Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 days ago

Samardzija (9-6) surrendered five runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings Sunday. He walked one and struck out three in a loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija's start was pushed back one day so that the Giants could reconfigure their rotation. The extra rest did not help him as the Yankees knocked him out of the contest in the sixth inning. After getting off to a strong start with his new club, Samardzija has sputtered in the months of June and July, seeing his ERA rise to 4.22 in the process. The long ball has been his downfall, surrendering 14 homers over his last nine starts. Those in mixed leagues should consider benching Samardzija in his next start against the Nationals on Friday and possibly until he turns in a quality start.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
5 days ago

Samardzija will have his start pushed from Saturday to Sunday against the Yankees, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. Johnny Cueto will take the ball Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants are taking advantage of an off day Thursday that will allow them to reset their rotation, with Cueto following Madison Bumgarner and Samardzija slotting into the third spot in the rotation. This doesn't really affect Samardzija or Cueto, as both will get a start this weekend, but make sure to keep Samardzija deployed Sunday in leagues with daily roster moves.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Samardzija struggled in Saturday's start versus the Padres, allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks across just five innings. He struck out four and did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The Padres got to Samardzija early, scoring five runs in the first three innings, and his elevated pitch count caused his early exit. He ended a miserable three-start stretch with a strong outing prior to the All-Star break, but he took another step back Saturday and saw his ERA rise back up to 4.04 for the season. That figure has risen significantly because of the 7.24 mark he has posted over his last five starts, and he will look to get back on track next Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Samardzija beat Arizona to improve to 9-5 on Friday, allowing just two runs with six strikeouts and three walks across 6.1 strong innings.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija had been pummeled for 16 runs in 16.1 innings over his last three starts, but he was able to quiet the Diamondbacks' bats just a few days after yielding four runs to them on eight hits. Samardzija's ERA sits a 3.91 after ending his rough stretch, and he was able to reach six strikeouts for the first time in eight starts. He has been inconsistent throughout the first half of the season and will look to correct that in the second half.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 weeks ago

Samardzija took a no-decision after tossing 7.1 innings of four-run ball Saturday. He struck out five and walked none in the 6-5 loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

While surrendering four earned runs is never anything to celebrate, it was actually a positive step for Samardzija, who had surrendered six runs in each of his last two starts. He also did not surrender a walk or a home run, both of which have been issues during the month of June. He will look to improve on this performance when the Giants return home to take on these same Diamondbacks on Friday.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 month ago

Samardzija (8-5) gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings in a loss Monday to the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Since allowing just one run in a complete game win June 17 against the Rays, Samardzija has given up 12 runs in nine innings in his past two outings. He allowed a home run to Marcus Semien, raising his total to nine allowed in just five starts this month. He allowed four home runs in April and May. Because of his inability to keep the ball in the yard, Samardzija has seen his ERA jump from 2.84 at the end of May to 3.91 after Monday's start.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 month ago

Samardzija (8-4) lasted just three innings, giving up six runs on six hits while walking two and striking out two Wednesday against the Pirates. He did not factor in the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija was bailed out by the Giants offense, but that wasn't before his ERA (3.59) exploded to its highest mark since late April. For the second time in four starts, the righty was undone by the longball. The Pirates homered in each inning off Samardzija, running his total up to eight home runs allowed this month. He'll look to rebound Monday in a favorable matchup at home against the A's.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 month ago

Samardzia (8-4) allowed one run on four hits while striking out four to earn the win Friday at the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija had a shutout going until he gave up a homer to Brad Miller with two outs in the ninth inning, but the Giants provided plenty of run support to get the righty the victory. This was only his first quality start in his last four outings, though his ERA is a solid 3.14. He'll make his next start Wednesday at the Pirates.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
2 months ago

Samardzija (7-4) struggled through 4.2 innings on his way to a no-decision Saturday against the Dodgers. He gave up two runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out three.

EDGE Analysis

The first-year Giant had pitched into the sixth inning in his first 10 starts for the team. However, Samardzija has now failed to make it past the fifth in three consecutive outings while running his ERA (3.36) to its highest level since April 27. The right-hander out of Notre Dame struggled to locate his fastball, working from behind in the count for most of the night. Samardzija will look for better results when he takes the hill for his next start Friday against the Rays.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
2 months ago

Samardzija was shelled Saturday, surrendering six runs (including four home runs) on nine hits over five innings. He struck out two in the 7-4 loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija was actually cruising through four innings before St. Louis got through in the fifth with a some timely hitting and a pair of home runs. He was brought out for the sixth and immediately surrendered back-to-back homers before being pulled from the game. The Shark has now surrendered 10 runs over his last 10 innings and is giving owners flashbacks of his horrid 2015 season. Things don't get easier as he will face off against the Dodgers next Saturday.