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.
Samardzija (4-6) picked up the win Friday, giving up five runs on nine hits and a walk over six innings while striking out five in an 11-5 victory over the Diamondbacks.
The Giants racked up six runs in the first three innings, giving Samardzija just enough cushion to withstand a four-run Arizona rally in the fourth and still come away with the win. The right-hander will carry a 4.23 ERA and 66:24 K:BB through 78.2 innings into his next start Wednesday, at home against the Rockies.
Samardzija (3-6) allowed four runs on nine hits and two walks across five innings while taking the loss Sunday against the Brewers. He struck out five.
Samardzija allowed a steady stream of baserunners throughout the contest and was scored upon in four different innings. He generated seven groundball outs to help his cause, but he still needed 114 pitches to battle through five frames. Samardzija has an uninspiring 5.76 ERA over his last four outings and will face a tough task in his next start on the road against the D-backs.
Samardzija (3-5) gave up three runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out five over 5.1 innings and taking the loss against the Dodgers on Saturday.
Samardzija pitched fairly well considering the difficult matchup; the Dodgers rank first in wRC+ and second in slugging percentage against right-handed pitchers. The 34-year-old was able to maintain an aggressive approach (68 of 101 pitches for strikes) without grooving too many pitches over the heart of the plate (three extra-base hits, none of which were homers). The righty hit a rough patch in May (5.55 ERA) but has looked like prime Shark through two starts in June (3.18 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 5.5 K/BB). With two off days this upcoming week, Samardzija could pitch next as early as Friday against the Brewers, who present yet another risky matchup for righties. At least he'll work at his pitcher-friendly home of Oracle Park.
Samardzija (3-4) allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out six across six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Orioles.
Samardzija handled the Orioles, with his only earned run coming on a solo homer by Trey Mancini. He still wasn't particularly deceptive, generating only 11 swinging strikes on 110 pitches. However, he controlled his pitches well, starting 13 of the 21 batters he faced with a strike and finding the zone with 77 of his 110 pitches. It was a nice bounce-back effort for Samardzija, as he squandered a start at Miami by allowing five earned runs in his previous outing. He'll look to build on Sunday's victory in his next scheduled start, currently penciled in at home Friday against the Dodgers.
Samardzija (2-4) allowed five runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and a walk across four innings while taking a loss against the Marlins on Tuesday.
The eight hits allowed were a season high for Samardzija, who is still only permitting opponents to bat .237 against him. Homers have been Samardzija's bigger issue this year, but he actually kept the ball in the yard Tuesday. Still, he suffered his third straight loss. Samardzija is 2-4 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 56.1 innings this season. He is scheduled to take the hill again against the Orioles on Sunday.
Samardzija (2-3) took the loss Wednesday against the Braves, allowing six runs (all unearned) on four hits and two walks while fanning seven through six innings of work.
It was first time in his last seven starts that Samardzija managed to complete six innings, but it sure wasn't pretty. The 34-year-old surrendered the lead for good after a messy second inning that started by hitting Austin Riley with a pitch. With one out, Samardzija's own throwing error prevented a double play as Ozzie Albies took first. Speedy Braves starter Max Fried took advantage and scored the first run of the game with a force-out RBI. Trouble continued when Ronald Acuna Jr. struck out but still reached on Samardzija's wild pitch. The ultimate damage came from back-to-back home runs by Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman to give the Braves a 6-0 lead. The veteran righty now holds a 3.27 ERA and 1.17 WHIP and will look to get back into the win column against the Marlin on Tuesday.
Samardzija (2-2) took the loss Friday against the Diamondbacks after allowing three runs on five hits and three walks without registering a strikeout through 5.1 innings of work.
Samardzija, who has notoriously struggled through the first inning this season, allowed just one run via a solo shot to David Peralta through five frames before the Diamondbacks finally got to him in the sixth. It was the first time in 101 career starts that Samardzija did not record a strikeout. The right-hander now holds a 3.69 ERA and 1.19 WHIP through nine appearances. He'll look to earn his first win in nearly a month against the Braves his next time out.
Samardzija did not factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Reds after giving up three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five over four innings.
Samardzija's day was cut short when his turn came up in the batting order in a 3-3 game with a runner on third and less than two outs. The 34-year-old didn't make the pinch-hit decision tough for his manager, as he was already at 86 pitches (54 strikes) through four frames. The righty has been roughed up for four homers over his last two starts (both coming against the Reds), causing his HR/9 to nearly double from 0.8 to its current mark of 1.5. The Shark will carry a solid 3.51 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into a road matchup against the Diamondbacks next Friday.
Samardzija allowed four runs on five hits across five innings during Sunday's win over the Reds. He gave up three home runs while striking out four batters in the no-decision.
All four runs came in the first inning, when Samardzija gave up a homer to Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich on three consecutive pitches. Prior to Sunday's outing, the 34-year-old had allowed just three big flies in 32 innings on the year. On the bright side, he retired the final 12 batters he faced after the first inning, and his offense helped him avoid the loss. He'll look for better results when hosting the Reds on Friday.
Samardzija didn't factor into the decision against the Dodgers on Monday, giving up two hits and no runs over five innings in the Giants' 3-2 victory. He struck out one and walked one.
Samadzija put up a good line despite only one strikeout, but he settled for a no-decision as the game was scoreless when he exited after throwing 79 pitches. He's provided solid ratios to this point in the season, as the veteran right-hander now has a 2.53 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 32 innings.
Samardzija (2-1) earned the win against the Blue Jays on Tuesday by allowing two runs on five hits over 5.1 innings. He struck out four and walked one.
Samardzija was unable to secure a quality start as he was pulled one out into the sixth inning after giving up a solo home run, a single and a walk. The 34-year-old has a 3.00 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 24:9 K:BB across 27 innings and lines up to face the Dodgers on Monday.
Samardzija (1-1) took the loss Wednesday, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks over five innings while striking out seven in a 9-6 loss to the Nationals.
Two of the hits left the yard, as Howie Kendrick and Juan Soto each took the right-hander deep in the first inning, but he was able to settle down after that and keep the Giants in the game. Samardzija will still take a 2.91 ERA and 20:8 K:BB through 21.2 innings into his next start Tuesday in Toronto.
Samardzija (1-0) picked up the win against the Rockies on Thursday, giving up just three hits and no earned runs over seven strong innings, striking out seven and walking one as the Giants won 1-0.
Samardzija spun a gem in this one, shutting out the Padres and recording his first win of the season despite receiving just one run of support. The veteran is off to a great start, as he's now sporting a 1.62 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP through 16.2 innings. He's slated to take the hill next against the Nationals on Wednesday.
Samardzija gave up three earned runs over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against Tampa Bay on Saturday, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out four.
Samardzija gave up only one run through the first four innings but ran into trouble in the fifth on three singles and a sacrifice fly. The 34-year-old has struck out six and walked five over 9.2 innings this season and holds a 2.79 ERA going into his next start Thursday at home versus Colorado.
Samardzija yielded one unearned run in five innings of work during Sunday's 3-1 loss to San Diego. He gave up three hits and four walks while striking out two.
Overall, Samardzija is lucky he allowed just one unearned run despite putting seven batters on base. Fortunately, he escaped a bases-loaded jam during the second frame before allowing the lone run in his fifth and final inning. The 34-year-old righty will take on the Rays next weekend.
Samardzija's first start of the season has "a very good chance" of being April 1, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
That would set Samardzija up to debut at Dodger Stadium in the Giants' fifth game of the season. The right-hander made his longest start of the spring Thursday, throwing 5.1 innings and allowing two eared runs on seven hits and a walk. He struck out four.
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