Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 days ago

Samardzija allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings while striking out eight but had to settle for a no-decision in Wednesday's extra-inning loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

He rebounded nicely from a rough outing in Coors Field, tossing his third quality start in his last four trips to the mound and ninth of the season. Samardzija's control remains impeccable -- he has an 82:4 K:BB over his last 74.1 innings -- but untimely hits and poor run support have left him with just two wins and a 4.74 ERA on the year. He'll look for revenge on the Rockies in his next start at home in AT&T Park on Monday.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 week ago

Samardzija (2-9) allowed eight runs on 11 hits over six innings Friday night against the Rockies. He struck out four and walked one.

EDGE Analysis

A five-run fifth inning from Colorado was the main cause of Samardzija's troubles. He had posted a 2.79 ERA over his previous five starts, but regressed Friday night with a performance in which he struggled to keep the Rockies off the bases. His ERA now sits at 4.81.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Samardzija gave up three runs over six innings with six strikeouts and one walk, to fall to 2-8 in Saturday's loss to Minnesota. Despite the loss, Samardzija says he has the most command of his arsenal in his career. "I just think all five pitches are working so I think over the past couple years, at any given point in the year, I've probably had three of them working, and then I've been trying to find another one or two of them," he told KNBR.com.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija gave up two home runs and that proved to be the difference in a one-run loss. Samardzija has been helped by San Francisco's struggling offense has he's 1-3 in his last five starts despite a 2.79 ERA.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Samadrzija (2-7) allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits with no walks across 7.2 innings in Monday's win over the Brewers. He struck out 10.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija began the game in shaky fashion, putting men at second and third with no outs before a pair of runs came around to score. He turned it up a notch after that point, however, and allowed just four baserunners over the next 6.2 frames while reaching double-digit strikeouts for the second time in 2017. Samardzija was coming off a rough outing in his previous start, but he has pitched quite well overall in his last five, with a superb 39:1 K:BB to go along with a sharp 2.70 ERA over 33.1 innings during that span. He still carries a 4.29 ERA after a tough start to the year, but The Shark is displaying strong form at the moment and will look to keep it going Saturday against the Twins.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 weeks ago

Samardzija (1-7) gave up three runs on nine hits over four innings while striking out five in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

It was the right-hander's shortest outing of the season, as a parade of singles forced Samardzija to use 100 pitches (67 strikes) to complete four frames. His 84:11 K:BB through 72 innings still isn't reflected in his 4.63 ERA, but a 3.30 FIP and 2.81 xFIP promise better days ahead. He'll next take the mound Monday in Milwaukee.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 month ago

Samardzija (1-6) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight batters over seven innings during Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Currently sporting a 3.28 FIP for the campaign, Samardzija's fantasy numbers are lagging behind his actual work on the mound. It's been especially noticeable of late, as he's allowed just 14 earned runs over his past 43.2 innings with 49 strikeouts through his past six outings. Unfortunately, the San Francisco offense entered Thursday's game with the second-fewest runs scored in the league, so wins could continue to be hard to come by. To make matters worse, Samardzija lines up to face Washington's league-best offense in his next start.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 month ago

Samardzija pitched eight scoreless innings with just five hits allowed and eight strikeouts during Saturday's extra-innings win over St. Louis. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

There have been some ups and downs to start 2017 for Samardzija, but the veteran appears to be settling into a nice groove. In particular, he's struck out 41 batters over 36.2 innings through his past five starts while allowing just 11 earned runs and a single walk. The buy-low window won't be open much longer. Samardzija projects to face the Cubs at Wrigley Field in his next start.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 month ago

Samardzija (1-5) held the Reds to three runs on nine hits over 6.2 innings Sunday, striking out eight in an 8-3 win.

EDGE Analysis

The Shark was hittable in this one, but he managed to reach back for his strikeout stuff to escape trouble. The veteran's ERA still sits at an unsightly 5.26 on the season, but his career-high 10.7 K/9 is contributing to a 3.63 FIP, which is actually lower than the 3.90 mark that accompanied his 3.81 ERA last year. The main culprit of his early struggles have been untimely hits, as his 56.2 percent strand rate is easily the lowest of his career. If and when his luck turns around, we could see a Samardzija that better resembles last season's fantasy-relevant version.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
2 months ago

Samardzija (0-5) gave up six runs on 10 hits while striking out nine without a walk over seven innings against the Mets on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

While it's great that he was able to keep the ball in the strike zone, there's certainly such a thing as being around the plate too much. Samardzija was particularly guilty of that in the first inning, as he allowed the Mets to rally for four runs, but he did at least manage to give his team some length and his fantasy owners some whiffs. The veteran righty has an impressive 53 strikeouts in 46.1 innings, but he's also winless with a 5.44 ERA. The smart money's on a course correction -- he has a 3.43 FIP and 2.87 xFIP -- but his team context doesn't do Shark any favors, as the Giants have only won 11 of their 34 games this season.

Jeff Samardzija
SP SF
2 months ago

Samardzija fired a gem Wednesday, holding the Dodgers to one run (zero earned) on three hits while striking out 11 over eight innings. He did not factor into the decision in the Giants' extra-inning win.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old was in vintage form Wednesday, throwing 70 of his 101 pitches for strikes without walking a batter. After surrendering a leadoff single to Andrew Toles, the Shark went on to retire 16 straight Dodger hitters. His only blemish was an unearned run that was the result of a misplayed popup by Joe Panik, which allowed Yasiel Puig to reach third and eventually come home for the club's only run. Samardzija's overall results (0-4, 5.03 ERA) aren't where fantasy owners expected them to be, but he has turned things around of late with a 1.20 ERA and a 16:1 K:BB ratio over his last two starts. Even if we factor in his poor outings, the veteran has maintained an elite 4.6 K/BB ratio. Once his unusually low strand rate (59 percent) returns to the mean, we should see his ERA follow suit.