Chicago Cubs
Career W-L
41-52
 
Career ERA
3.94
Name  Jeff Samardzija
Born  1/23/1985
Height  6-5
Weight  225
Number  29
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
6/28/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija will not feel good after Sunday's loss.
Insight: Samardzija did not receive the loss, but he entered the eighth inning leading 4-1. He ended up giving up three runs on a bases-clearing double by Victor Martinez. Samardzija is still 5-4 with a 4.56 ERA this season.
 
6/24/2015 12:15:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija picked up his fifth victory of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: Samardzija went seven innings and allowed just two runs on eight hits. He also struck out seven and walked one. He is 5-4 with a 4.53 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 84 strikeouts in 101 1/3 innings this season.
 
6/2/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija was lit up Tuesday versus Texas.
Insight: He allowed nine runs on 12 hits and one walk over five innings. Samardzija has been inconsistent in his first year with the Sox. He is now 4-3 with a 4.68 ERA.
 
5/27/2015 3:14:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija was great Wednesday versus Toronto.
Insight: He allowed just one unearned run on eight hits and one walk over seven innings. Samardzija struck out five and nows a 3.84 ERA.
 
5/17/2015 7:07:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija didn't pitch great, but he was good enough to earn his third win of the season.
Insight: Samardzija allowed three total runs on eight hits and three walks over eight innings. He needs to lower his ERA from it's current 4.58, but we still have confidence in the right-hander.
 
5/11/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija allowed five earned runs Monday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: Samardzija allowed seven total runs on eight hits and one walk, while striking out six over six innings of work. He has a 4.80 ERA overall.
 
5/5/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking one in the, 5-2, victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Insight: Samardzija allowed seven runs in his last start, so it is nice to see him bounce back. He is 2-2 with a 4.38 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 39 innings.
 
4/29/2015 4:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija was roughed up Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: He gave up eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits and one walk while striking out five over five innings. Samardzija has not impressed so far this season and now has a 4.78 ERA overall.
 
4/25/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija was handed a five-game suspension for his actions in the fight with Kansas City.
Insight: Samardzija shouldn't miss a start, just have it pushed back a day or two. He's 1-1 with a 3.33 ERA and 1.222 WHIP.
 
4/22/2015 5:50:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija picked up his first win with the team.
Insight: Samardzija pitch well, going six and innings and allowing no runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out three. He is now 1-1 with a 3.33 ERA.
 
4/17/2015 5:02:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija had his first very good start of the season, but it wasn't enough against Tigers ace David Price.
Insight: Samardzija only allowed a solo home run to Yoenis Cespedes in his eight innings of work on Friday. He was able to pitch out of jams in the first, third, fifth and seventh to strand runners in scoring position. Samardzija also had seven strikeouts and no walks. As we said after his two previous rough outings, Samardzija would be fine. He has allowed just one run in his last 13 innings of work.
 
4/11/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija had another rough outing on Saturday.
Insight: Samardzija pitched better than he did on Opening Day, but he allowed four runs on eight hits in seven innings versus the Twins. He did strike out six and walked none. Chicago was able to rally late, so Samardzija avoided the loss and received a no-decision instead.
 
12/9/2014 3:20:00 AM
Description: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija has been traded to the Chicago White Sox in a multi-player deal.
Insight: Samardzija was 7-13 with a very nice 2.99 ERA and 1.065 WHIP. He returns to the Windy City, but to the other side after playing six and a half seasons with the Cubs. U.S. Cellular Field is a very hitter-friendly park.
 
8/31/2014 8:48:00 AM
Description: Athletics starter Jeff Samardzija was good, allowing just four hits and one earned run against the Angels Saturday night, but eight Los Angeles pitchers were better and the A's right-hander took a tough loss.
Insight: Samardzija had gone 4-4 with a 3.57 ERA, a 0.965 WHIP and a 62/10 K/BB over 75 2/3 innings after the trade.
 
8/20/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Athletics starter Jeff Samardzija allowed seven runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: Ironically, Samardzija's worst start with Oakland came against a National League team. The right-hander had gone 3-2 with a 3.21 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP and a 40/7 K/BB over 56 innings in his first eight starts with the A's.
 
Hot7/6/2014 8:42:00 PM
Description: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija made his Oakland debut Sunday against the hard-hitting Toronto Blue Jays and looked like the ace the A's traded for.
Insight: Samardzija went seven innings, giving up just one run on four hits while stiking out five. He's going to like pitching in Oakland's spacious ball park versus the "friendly confines of Wrigley Field." He's going to like the Oakland offense too.
 
7/6/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija will make his Oakland debut Sunday against the hard-hitting Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland Coliseum.
Insight: It's an unfriendly welcome to the American League for Samardzija, who will face the league's top power offense. Still, pitching at Oakland is something the righty (2-7, 2.83 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) could certainly get used to.
 
7/5/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija has been traded along with Jason Hammel to the Oakland A's.
Insight: The pitching-rich A's just got stronger. Samardzija (2-7, 2.83 ERA) could be a great move and should jump right into the strating rotation, possibly for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
 
6/2/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Chicago right-hander Jeff Samardzija could be traded before the MLB draft which begind Thursday.
Insight: Samardzija (1-5, 2.54 ERA) could be a great move for any contending team.
 
6/1/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: Chicago right-hander Jeff Samardzija was lit up Sunday in a loss to Milwaukee (3 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 3 K's, 2 BB).
Insight: This was easily Samardzija's worst outing of the season and maybe one of the worst of his career. He's too good of a pitcher to have this happen twice in a row. Expect Samardzija (1-5, 2.54 ERA) to bounce back in a big way next week against the Marlins.