Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
2 months ago

Samardzija allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out four batters in six innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija alternated between good and poor starts in September, ending things on a positive note by notching his third quality start in five tries this month. The lone run he conceded came from a Jake Lamb homer, but aside from that, he was able to stymie the potent Diamondbacks offense. He deserved the win, but closer Sam Dyson conceded three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to blow the contest. Samardzija will finish the season 9-15 with a serviceable 4.42 ERA to go along with his 1.14 WHIP and 205:32 K:BB.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 months ago

Samardzija (9-15) took the loss Friday against the Dodgers, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks over 4.1 innings while striking out four.

EDGE Analysis

He threw only 56 of 96 pitches for strikes before getting the hook. Samardzija is ending the season with a whimper, losing his last three starts with a 6.50 ERA over that stretch despite a solid 17:3 K:BB in 18 innings. He'll face one more tough matchup before putting 2017 in the books, taking on the Diamondbacks on the road Wednesday.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 months ago

Samardzija (9-14) took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Friday, giving up three runs on six hits over eight innings while striking out seven.

EDGE Analysis

It was his eighth quality start in his last 10 outings, and Samardzija has a strong 3.26 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 59:14 K:BB in 69 innings over that stretch. The 32-year-old righty has had an erratic campaign, but he appears to be ending it on a high note heading into next Friday's road start against the Dodgers.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 months ago

Samardzija (9-13) allowed six runs on eight hits -- including four home runs -- and one walk across 5.2 innings Saturday, taking the loss against the White Sox. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Shark suffered a serious case of whiplash in the 13-1 drubbing, and he's now allowed 28 homers in 29 starts on the year and 1.33 per nine innings. This forgettable outing stopped his run of three straight quality starts and a stretch of seven in eight games. He'll carry a 4.47 season-long ERA into his next expected outing Friday, a home clash with the Diamondbacks.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 months ago

Samardzija held the Cardinals at bay Saturday, tossing seven innings and allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out nine. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Shark was very efficient with his outing by facing just three more than the minimum, but he unfortunately couldn't get the win due to lack of run support. Samardzija has been excellent as of late, allowing just two earned runs and producing an 18:4 K:BB in his last three starts. His ERA and WHIP now sit at manageable 4.31 and 1.14 marks, respectively, and he'll look to improve those figures further when he takes on the White Sox next weekend.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 months ago

Samardzija will take the mound for Saturday's afternoon game against the Cardinals, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Projected starter Chris Stratton was scratched from the contest just hours prior to the game, so Samardzija will pitch on normal rest instead of getting an extra day off. During his latest outing Monday, the right-hander tossed a three-hit complete-game shutout against the Pirates.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 months ago

Samardzija (9-12) turned in his finest outing of the season Monday, allowing just three hits while striking out five in a complete-game shutout win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

The Shark took advantage of a light-hitting San Diego lineup, needing just 102 pitches (71 strikes) to notch his first complete game of the season. The 32-year-old's dominant outing comes on the heels of him clearing revocable waivers, but a trade is unlikely with just three days left before the waiver trade deadline expires. Samardzija has been a touch too hittable this year (4.43 ERA), but his career-best 6.7 K/BB ratio has kept him fantasy relevant as a mid-rotation starter.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 months ago

Samardzija cleared revocable waivers Monday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deadline for traded players to be eligible for playoff rosters is coming up Thursday, so if a trade comes together, it will have to be quick. Complicating matters further is Samardzija's no-trade cluase. He can veto trades to anywhere but the following eight clubs: Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, Angels, Nats, A's, Cubs and Red Sox. That combined with the $58 million left on his contract through 2020 means Samardzija will likely be staying in the bay at least through the rest of the season.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 months ago

Samardzija allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks over six innings during Tuesday's game against the Brewers. He struck out four and did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija pieced together his best start of the month Tuesday as he was able to limit the Brewers to just one earned run over six solid innings. He was denied the win when reliever Albert Suarez allowed two runs to come across in the seventh inning. It's an encouraging start for Samardzija to build on, though he remains a rather unappealing fantasy option with his 4.67 ERA. He's best utilized as a streaming option against soft-hitting opponents and he'll get an opportunity to show off his upside in his upcoming scheduled start against the Padres on Monday.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 months ago

Samardzija (8-12) notched his eighth win of the season Thursday against the Phillies, holding the visitors to four earned runs over 6.0 innings while notching six strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

It wasn't an overly impressive outing from Samardzija as he was touched up for a pair of home runs, but the Giants' bats bailed him out and scratched five runs across a tough Aaron Nola. Samardzija has been reliably average for the bulk of the season, going six-or-more innings in 21 of his 25 starts but also allowing three-or-more runs in 18 of those outings. Samardzija's best characteristic this year has been his ability to limit walks, as evidenced by his 1.3 BB/9 rate and 6.96 K:BB ratio entering Thursday. He's lined up to face the Brewers' Jimmy Nelson in Milwaukee on Tuesday for his next start.