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Giants flip: Cueto starts Saturday, Samardzija on Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) The San Francisco Giants have flipped their starting pitchers for the final two games of their weekend series against the New York Yankees. Johnny Cueto, the NL's All-Star starter, was moved up a day in the rotation and will open Saturday's game. Jeff Samardzija was pushed back until Sunday. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy made the decision with his first-place...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Samardzija looks to bounce back against Yankees

Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova looks to extend his two-game winning streak Saturday night against Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija in the second contest of a three-game series.
7 days ago

Jeff Samardzija on Giving Up a Gopher to Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp took Jeff Samardzija deep on Saturday. In the third inning of a game played at Petco Park, the San Diego Padres outfielder deposited a slider from the San Francisco Giants righty over the left field wall. According to ESPN Home Run Tracker, the blast traveled 398 feet. As you might expect, Samardzija wasn’t pleased with the pitch. He doesn’t feel the location was terrible...
Via Fangraphs
10 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...
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija destroys bat after striking out

Jeff Samardzija likes to strike out batters, but really does not like when he’s at the plate and suffers the same fate. Pitchers hate striking out against opposing pitchers, and Samardzija showed that during Tuesday’s game against the Reds. He struck out in the eighth inning, and was pretty upset about it, so he broke his bat over his knee. Samardzija had nothing to be upset...
Via The Sports Daily
May 04, 2016  |  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

Giants Invest In Jeff Samardzija, Dave Righetti

Want to know an easy way to provoke someone into complaining about how all professional athletes are overpaid? Tell this person there was a pitcher last year who led all of baseball in both hits and runs allowed. And I mean “led” in the bad way, not the good way. Let that sink in, then tell the person the pitcher was a free agent, and finally tell the person that pitcher signed...
Via Fangraphs
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Giants eye Samardzija, await Greinke decision

Now that David Price is off to Boston — along with the hefty seven-year deal the Red Sox signed him to — the bulk of the attention during the MLB offseason turns to Zack Greinke and whether the free agent will remain with the Los Angeles Dodgers or travel north to play for the rival San Francisco Giants.San Francisco has had its sights on the 32-year-old righty for some time...
Via Yardbarker
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs interested in reunion with Jeff Samardzija

The Chicago Cubs reached the National League Championship Series in 2015, a full year before they were even expected to be competitive. Now, armed with an incredibly young offensive core and a newly-minted Cy Young Award winner in Jake Arrieta, the Cubs are poised to be National League favorites heading into the 2016 season. With that in mind, Theo Epstein and his front office team...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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