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Samardzija held the Jays to just an unearned run on eight hits and a walk while striking out five in seven innings Wednesday, but received no decision.

Samardzija has been turning things around of late, with three straight quality starts finally getting his ERA back under 4.00 -- it sits at 3.84 after Wednesday's outing. His strikeout rate has still been lagging, though, as it's down more than a full whiff per nine innings from last year. Still, he delivered an excellent outing and was headed for the win before Chicago's bullpen blew it. Samardzija will get the Rangers on Tuesday.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 1 week ago

Samardzija held the Twins to two runs on three hits in eight innings Friday to pick up his fourth win of the season.

He struck out a season-high nine to pick up his second straight win, and he has gone eight innings in each of those wins. Samardzija struggled to begin this start, but he retired 21 of the final 22 batters he faced. The trade rumors should pick up around Samrdzija's name if the Sox continue to hover below .500.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 2 weeks ago

Samardzija earned his third win of the season on Sunday against the Athletics, allowing three runs and striking out five in eight strong innings.

The big righty has alternated solid starts with disappointing ones for the past month, as his 4.58 ERA for the season will show. Samardzija will hope to achieve some sort of sustained success with another strong outing next time out, which will come against the Twins on Friday.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 3 weeks ago

Samardzija, returning from a five-game suspension, allowed seven runs (five earned) on eight hits in six innings of a no-decision against the Brewers on Monday.

Samardzija suffered from some sloppy defense behind him in this one, but he also allowed five extra-base hits on his own. He also struck out six and walked just one to up his cumulative K:BB to 35:8 through 45 innings.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 3 weeks ago

Samardzija (suspension) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Monday's game in Milwaukee against the Brewers.

Samardzija has completed his five-game suspension, and he will jump right back into Chicago's rotation Monday night. Samardzija's performance has been inconsistent early this season, but he was sharp in his last outing, giving up just two earned runs over seven innings in a victory over the Tigers.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 3 weeks ago

Samardzija has dropped his appeal and will begin serving his five-game suspension Wednesday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Samardzija waited until after his start Tuesday against the Tigers, but ultimately dropped his appeal as expected. He'll rejoin the team Monday with the club in Milwaukee for a three game set, and could slot back into the rotation early in the week for a start against the Brewers.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 4 weeks ago

Samardzija rebounded from a rough outing April 29 to earn a win against the Tigers while giving up just two earned runs and seven hits in seven innings, while striking out seven hitters.

Samardzija was tagged for two home runs, seven earned runs and eight hits in his previous start against the Orioles. Prior to Tuesday's start, he was carrying a 4.78 ERA, his highest since 2009, and had a WHIP of 1.38, his highest since 2010.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 4 weeks ago

Samardzija had precautionary X-rays done on his right arm after taking a comebacker in Tuesday's game, but everything checked out, ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla reports.

Both the team and the player are saying everything is fine, so this seems to be a non-issue. Samardzija got back on track Tuesday giving up two earned runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts against the Tigers. He will have an extra day off as he and Chris Sale are expected to drop their suspensions following the current series, so that will allow for extra rest for the big righty. Look for him to get two starts next week, first at Milwaukee and then at Oakland.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 4 weeks ago

Samardzija is expected to drop his appeal of suspension following the Tigers series, meaning he would start Tuesday and then not again until Monday in Milwaukee, MLB.com's Phil Rogers reports.

This makes sense, as the White Sox no doubt want their two best arms for the division matchup against the Tigers. While Samardzija will not have two starts this week, he will be in line for two starts the following week with favorable matchups in Milwaukee and in Oakland. Carlos Rodon will likely get the start Sunday.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 1 month ago

Samardzija (1-2) was tagged for eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits and a walk in five innings during Wednesday's loss in Baltimore.

Most of the damage came in the Orioles' six-run first, which would have thrilled the fans in attendance if there were any. It's good to see Samardzija at least gut his way through five innings after that brutal start, but this was still a notable step backward following two consecutive outstanding turns. Nonetheless, he'll return to the mound Tuesday against the Tigers.