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29 Jeff Samardzija SP

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August 12, 2020 04:24 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: To be reevaluated soon
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Samardzija (shoulder) will be reevaluated when the Giants return from their road trip, which ends Wednesday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

Samardzija is still without a timetable for his return, but the outlook doesn't appear to be particularly good. Following an MRI on Saturday, he's been diagnosed with both inflammation and an impingement in his right rotator cuff. Trevor Cahill has stepped into the rotation in his absence.

August 9, 2020 03:04 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Managing rotator cuff inflammation
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Samardzija (shoulder) was diagnosed with right rotator cuff inflammation after undergoing an MRI on Saturday, Maria I. Guardado of reports.

The 35-year-old was placed on the injured list Saturday and was struggling to begin the season with a 9.88 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over 13.2 innings (three starts). Samardzija won't throw for at least seven days and seems unlikely to be activated when eligible Aug. 18. Trevor Cahill and Andrew Suarez are potential candidates to fill his spot in the rotation.

August 8, 2020 05:36 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Out with shoulder injury
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Samardzija was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder impingement Saturday.

The shoulder issue could explain Samardzija's struggles to start the season, as he's been beaten up to the tune of a 9.88 through his first three outings, striking out just five batters over 13.2 frames. He'll be eligible to return as soon as Aug. 18, though the Giants have yet to indicate how much time they expect him to miss. He'll undergo an MRI on Saturday which should help determine his return timetable. Andrew Suarez was recalled in a corresponding move, though it's not yet clear who will be taking the veteran's place in the rotation.

August 8, 2020 02:44 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Struggles in loss
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Samardzija (0-2) was charged with the loss Friday against the Dodgers, surrendering six runs (five earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out three across four innings.

After recording two outs in the third inning, Samardzija gave up a solo home run to Mookie Betts, followed by a single to Cody Bellinger, who advanced to second on a fielding error by Darin Ruf. Justin Turner then scored Bellinger with an RBI single, giving the Dodgers the lead. Samardzija ran into more trouble in the fourth, when he gave up home runs to Max Muncy and Will Smith. His night came to an end in the fifth frame after he loaded up the bases without any outs, issuing a lead-off walk and hitting back-to-back batters with a pitch. It's been a rough go-around of a season for the 35-year-old veteran, who will look to improve upon a 9.88 ERA and 1.61 WHIP at Houston on Wednesday.

August 6, 2020 07:44 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Will stay on turn in rotation
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Samardzija will stay on turn and start Friday's game against the Dodgers after dealing with a blister in his previous two starts, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The blister has kept Samardzija from throwing his splitter in his first two outings of 2020. It's not entirely clear if the right-hander is still dealing with the issue, but the Giants appear to be comfortable handing him the ball Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Samardzija has struggled thus far this season, allowing 10 earned runs on 11 hits, while striking out just two batters in 9.2 innings of work.

August 2, 2020 08:48 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Hammered for five runs
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Samardzija allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk across 5.2 innings Sunday, striking out one batter in the loss to Texas. He did not factor in the decision.

As previously noted, Samardzija has been dealing with a blister, which could help explain his 9.31 ERA across 9.2 innings this season. After allowing three runs in the second inning, the 35-year-old served up a two-run blast to Shin-Soo Choo. For now, Samardzija is in line for a tough road matchup against the Dodgers on Friday, but it's unclear if his blister issue will push his next outing back.

August 3, 2020 02:48 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Dealing with blister
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Samardzija has dealt with a blister that prevented him from throwing his splitter over his first two starts this season, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Samardzija has struck out just two batters over 9.2 innings in his first two starts, and the absence of one of his strongest pitches could provide an explanation for his lack of dominance. However, the issue hasn't prevented the 35-year-old from taking the mound despite the limitations in his pitch repertoire.

July 29, 2020 03:12 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Allows five runs in loss
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Samardzija (0-1) allowed five runs on four hits and one walk while striking out one batter over four innings in a loss to the Padres on Tuesday.

Fernando Tatis and Wil Myers played long ball off Samardzija in the third and fourth innings, respectively, putting the Giants in too deep of a hole to climb out of. Samardzija had a 3.52 ERA last season, but the estimators were far less kind to him on account of a middling strikeout rate and fortunate .240 BABIP. Now 35, Samardzija's mixed-league relevance is holding on by a thread. He should at least be available for more pitches this weekend against the Rangers after throwing just 75 pitches in his season debut.

July 27, 2020 09:52 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Gets nod in home opener
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Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Samardzija will start Tuesday's game against the Padres in San Francisco, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The Giants' rotation plans have been difficult to figure out on a day-to-day basis so far this season, but Kapler at least offered some clarity for the first two games of the three-game set versus San Diego. After going unused during the four-game series with the Dodgers last week, Samardzija will step in for his season debut in the Giants' home opener, while Johnny Cueto gets the nod in Wednesday's contest. Over his 53 career outings at Oracle Park, Samardzija owns a 3.85 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.9 K/9.

July 24, 2020 06:40 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Likely primary pitcher Friday
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Samardzija will likely serve as the primary pitcher Friday against the Dodgers, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Although Samardzija should serve as the No. 2 starter this season, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Tyler Anderson will serve as the opener Friday, with Samardzija likely coming in as the primary pitcher. Whether the pairing will become a frequent occurrence remains to be seen. Samardzija posted a 3.52 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 32 starts with the Giants last season.

March 27, 2020 11:40 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Confirmed as No. 2 starter
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Samardzija will be the Giants' No. 2 starter this year, following Johnny Cueto in the rotation, Maria Guardado of 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.

September 26, 2019 01:40 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Tosses six scoreless frames
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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.

September 19, 2019 10:04 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Earns 11th win
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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.

September 15, 2019 02:08 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Next start coming Wednesday
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Samardzija is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, Maria I. Guardado of 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.

September 12, 2019 08:16 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Handed 12th loss
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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.

September 7, 2019 02:28 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Fans six in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 1, 2019 09:24 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Drilled for six runs
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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.

August 31, 2019 06:56 PM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Start moved to Sunday
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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).

August 28, 2019 03:40 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Pitches well in no-decision
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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.

August 24, 2019 01:12 AM
Giants' Jeff Samardzija: Suffers tough defeat
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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.

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vs LHB 87.200 4.3103275
vs RHB 93.200 2.7901765
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