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Samardzija threw a complete-game shutout against the Orioles on Thursday, scattering four hits and one walk in the win.

Samrdzija has surely not been the pitcher the White Sox were expecting when they traded for him in the offseason, but he held the majors' best offense to four singles Thursday. The impending free agent should be in a multitude of trade rumors over the coming month, and it would be a surprise if he were still on the south side come Aug. 1.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 2 months ago

Samardzija took a tough no-decision Saturday, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks over 7.2 innings while striking out nine.

He's now lasted at least seven innings in six straight outings, posting a somewhat more Samardzija-like 3.73 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 39:8 K:BB ratio in 43.1 innings over that stretch. The struggling White Sox offense has made it tough for him to find wins this season, but if you need solid ratios and strikeouts, it might be worth checking to see if you can get him at a bit of a discount. Samardzija's next start comes at home against the Jays on Thursday.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 2 months ago

Samardzija went 7.1 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Sunday, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four.

The right-hander was efficient until the eighth inning, when the Tigers broke out for four runs to tie the game. That was it for Samardzija, who has now completed seventh innings in five consecutive starts, yet has only picked up one win over that span. Things haven't gone smoothly for Samardzija so far this season, but his FIP is actually a little below his career mark.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 2 months ago

Samardzija won his fifth game Tuesday against the Twins as he allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk over seven innings with seven strikeouts.

Samardzija made it through seven innings for the third consecutive outing and finally earned the win this time after back-to-back no decisions. He has 21 strikeouts against six walks in this span and is starting to look like the top-of-the-rotation starter the White Sox expected when they acquired him. His ERA is down to 4.53.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 2 months ago

Samardzija allowed two runs and ten hits in seven innings Thursday against the Pirates. He struck out seven.

Samardzija remains winless in his last five starts despite back-to-back quality starts. The White Sox, losers of seven straight, are in a four-game stretch where they have collected four hits or less in each game. Samardzija will take the mound again Tuesday at Minnesota for his next scheduled start.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 2 months ago

Samardzija bounced back with a solid outing Saturday, striking out seven while allowing three runs over seven innings against the Rays. He gave up six hits and four walks with one hit batsman in the no-decision.

After a pair of disasters in which Samardzija gave up 15 runs over 12.1 innings, his fantasy owners have to be thankful for this one even though the bullpen blew his win, but it's still fair to expect much more from the South Siders' offseason import. While his stats have been slightly inflated by bad luck, Samardzija's greatest enemy has been subpar pitching. It's good to see him strike out a batter per inning in this outing, as he entered the game with a 7.06 K/9, easily its lowest point since he broke in as a full-timer. He'll look to tame the Pirates his next time out, Thursday at The Cell.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 3 months ago

Samardzija allowed six runs on 10 hits in 7.1 innings against the Tigers on Sunday to fall to 4-4 on the season.

Samardzija was riding a 4-2 lead heading into the 6th. Then Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez each took him deep for a combined three runs. Samardzija has now allowed 1.2 home runs per nine, which is his worst rate since 2010. However, his HR/FB rate is actually below his career average.

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Samardzija gave up nine earned runs on 12 hits and one walk with four strikeouts in five innings Tuesday against the Rangers.

Texas, and particularly rookie Joey Gallo, teed off on Samardzija all night en route to his worst star of 2015. This, is no small feat, as Samardzija had previously been rocked for seven runs on 10 hits against the Orioles earlier this season. Still, prior to Tuesday's start Samardzija had been on a mini roll, notching three straight outings of seven-plus innings and three or fewer runs. If someone is willing to completely panic on Samardzija it may be worth trying to buy him at an extreme discount, as Tuesday's start will likely be his worst start of the season.

Jeff Samardzija SP CWS 3 months ago

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 3 months 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.