Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
2 days ago

Samardzija earned his 11th win of the season with seven scoreless innings Friday versus the Braves, striking out six and walking three in the process.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija had been on a role heading into Friday's cushy matchup, and he kept it rolling with his best outing in recent memory. After struggling mightily throughout the month of July and into August, the right-hander hasa 1.75 ERA over his last four starts and a 19:5 K:BB ratio over his last three. He will face a tough task in his next outing Tuesday versus the Cubs.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 week ago

Samardzija fell to 10-9, although he allowed just two runs with seven strikeouts and just one walk across seven innings Sunday versus the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija's only mistake came on a two-run Yoennis Cespedes home run in the seventh inning, but that was enough to doom him to a defeat as Noah Syndergaard threw a gem of his own on the other side. He has now posted a neat 2.41 ERA in his last three starts since a four-start stretch in which he struggled during late July and early August, and the seven punchouts were his most since May 24. Samardzija will have the opportunity to continue his recent success Friday versus the hapless Braves.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Samardzija allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in a no-decision Tuesday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija induced 11 groundouts and 10 swinging strikes but was touched up for three extra-base hits, including an Andrew McCutchen triple. This marked Samardzija's first quality start since July 8 against Arizona. He hasn't struck out more than six batters since May 24 against San Diego either, making him a mediocre fantasy pitcher across the board. He'll make his next start Sunday against the Mets.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Samardzija (10-8) pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out three in Wednesday's 1-0 victory over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija entered the game on a three-game losing streak, but was able to end that by notching his first scoreless outing of the season. After starting the year strong (7-2 with a 2.54 ERA through his first 10 starts), the righty struggled mightily through summer. In his last 12 outings leading up to Wednesday, Samardzija was 2-6 with a 6.30 ERA and had allowed 16 home runs during that stretch. Although the 31-year-old put forth a nice effort at Marlins Park, Samardzija's recent body of work calls for more evidence before owners should feel confident he's found his form. He'll look to earn more trust when he takes the hill Tuesday against the Pirates. Samardzija dealt his shortest outing of the season on June 22 against the Bucs when he was tagged for six runs on six hits, including three homers, in just three innings; so, his next start will be a better indication of whether he's making strides or not.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Samardzija (9-8) gave up five earned runs on six hits and two walks in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty dropped his third straight decision, and gave up five runs for the third time in the last four starts. After starting off the season 7-2, Samardzija has gone 2-6 and has seen his ERA rise almost two full runs to 4.40. However, the lack of run support certainly didn't help Friday, and the Giants have notably scored only four combined runs over his last three defeats. He'll try to turn things around when he taks on the Marlins next Wednesday.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 month ago

Samardzija (9-7) surrendered four runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out two in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija actually looked to be on his way to a quality start for the first time since the All-Star break after shutting out the Nationals for the first three innings. However, Washington would catch up to him the second and third times through the lineup, saddling Samardzija with another loss. While his fantasy owners know that he has been struggling of late, pointing out his 6.29 ERA and uncharacteristically low 5.3 K/9 over his last 11 starts may help owners decide what they want to with the Shark going forward. Looking on the positive side of things, he gets a great matchup against the Phillies on Thursday.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months 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.