Samardzija will be the Giants' No. 2 starter this year, following Johnny Cueto in the rotation, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
He had a 2.08 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 6:4 K:BB in 8.2 innings this spring. Samardzija's top trait for fantasy is his ability to push for 200 innings (in a normal year), but that strength would be minimized in a shortened season.
Samardzija did not factor into the decision during Wednesday's win after holding the Rockies scoreless with five strikeouts across six innings. He allowed five hits and a walk.
The right-hander turned in a quality start while shutting out the Rockies at home. In 12 of his 15 starts most recent outings, Samardzija held his opponents to three earned runs or fewer to finish off what turned out to be a solid season for the veteran. Across 32 appearances, Samardzija posted an 11-12 record, 3.52 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.
Samardzija (11-12) allowed one earned run on two hits and four walks while striking out two across six innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Samardzija worked around some issues with his control by limiting the Red Sox to just two hits, one of which was a solo home run by Rafael Devers. He also wasn't particularly deceptive, generating only three swinging strikes. Nevertheless, Samardzija got back on track after having allowed 13 earned runs in 17.2 innings across his last three starts prior to Wednesday's outing. For the season, he still owns a strong 3.64 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with 135 strikeouts across 175.1 innings. He projects to draw his next start at home against Colorado on Wednesday.
Samardzija is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
The veteran right-hander could have started Tuesday on the normal four days rest, but Logan Webb will receive another turn through the starting rotation for the Giants. Samardzija has labored some over his last three starts with a 6.62 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB over 17.2 innings.
Samardzija (10-12) took the loss after yielding four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out two over 6.1 innings Thursday against Pittsburgh.
The 34-year-old didn't get much run support in the loss, and he would leave the contest with one out in the seventh inning with his team facing a two-run deficit. He fired 59 of 95 pitches for strikes in the loss. Despite a shaky outing, Samardzija has allowed three runs or fewer in eight of his last 10 starts, dropping his ERA to 3.72 over 169.1 innings on the year.
Samardzija (10-11) picked up the win at Dodger Stadium on Friday, allowing three runs on five hits with three strikeouts across six innings.
The right-hander bounced back nicely after getting lit up for six runs and nine hits in San Diego on Sunday. A.J. Pollock proved to be his biggest nemesis, accounting for a pair of solo home runs. The win was Samardzija's first at Dodger Stadium across six career starts as he improved his season record against Los Angeles to 1-1. The 34-year-old will take a 3.64 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 131:43 K:BB into Wednesday's home matchup against the Pirates.
Samardzija (9-11) allowed six runs on nine hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Sunday, striking out two batters and taking a loss against the Padres.
Greg Garcia set the tone early, launching a leadoff shot against Samardzija. He gave up another solo homer in the second inning and later left during the sixth with two runners on before Fernando Abad yielded a three-run blast. Over his previous seven starts, the 34-year-old had allowed just seven runs over 41.1 innings. Samardzija will carry a 3.61 ERA into Friday's road outing against the Dodgers.
Samardzija will be moved up in the rotation to start Sunday against the Padres, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Samardzija was originally slated to start Monday at St. Louis, but he'll instead stay on regular rest and flip places in the starting rotation with Tyler Beede. Samardzija has illustrated impressive form of late, posting a 1.99 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 54:16 K:BB in his last 11 starts (68 innings).
Samardzija pitched five innings against Arizona on Tuesday, giving up one run on three hits and three walks while striking out three. He did not factor into the decision.
Samardzija made one costly mistake in his five innings, serving up a fifth-inning home run to Ketel Marte, but San Francisco's quiet offense provided little support in denying the 34-year-old a victory. That has been the story of August for Samardzija, as he has allowed only six runs in 29.1 innings over the course of the month but has only one win to show for it. He'll look for more run support when he heads to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals on Monday in his next scheduled start.
Samardzija (9-10) allowed one run on two hits and one walk with four strikeouts across seven innings during a loss against the Cubs on Thursday.
This is the second time in the last three outings that Samardzija gave up just two hits, but he was on the losing end this time, as Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs pitched a shutout. Samardzija has dropped his ERA more than half a run over the last month, but he fell below .500 with the loss Thursday. He is 9-10 with a 3.44 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 123 strikeouts in 146.2 innings this season. Samardzija will pitch next at home against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Samardzija did not factor into the decision during Friday's win over the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 5.2 innings.
Samardzija gave up a leadoff home run to Ketel Marte in the first inning, then held the Diamondbacks scoreless until his final frame. After allowing a double and a walk, Samardzija was yanked with two outs in the sixth, only for the bullpen to walk in one of the runners still on his ledger. Even still, the right-hander was in line for the win until the Diamondbacks rallied in the eighth inning to even the score. Samardzija has been solid since July and will take a 3.54 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 119:38 K:BB into a Thursday road matchup against the Cubs.
Samardzija (9-9) gave up one run on two hits over eight innings to earn the win Saturday against the Phillies. He struck out five and walked none.
Samardzija served up a 434-foot homer to Corey Dickerson in the first inning but didn't allow another baserunner until an eighth-inning single. The veteran right-hander has looked fantastic since the start of July with a 1.95 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 43:10 K:BB in eight starts (50.2 innings). Samardzija lines up to next take the mound at Arizona on Friday.
Samardzija (8-9) allowed one run on three hits and three walks over four innings Monday, striking out three batters and taking the loss to Washington.
Samardzija needed 98 pitches just to get through four innings, with just 55 being strikes. The 34-year-old dropped his ERA a bit from 3.75 to 3.70 over 126.1 innings. After going 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA in July, fantasy owners were expecting a better start to August. Samardzija will face the Phillies at home Saturday.
Samardzija (8-8) picked up the win in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Phillies, allowing three hits and a walk over six scoreless innings while striking out five.
The right-hander wraps up a dominant July that saw him go 4-1 over six starts with a 2.09 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 35:7 K:BB through 38.2 innings. Samardzija will look to keep rolling in his next outing Monday, at home against the Nats.
Samardzija allowed one run on four hits and three walks over six innings Friday versus the Padres. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision.
Samardzija and Padres starter Joey Lucchesi engaged in a pitchers' duel for the first six innings of Friday's contest, each allowing one run. It's the fourth time in his last five starts that Samardzija has allowed two runs or fewer. The 34-year-old owns a 3.95 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with a 102:32 K:BB over 116.1 innings this year. He'll take a 7-8 record into his next scheduled start, a road date with the Phillies on Wednesday.
Samardzija (7-8) allowed four runs on six hits while striking out seven over five innings to take the loss against the Mets on Saturday.
Samardzija's personal three-game win streak (1.66 ERA and 5.6 K/BB) and the Giants' seven-game run both came to an end Saturday. Three of the four earned runs came via the long ball, increasing his season mark to 1.5 HR/9 (worst since 2010). It wasn't all bad for the Shark's fantasy owners, as he salvaged his day with seven punchouts over the five frames. Samardzija's next opponents Friday, the Padres, present a potential matchup problem with 152 homers through 98 games.
Samardzija (7-7) struck out nine while allowing two runs on four hits with one walk across 6.2 innings to earn a victory against the Rockies in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.
The Giants haven't given Samardzija the best run support this season, but they sure have been raising his run support average lately. They scored 19 runs in Monday's first contest, which was the second time this month the Giants scored at least 13 runs during a Samardzija start. Thanks to the offense, Samardzija has won three straight starts, however, he's also pitching very well during that span. He's yielded just four runs in his last 21.2 innings (1.66 ERA). Overall, he owns a 3.93 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 105.1 innings this season. Samardzija will look to keep his win streak going against the Mets at home Saturday.
Samardzija (6-7) threw seven shutout innings while earning the win Sunday against the Cardinals, striking out two while allowing four hits with no walks.
Samardzija induced an abundance of weak contact in his outing, allowing just three men past first base across seven strong innings. He was excellent in his previous start against the Padres and has seemingly rebounded after a poor month of June. Samardzija has had his ups and downs over the first half of the season and will take a 4.01 ERA into the All-Star break.
Samardzija (5-7) picked up the win against the Padres on Monday, giving up two earned runs and five hits over eight solid innings, striking out six and walking two in a 13-2 victory for the Giants.
The right-hander cruised to his fifth win of the season, bouncing back nicely after giving up five earned in each of his last two trips to the mound. The solid effort lowered Samardzija's ERA to 4.32 and his WHIP to 1.25 over 91.2 innings ahead of his next start, which will come at home against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Samardzija (4-7) took the loss Wednesday, giving up five runs on three hits and two walks over five innings while striking out six as the Giants were toppled 6-3 by the Rockies.
A third-inning grand slam by David Dahl accounted for most of the damage and put the Giants in a hole their scattershot offense couldn't climb out of. Samardzija will carry a 4.52 ERA and 72:26 K:BB through 83.2 innings into his next start Monday in San Diego.
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