|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||205.00||11.00||10.00||0.00||3.56||1.19||203.00||62.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pittsburgh|| 8.0||1||0|| 0.00||0||1||9|
|vs LHB|| 23.2||0||0|| 3.80||0||9||29|
|vs RHB|| 33.0||0||0|| 3.27||0||12||35|
|05/14/2013||Martin Prado, 3B ARI||Jeff Samardzija, SP CHC|
|05/14/2013||Jeff Samardzija, SP CHC|
Glen Perkins, RP MIN
|Hector Santiago, RP CHW|
Hunter Pence, RF SF
|05/14/2013||Justin Masterson, SP CLE|
Jason Grilli, RP PIT
Jhonny Peralta, SS DET
Anthony Rendon, 3B WAS
Bryce Harper, LF WAS
Chris Iannetta, C LAA
|Miguel Montero, C ARI|
Jeff Samardzija, SP CHC
Mike Trout, CF LAA
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
Fernando Rodney, RP TB
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
|Last 10 Games|
|Jeff Samardzija helps own cause in win|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija picked up his first win since opening day in Wednesday's series finale against the Rockies. He allowed two runs on five hits over eight innings of work in a 6-3 victory.
The right-hander gave up a run in the second but helped his own cause by hitting a two-run homer off Jon Garland in the bottom half of the frame. His final damage came in the form of a Reid Brignac solo home run in the sixth.
Samardzija, who threw 105 pitches, also struck out seven and walked two while lowering his ERA to 3.49.
His next start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Pirates. When Samardzija faced Pittsburgh on April 1, he worked eight scoreless innings in a win.
|Jeff Samardzija next in line for deal?|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) With the Cubs having locked up Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo long-term, starter Jeff Samardzija appears to be next in line for an extension, MLB.com reports. The right-hander said during spring training that he wanted to discuss a deal after the season.
“I know they have a lot of things on their minds right now,” Samardzija said of the Cubs front office. “We have an understanding that we both want to be here, and both want me here, and that’s a great place to be. It’s up to me to do my job on the field.”
Samardzija has gone 1-5 with a 3.70 ERA through eight starts.
“I want my play to determine how everything goes down,” he said. “I have high expectations for myself and this team. That comes first. I feel everything after that will fall into line for me, personally.”
|Losses mounting for Jeff Samardzija|
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija lost his fifth decision in a row Friday night against the Nationals. Samardzija, whose lone win came in his first start of the year, allowed seven runs -- five earned -- on eight hits over just five innings, matching his shortest outing.
The right-hander surrendered a two-run home run off the bat of Ian Desmond in the fourth before being touched up again by Desmond for a run-scoring double in the fifth. He also served up an RBI double to Danny Espinosa in the frame and was pulled after throwing 73 pitches -- 50 strikes. He finished with five strikeouts and two walks.
Samardzija (1-5) will look to get back in the win column when he faces the Rockies Wednesday.
|Bullpen blows win for Jeff Samardzija|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/4/13) Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija (1-4) permitted two runs -- one earned -- and four hits over six innings during Chicago's 6-4 loss to Cincinnati on Saturday. The only run charged to Samardzija came on a solo homer by Shin-Soo Choo on the first pitch of the game as he trimmed his ERA to 3.09.
The right-hander was in line for his second victory of the season before Carlos Marmol surrendered four runs in the eighth inning, leaving Samardzija with a no-decision and extending his winless streak to six games. He struck out five batters and walked three -- the third straight outing he has issued at least three walks.
Samardzija will take the hill again Friday at Washington, a club he held to a .196 batting average last season while posting a 1-1 record and 1.15 ERA over two starts.
|Jeff Samardzija Ks eight in no-decision|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/29/13) Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija continued to rack up the strikeouts in his outing against the Padres on Monday night. He allowed three runs on four hits over five innings of work. The right-hander also struck out eight and walked four.
San Diego scored a run on a dropped third strike in the first for Samardzija's only damage over the first four frames. Then in the fifth, the 28-year-old gave up a two-run single to Yonder Alonso. He was done after throwing 101 pitches, 63 for strikes, and left with the game tied at 3-3.
Samardzija saw his ERA rise from 3.03 to 3.35 in the no-decision. He has 47 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings pitched.
His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Reds. When Samardzija faced Cincinnati on April 24, he allowed one run over six innings in a loss.
|Jeff Samardzija was one of the more pleasant surprises in Fantasy last season as he became a reliable starter for the Cubs after spending much of his first four seasons in the bullpen. He won a spot in the rotation out of spring training and went 5-3 with a 3.13 ERA in his first 11 starts. His high strikeout ratio put him on the Fantasy map immediately, but like all young starters he had some bumps in the road. The Cubs did their best to give him extra rest wherever they could and he appeared to get stronger as the season went, posting a 2.58 ERA over his final 11 starts. Samardzija finished the year 9-13 with a 3.81 ERA in 28 outings and struck out 180 in 174 2/3 innings pitched. He heads into the 2013 campaign with loftier expectations and still has a ton of upside at age 28. With the ability to post more than a strikeout per inning with a respectable ERA, Samardzija should be gone by the middle rounds in most formats on Draft Day. Keep in mind that poor run support in Chicago will likely limit his wins. (Updated 12/11/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/21/13||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Wandy Rodriguez|
|5/22/13||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|5/23/13||@ PIT||12:35 pm||Jeanmar Gomez|
|5/24/13||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Bronson Arroyo|
|5/25/13||@ CIN||4:10 pm||Homer Bailey|
|5/26/13||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|5/27/13||@ CHW||7:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
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