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Jeff Samardzija throws some major shade Tim Tebow’s way

As a Major League Baseball pitcher and former All-American receiver at Notre Dame, Jeff Samardzija can certainly be labeled a two-sport athlete. That makes him a natural person to ask about former NFL player Tim Tebow and his quest to play in Major League Baseball. Samardzija was asked such a question Tuesday. His response could definitely be labeled as salty. Asked Jeff Samardzija...
Via Sportsnaut
September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Braves had chances early vs. Giants' Jeff Samardzija, but couldn't capitalize

Braves had chances early vs. Giants' Jeff Samardzija, but couldn't capitalize. Chip Caray and Joe Simpson discuss.
Via FOX Sports South
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija Has Resurrected an Old Pitch

By now, we’re used to seeing once-starters transition to the bullpen and have successful careers. We’re used to the mold. It’s a hard-throwing righty who’s got a fastball and a slider but just can’t master a consistent changeup. He gets moved to the bullpen, he ditches the changeup entirely, he ramps the velocity up a few ticks, and the fastball/slider combo dominates...
Via Fangraphs
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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
May 25, 2016  |  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

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
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

Samardzija rights ship in Giants' 5-2 win over Cubs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Jeff Samardzija, who had struggled badly this spring, retired the first 11 batters and Matt Duffy hit a solo homer as the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday. Samardzija had entered the game with an 8.53 ERA but allowed just two runs on five hits in six innings. Duffy went 3 for 4 with three runs scored. For the Cubs, Addison Russell hit...
Via Associated Press
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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