 with Sunday's victory. He played with fire by allowing the nine hits, but limited the Reds to a two-run single by Scooter Gennett in the fifth inning and a sacrifice fly by Tucker Barnhart in the seventh when it came to the scoreboard. Samardzija will carry a 5.26 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into a road showdown with the Cardinals next time he takes to the mound.
May 14 - 7:42 PM

Jeff Samardzija fell to 0-5 after giving up six runs in seven innings Tuesday against the Mets.

The Mets racked up five hits off Samardzija during a four-run first inning. The right-hander was strong the rest of the way, and he ended the night with nine strikeouts and no walks. For the season, Samardzija has a very impressive 55/10 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings. That he's sporting a 5.44 ERA anyway is part bad luck and part disappointing defense, but it's also about him serving up too many gopher balls.
May 9 - 10:52 PM

Jeff Samardzija allowed one unearned run and three hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts over eight innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the L.A. Dodgers.

Samardzija has worked down his ERA from 7.40 to 5.03 after a pair of quality starts since April 23. While he is still searching for his first victory, the veteran has turned a corner and is looking like an effective major league starter again. His next opportunity at victory No. 1 will be next Tuesday at Citi Field against the Mets.
May 4 - 3:02 AM

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- in a no-decision versus the Padres on Friday.

Samardzija remained winless, but this rates as his best outing to date. While he's sporting a 6.32 ERA after five starts, his 35/10 K/BB ratio suggests that better days are on the way.
Apr 29 - 2:54 AM

Jeff Samardzija struggled in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, yielding seven runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Samardzija had allowed three runs through the first five innings and looked to be in decent shape heading into the sixth, at which point everything collapsed for the veteran right-hander. Gerardo Parra and Trevor Story both picked up RBI hits to drive Samardzija from the game, with Story later coming home against the bullpen to finish off the scoring on his line. This makes three dismal starts in a row for Samardzija, who has surrendered 16 runs in his last 17 1/3 innings. He will carry a 7.40 ERA and 1.52 WHIP into a home start against the Padres next time he toes the rubber. Until he shows some sign of righting his season, it will be tough to rely on him for fantasy purposes.
Apr 23 - 5:58 PM

Jeff Samardzija struggled early in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, yielding four runs on eight hits over seven innings.

Samardzija's afternoon started off poorly enough, as Charlie Blackmon greeted him with a first inning lead-off home run. Nolan Arenado would compound his misery later in the frame via a two-run double. The Rockies would tack on one more in the second inning before Samardzija finally settled in. He would not allow a run through his final four innings of work and finished up with a sturdy eight strikeouts. The veteran right-hander has now surrendered 13 runs in 19 innings over his first three starts. A potentially troublesome road date with these same Rockies shows next on his schedule.
Apr 16 - 6:54 PM

Even though he struck out nine, Jeff Samardzija was pounded for six runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss Thursday.

Just five of the 25 hitters that Samardzija faced tonight were retired on balls in play. To go along with those nine strikeouts, he gave up eight hits, including three homers, and also issued three walks. He was doing just fine until the sixth, which started with a walk, a single and a three-run homer. Manager Bruce Bochy left him in anyway, and after getting a lineout to right, he gave up another walk and a single before he was finally pulled. He still threw just 90 pitches, but a quicker hook might have kept the Giants in the game.
Apr 7 - 1:51 AM

Jeff Samardzija held the Athletics off the board for five innings on Friday, holding them to just one base hit and one walk in a 2-1 victory.

He struck out six batters as he made his second stellar start in a row. It was a very nice ending to what has been a poor spring overall for Samardzija. He carries a 6.20 ERA through 20 1/3 innings. After a bad 2015 season with the White Sox, he returned to fantasy relevance last year as a Giant by registering 12 wins and a 3.81 ERA in 32 starts.
Apr 1 - 1:50 AM

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