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Today’s edition of Real Talk is all about Pitches N’ Hoes. That’s right, the dudes slinging that ish are dominating this post. Oop, I think I just pitched inside... my boxers.More after the jump:
-If you were paying attention in Spring Training, Jeff Samardzija and his brilliant season debut shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. He displayed pretty fine command in the preseason while maintaining his trademark mid-90s velocity. So when he pitched 8.2 innings of great baseball (zero walks), it wasn’t unexpected to your boy Daddy Starbucks. Make no mistake: Samardzija is the truth. He should be owned in a hell of a lot more leagues. He’s converting from a relief role to a starting gig, so the pratfalls of an innings limit or fatigue could reveal themselves. Still, it’s well worth taking a chance on Samardzija because from an execution standpoint, he’s looking like a breakout player.-It’s only been one start, but Adam Wainwright may be a lot...
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Holy. ****. I still can't believe I saw what I saw today at Wrigley. Jeff Samardzija basically told us to take our small sample sizes and shove them up our collective asses. As we expected to meet the new F7, same as the old F7, he went out there and looked pretty damn good all [...]
On Sunday night against the Washington Nationals, Jeff Samardzija pitched the game of his career. Not the game of his MLB career, but his professional baseball career. After coming to the Chicago Cubs in the fifth round of the 2006 draft, the former wide receiver prospect has never quite lived up to his substantial rookie contract (substantial for a rookie, that is).
But on Sunday...
The 2012 Cubs are about to jump the shark. Sending Jeff Samardzija to the mound is about as desperate an idea as when TV shows add Ted McGinley or have the Very Special Pregant Woman Gives Birth in a Stopped Elevator episode in an effort to boost ratings. The lineup that Sveum has constructed to [...]
(Jordan Zimmermann talks with the media after Sunday's loss to the Cubs. Screengrab via MASN.com video.)
Cubs 4, Nationals 3: Once again Nats' offense shows up late; but this time without the magic. Thanks, Xavier Nady. Jordan Zimmermann was good, but Jeff Samardzija was better.
Chaditude fails to ignite: Chad Tracy 0-1 (K).
Jeff Samardzija dominated into the ninth, outpitching Jordan Zimmermann, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday for their first win of the Theo Epstein era.
Samardzija was simply spectacular in his sixth career start, allowing four hits and an earned run. He struck out eight without a walk as the Cubs shook off two wrenching losses to start the season.
The Cubs have begun the season with 3 very good starts from Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and even Jeff Samardzija. It's hard to believe, but Samardzija's was the most impressive of all of them. Chris Volstad gets the ball tonight against the Shaun Marcum and the Brewers. Gameday | B-Ref Preview Brewers Lineup Rickie Weeks, [...]
Did you hear the one about how so-and-so is no longer a closer but this guy is but he’s not anymore because the other guy is now? Well, you’re about to. Herewithin (which I don’t think is a word, but should be), we go around to every bullpen and then make up teams and make up closers for those made-up teams and talk about those too. Oh, and we talk about some other shizz...