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May 25, 2017
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CHICAGO -- During Jeff Samardzija's 6 1/2 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, he struggled through losing years and a rebuilding process that ultimately included his departure via trade.
Chicago Tribune 9 hours ago

Giants' Jeff Samardzija allows rare walk, three homers in 'normal' start at Wrigley

Jeff Samardzija sat alone in his Giants uniform on the top step of the tunnel next to the visitor's clubhouse at Wrigley Field on Thursday. The 32-year-old right-hander was collecting his thoughts after his team's 5-1 loss. Samardzija, a fifth-round pick of the Cubs in 2006 out of Notre Dame, walked...
Chicago Tribune 11 hours ago

Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija on his outing in 5-1 loss to Cubs

Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija reacts after his outing in the 5-1 loss to the Cubs, his former team, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune)
CBS Chicago 11 hours ago
Levine: Jeff Samardzija Is A Quality Fit For Cubs’ Needs

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Is A Quality Fit For Cubs’ Needs

The Cubs remain on the hunt for reliable, contract-controlled pitching, and Samardzija fits the bill.
San Francisco Chronicle 12 hours ago

Giants can’t answer the call, lose to Cubs again

CHICAGO - When a team gets stuffed like the Giants did in the final three games at Wrigley Field, it's human nature to look for a bogeyman. The Giants fully understand they were outplayed, which made them no less suspicious when the replay phone malfunctioned in the first inning Thursday. Kris Bryant hit the first of three solo homers against Jeff Samardzija in a 5-1 Cubs victory, their third in a row after the Giants won the opener. Bochy said “sources” told him so, and a visual inspection showed that a fan would need gorilla arms or a fishing net to reach over the basket. The Cubs...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 13 hours ago
Cubs 5, Giants 1: A basketful of home runs

Cubs 5, Giants 1: A basketful of home runs

The Cubs went deep on old friend Jeff Samardzija and took the series. Let’s get this out of the way first thing, before talking about the rest of the Cubs’ 5-1 win over the Giants Thursday afternoon. The ball Kris Bryant hit for his first-inning home run off Jeff Samardzija was not interfered with. Here’s video proof. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. You can see a fan reaching over the wall to catch it, but it would have landed in the basket otherwise. There’s almost no way anyone could reach over that basket. It stretches out a lot farther than it appears on TV. The...
CSN Bay Area 13 hours ago

Wrigley's phones keep Giants from challenging one of three homers given up in loss

CHICAGO The Cubs have a brand new clubhouse that visitors often compare to a spaceship, and this season their front office moved into a sparkling building alongside Wrigley Field that has a Starbucks on the ground floor and arcade games sprinkled among the offices.There are still plenty of old-school quirks at this 103-year-old park, however, and two of them teamed up to get to Jeff Samardzija and the Giants in the first inning Thursday.
Around the Foghorn 13 hours ago

San Francisco Giants: Long Ball Hurts Samardzija, Giants fall to Cubs

The San Francisco Giants came into Chicago hot and had a chance to make a statement. Having won seven of their last nine games, they had to win at least two games here. Instead, the Giants lose 3-out-of-4 and are heading back home 11 games out of first place. This game didn’t have much action […] San Francisco Giants: Long Ball Hurts Samardzija, Giants fall to Cubs - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
MLB 14 hours ago

Cubs crack three HRs in finale W over Giants

The Cubs picked up the home run pace on Thursday as Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist each hit solo shots to post a 5-1 victory over the Giants and Jeff Samardzija for their seventh win in the past nine games.
San Jose Mercury News 14 hours ago
Giants’ NL-worst offense betrays them again in loss to Cubs

Giants’ NL-worst offense betrays them again in loss to Cubs

Jeff Samardzija allowed three solo home runs in seven otherwise strong innings, but he had no margin for error.
CSN Bay Area 14 hours ago

Instant Replay: Samardzija, Giants unable to salvage split vs Cubs

BOX SCORECHICAGO The Giants won the first two games away from home, but theyll fly back to San Francisco with another losing trip. The
Cubs Insider 18 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Zobrist, Schwarber Back at Top as Cubs Look to Jump Shark

Jump Shark. Get it? Because that’s Jeff Samardzija’s nickname. Hilarious, I know. Eddie Butler will be making his third start and may give us more insight into who he’s going to be. His control hasn’t been great, but we’ve seen it be both a blessing and a curse in previous outings. Samardzija returns to the … The post Chicago Cubs Lineup: Zobrist, Schwarber Back at Top as Cubs Look to Jump Shark appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Muskat Ramblings 20 hours ago

#TBT Samardzija #Cubs

In honor of Jeff Samardzija’s start today for the Giants vs. the Cubs, here’s something from Photo Day in Spring Training in Mesa, Ariz.#TBT Samardzija #Cubs was originally published in Muskat Ramblings on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
The Cub Reporter May 25, 2017
Giants @ Cubs: Samardzija vs Butler (Game 46)

Giants @ Cubs: Samardzija vs Butler (Game 46)

SF (20-28): RHP Jeff Samardzija (1-5, 4.57) CHC (24-21): RHP Eddie Butler (1-0, 2.00)  First pitch: 1:20pmCST Butler threw 92 pitches over 3 innings and gave up 2 ER against the Brewers on Friday for a no-decision. The Giants are 9-42 (.214) against him. Belt is 3-7. Samardzija had a strong outing but ended up with a no-decision in St. Louis on Saturday (8 IP, 0 ER, 8 K, 0 BB). The Cubs are 22-79 (.278) against him. Jay is 12-30 with a HR. Ryu is out of the picture for the series with the Dodgers, so we get Lester vs Kershaw on Sunday. That'll be fun. Tomorrow is Arrieta and Wood at...

Giants' Samardzija to renew acquaintances with Cubs (May 25, 2017)

CHICAGO -- During Jeff Samardzija's 6 1/2 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, he struggled through losing years and a rebuilding process that ultimately included his departure via trade.
Sports Illustrated May 24, 2017

Jeff Samardzija's no good, very bad luck during his otherwise strong season

Jeff Samardzija's strikeouts are up, but some unusually bad luck has killed his numbers. What gives?

Jeff Samardzija Photos

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