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San Jose Mercury News Jun 22, 2016

Giants storm back from five-run deficit to top Pirates 7-6

Panik’s two-run double in sixth inning caps San Francisco rally, erases shaking outing by Samardzija

Giants sign top pick, Vanderbilt outfielder Reynolds

Giants sign top pick, Vanderbilt outfielder Reynolds PITTSBURGH - The Giants have signed their top 2016 draft pick, Vanderbilt outfielder Bryan Reynolds, a switch-hitter they were surprised to get with the 59th pick. According to sources he will get slightly over the $1.09 million bonus slot for his pick. The Giants did not have a first-round pick, which they lost for signing free-agent pitcher Jeff Samardzija, and took him in the second round.

Giants overcome three homers off Samardzija, come from behind to beat Pirates

The last time they won two consecutive games here in the same series, Brett Tomko threw a complete game to start a three-game sweep of the Pirates in 2005. The Giants trailed 6-2 after three innings, but they overcame an early barrage of homers against Jeff Samardzija and took a 7-6 lead in the sixth on Joe Panik's two-run double in the sixth. Five relievers combined for six shutout innings to secure the Giants' 10th win in their past 11 games. Blanco struck out, but the Giants got Samardzija off the hook by peppering Francisco Liriano and Jared Hughes for five in the fifth and sixth...

Samardzija goes the distance as Giants beat Rays, win sixth consecutive

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The ground ball skidded through the plastic grass and skipped over the mound.   Jeff Samardzija did not stick out a foot or lunge with his glove. He didn’t try to stop the ball or redirect… Continue Reading → The post Samardzija goes the distance as Giants beat Rays, win sixth consecutive appeared first on Giants Extra.
South Side Sox Jun 14, 2016

White Sox recall Michael Ynoa

After last night's game, the White Sox optioned Tyler Danish to Charlotte. Today, they’ve replaced him by recalling Michael Ynoa from Charlotte. Michael Ynoa was previously recalled by the White Sox on April 10 and sent back down after the game on April 11 without appearing. The Sox received Ynoa from the A's as part of the Jeff Samardzija trade. Ynoa had been a top 100 prospect with Baseball Prospectus in 2009 and 2010 before even throwing a pitch in a professional game. In 23⅔ innings at Charlotte this season, Ynoa’s walked 16, struck out 20, and given up two homers which was...
Sons of Steve Garvey Jun 11, 2016

Game 63 Thread: June 11 @ Giants, 4p

Scott Kazmir (5-3, 4.46) vs. Jeff Jeff Samardzija (7-4, 3.33). Last night's game may have been it, and the Dodgers got an (expected) gem of a pitching performance from Clayton Kershaw and an (unexpected) heroic home run by Justin Turner. Today's game? Well, it might just make you scream — despite the Dodgers winning Kazmir's last three starts. Samizdat has been a great deal for the Giants so far, although they've lost his last two starts. This game might be a thriller, so let's hope the Dodgers don't stop 'til they get enough runs to win. (high-pitched squeal)
South Side Sox Jun 9, 2016

MLB Draft 2016: White Sox draft day resources

Load up on information before the Sox make their first three picks tonight If you're wary of watching the White Sox in the middle of a five-game losing streak, Major League Baseball has provided a pleasant diversion in the form of the MLB draft, which starts tonight on MLB Network and MLB.com at 5 p.m. CT. The draft itself starts an hour later, with the first 77 picks broadcast live. The White Sox have three picks over the first two rounds, the middle one coming via compensation for Jeff Samardzija signing with the Giants (slot value in parentheses): No. 10 ($3,380,600) No. 26...
McCovey Chronicles Jun 6, 2016

McCovey Chroncast #28 - June Swoon

The Giants went 3-4 last week and lost Hunter Pence for two months. But it wasn't all bad! Madison Bumgarner was dominate. Just... try not to think about Jeff Samardzija right now. You don't really believe that as soon as the Giants enter the month of June they become a collection of moronic, untalented, reprehensible baseball players in name only, do you? Well, if you did, you'd have ample evidence to back up your feelings. Over the past several years, the Giants have been... suboptimal in the month of June. June 2016 has been no exception, and we're only 5 games deep! Does Samardzija's...
McCovey Chronicles Jun 4, 2016

Cardinals Dominate Pricey Human Hitting Machine, Jeff Samardzija, 7-4

The Cardinals crush 4 home runs off the Giants' third starter, who was cruising until he wasn't. Giving up home runs is Jeff Samardzija's game. Sure, teams wanted him during the offseason because he's got the stuff, a track record of staying healthy, and the tantalizing ceiling of Cy Young-caliber talent, but they all knew that the drag coefficient of his talent was dingers. Heading into tonight's game, he'd allowed for his career 1 home run per 9 innings. This season, he's been better than that. 0.7/9 innings. But, again, that was heading into the game. After tonight's loss (you know, the...

Cardinals thunder back to beat Samardzija, Giants

ST. LOUIS – By any set of metrics or eyeballs, Jeff Samardzija has pitched so much better this season as a Giant than he did last year with the Chicago White Sox.   In one respect, he might have pitched… Continue Reading → The post Cardinals thunder back to beat Samardzija, Giants appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles May 30, 2016

Giants lose holiday stinker, 5-3

Jeff Samardzija wasn't sharp enough, and the Braves are suddenly rolling at home. To put Monday's game into perspective, that was the first time a non-Peavy starter allowed more than two runs since Matt Cain did it on May 4. That was 24 games ago. If you want even more perspective, here's the breakdown of what Jeff Samardzija, Johnny Cueto, and Madison Bumgarner have done since Cueto was tagged for six runs against the Reds on May 2: 0 runs allowed: 4 starts1 run allowed: 9 starts2 runs allowed: 3 startsMore than 2 runs allowed: 0 starts That's a [takes off socks] 16-start stretch from the...

Jeff Samardzija not sharp, Matt Duffy leaves with injury as Giants lose at Atlanta

ATLANTA – Jeff Samardzija made an interesting comment last week after another in a string of successful starts.   Not only has he felt locked in with his pitching mechanics, but when they get thrown off, he can pinpoint what’s… Continue Reading → The post Jeff Samardzija not sharp, Matt Duffy leaves with injury as Giants lose at Atlanta appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants’ Duffy gets wrist X-rays amid loss to lowly Braves

In his shortest start with the Giants, Samardzija surrrendered five runs (four) earned in five innings in the Giants' third loss in 18 games. After five fantastic starts in May that yielded a combined six earned runs, the Shark surrendered three runs on one second-inning wing from rookie Mallex Smith, a bases-clearing triple. Brown also caught Samardzija's other five-run start, a sign perhaps that the young catcher was not in tune with his pitcher's unique mechanics. A Giants lineup that scored 16 runs over the final two games at Coors Field mustered a run and three hits in six-plus...

Giants notes: It's Samardzija vs. Foltynewicz, rehab schedule changes for Sergio Romo, a farewell to Turner Field, Braves organist readies his playlist, etc.

ATLANTA – The Giants are sending Jeff Samardzija to face the Braves’ Mike Foltynewicz here at Turner Field, so let’s just amend the rules of baseball.   First team to use all seven tiles wins.   The Giants could be… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: It's Samardzija vs. Foltynewicz, rehab schedule changes for Sergio Romo, a farewell to Turner Field, Braves organist readies his playlist, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News May 30, 2016

Pitching matchups for Giants-Braves series

Jeff Samardzija starts opener for San Francisco

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