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Let’s Watch Jeff Samardzija Tip Some Pitches

An interesting nugget from a recent edition of the always-excellent Ken Rosenthal notebook: White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper accepted responsibility for Jeff Samardzija‘s struggles last season, telling reporters, “Man, I failed.” Samardzija, with the benefit of hindsight, takes a more magnanimous view, saying that Cooper only was trying to help him. As it turns out, the...
Via Fangraphs
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Crawford, Samardzija lead Giants past Padres again, 8-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Brandon Crawford drove in four runs and Jarrett Parker homered to lead Jeff Samardzija and the streaking San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Tuesday night. Buster Posey and Denard Span each knocked in a run for the Giants, who have won four straight and 12 of 13. John Jay homered for the Padres, who lost their third in a row and fell to 0-8...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija is re-establishing himself by the Bay

Don't call it a comeback, but Jeff Samardzija is experiencing a nice bounce back season with the San Francisco Giants, as he returns to his old ways of doing things. I recently saw an article, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune, that featured the word "resurrects" in the headline. This, of course, indicated that Jeff Samardzija's career had experienced some sort of resurrection, as...
Via Beyond The Box Score
1 day ago

Shark, Giants aim to keep dominating Padres

Having posted a 1.42 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP in four May starts, Jeff Samardzija has been in cruise control of late. Essentially, he's given the Giants the kind of production the Padres hope to get from Andrew Cashner, now that he's returned from a right-hamstring strain.
1 day ago

Cashner returns to face Samardzija, Giants

Having posted a 1.42 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP in four May starts, Jeff Samardzija has been in cruise control of late. Essentially, he's given the Giants the kind of production the Padres hope to get from Andrew Cashner, now that he's returned from a right-hamstring strain.
1 day ago

Samardzija pitches Giants to 8th straight win, 3-1 vs Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings, Joe Panik had four hits and Brandon Crawford homered for the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants, who beat San Diego 3-1 on Thursday night for their season-high eighth straight victory. The Giants went 7-0 on a swing through Arizona and San Diego. They head home to open a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs, who...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija Broke His Bat Over His Knee, Overshadowing Fantastic Outing

Jeff Samardzija didn’t have a lot to be upset about Tuesday night. The San Francisco Giants pitcher had hsi best start of the season against the Cincinnati Reds, going eight innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out nine. However, what Samardzija did at the plate is overshadowing the fine work “Shark” did on the mound. That’s because the 31-year-old let his...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants hurler Jeff Samardzija destroys his bat after striking out

San Francisco flamethrower Jeff Samardzija is used to breaking opposing hitters' bats with his nasty stuff. But on Tuesday the 6-6 righty splintered his own bat over his knee after striking out in the eighth inning.Samardzija can't be too made with the overall result as he struck out nine in eight innings in the Giants' 3-1 win as he improved to 4-1. Samardzija, who played football...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija gives harsh explanation for why he left Cubs

San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija was one of the mainstays of the Chicago Cubs during their more recent lean years. Now, he admits that he’d have stayed if he could have seen their renaissance coming, but simply got tired of being fed promises about the future. “If I had a fortune teller, I probably would have stayed,” Samardzija told Bob Nightengale of USA Today...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija says he was tipping pitches during 2015 season

Jeff Samardzija says his career-worst 2015 season was down to him tipping his pitches. The right-hander had an ERA under 4 over the three seasons prior to last, but Samardzija’s 2015 was one to forget, with his ERA ballooning to 4.96 and leading the league in hits, earned runs, and home runs allowed. Samardzija believes there is a simple explanation. “When you’re tipping...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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