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San Jose Mercury News Mar 24, 2017
Giants notes: There’s no hiding how strong Dave Righetti’s rotation appears to be

Giants notes: There’s no hiding how strong Dave Righetti’s rotation appears to be

The Giants don't want NL West opponents to get too familiar with their starting pitchers, but with Jeff Samardzija rounding into form, there's no hiding the fact that the rotation looks strong as camp nears its end.

Giants’ Smith eyes April, 2018 return

Giants’ Smith eyes April, 2018 return Smith will undergo the surgery in Los Angeles next week and miss the 2017 season. The doctors threw all kinds of rehab alternatives at the left-hander, but his decision was easy because he also knew he would lose 2018 if conservative treatment did not work and in three months he needed Tommy John anyway. Jeff Samardzija was coming off two horrible starts (7 2/3 innings, 11 earned runs, 17 hits). In Friday's 6-5 victory, he held Colorado to two singles in four shutout innings. "The good thing about Buster is, he knows what he's talking about and he...
Around the Foghorn Mar 24, 2017

San Francisco Giants: Takeaways from Posey and Crawford’s first game back

The San Francisco Giants two American Hero’s returned to the lineup Friday, making their first appearance in two weeks. As the season approaches, we’ll get to see more of an ‘Opening Day lineup’ these coming games. Friday afternoon, Jeff Samardzija and the San Francisco Giants squared off against Jon Gray at Salt River Fields. Samardzija […] San Francisco Giants: Takeaways from Posey and Crawford’s first game back - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Around the Foghorn Mar 20, 2017

San Francisco Giants Comeback Against the WhiteSox: Positives and Negatives from the Win

The San Francisco Giants largely rolled out a triple-a team today and nearly paid for it. But they managed to pull it out, getting a 3-2 victory over the Chicago WhiteSox. In reality, spring training records are not something to be worried about. Heck, even “bad springs” like the ones Jeff Samardzija and Hunter Pence […] San Francisco Giants Comeback Against the WhiteSox: Positives and Negatives from the Win - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Brew Crew Ball Mar 19, 2017
Zach Davies stars as Milwaukee Brewers defeat San Francisco Giants 6-4

Zach Davies stars as Milwaukee Brewers defeat San Francisco Giants 6-4

Zach Davies pitched 5.1 innings of two-hit baseball, while the offense roughed up Jeff Samardzija. Box Score It was a great day for starting pitcher Zach Davies. After getting roughed up for six runs against the Cubs earlier in the week, Davies came out and put together a strong spring start. He pitched 5 1⁄3 innings, allowing just two runs while striking out six. Davies has been the front-runner for the #2 spot in the rotation for a while now, and this performance will continue to distance himself from the rest of the candidates. Meanwhile, the Brewers offense carried some of their...
Brew Crew Ball Mar 19, 2017
Spring Training Game Thread #24: Milwaukee Brewers @ San Francisco Giants

Spring Training Game Thread #24: Milwaukee Brewers @ San Francisco Giants

Zach Davies gets the start today, facing Jeff Samardzija of the Giants. The Brewers have spent this weekend facing the three most recent World Series champions. On Friday, the 2015 champion Royals came in and took a win away. Yesterday, the 2016 champion Cubs came to Maryvale to play, and the Brewers drubbed them in a show of offense. Today, the Brewers travel to play the champions from 2010, 2012, and 2014, the San Francisco Giants. It’s Zach Davies getting the start today, and he got beat up in his last start this spring. Against the Reds, he pitched four innings and allowed three runs...
McCovey Chronicles Mar 16, 2017
Jeff Samardzija might be the most predictable pitcher in baseball

Jeff Samardzija might be the most predictable pitcher in baseball

Jeff Samardzija has been roughly the same pitcher for the last five seasons, and the Giants are glad they have him. Jeff Samardzija has four years left on his contract with the Giants. There’s always a chance that he’ll get traded before the end of the deal, but there’s nothing in the organization’s recent history that suggests that would happen. Even when the Giants were dreadful from 2005 through 2008, they never rebuilt. And the market for a 35-year-old starter making close to $20 million probably isn’t going to be so hot in 2020. It’s ... it’s just hitting me now. We’d...

Buster Posey’s absence means more work for Giants’ backups

Buster Posey’s absence means more work for Giants’ backups Meantime, backup catcher Nick Hundley is getting extra work with the pitching staff, probably a good thing for the newcomer who signed a one-year deal in January. The right-hander worked his pitch count to 76 but gave up seven runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. The big hit was Carlos Gomez’s grand slam in the second inning. In an earlier at-bat, Samardzija struck out Gomez on a 3-2 slider, one of his four strikeouts. Samardzija and closer Mark Melancon were to be added to the player pool for...
CSN Bay Area Mar 14, 2017

Samardzija roughed up by Rangers, Giants cut 12 after loss

BOX SCOREThe Giants gave Jeff Samardzija a lead in the top of the first Monday night, but it didn't last long.The second-year Giant allowed
San Jose Mercury News Mar 10, 2017
Melancon, Samardzija added to USA player pool for WBC’s later rounds

Melancon, Samardzija added to USA player pool for WBC’s later rounds

Giants closer could pitch in the second round if American team advances
Athletics Nation Mar 3, 2017
Spring Training Game 7: A’s Belittle Giants

Spring Training Game 7: A’s Belittle Giants

For today’s affair, the A’s once again handily defeated their rivals across the bay in an all around strong effort on both sides of the baseball, stars and scrubs alike. ***Click Here to Visit Today’s Game Thread*** Unusually, the same starters from the contest for each team were slated to take the mound in the rematch between the two rivals, as Kendall Graveman was set to take the mound against Jeff Samardzija. In the first game between the A’s and Giants, Graveman was able to get the best of Samardzija as he pitched a scoreless inning in which he was forced to navigate out of a...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 3, 2017
Giants notes: Trevor Brown embraces chance to grow as a catcher, Jeff Samardzija sharp, etc.

Giants notes: Trevor Brown embraces chance to grow as a catcher, Jeff Samardzija sharp, etc.

Trevor Brown, who knocked Nick Hundley onto the disabled list with a foul tip last season, understands he can't try to knock Hundley off the Giants roster this spring
CSN Bay Area Mar 3, 2017

Giants spring training Day 19: Samardzija sharp, but Giants drop sixth straight

MESA, Ariz. The Giants havent done much right over the past week. Theyve lost six straight after opening the spring 3-0. They made six errors in a home game on Thursday. On Friday, they had three hits in a 6-1 loss to the As.But there was a positive to take away from the game. With the exception of one pitch, Jeff Samardzija was sharp in 2 2/3 innings. In his second outing of the spring, Samardzija struck out three, allowing his lone run on a Yonder Alonso homer.

Giants’ Posey and his ‘old man neck’ set to face A’s

Giants’ Posey and his ‘old man neck’ set to face A’s SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Buster Posey, sidelined for two days by a sore neck, is starting behind the plate and batting third against the A's at Mesa on Friday. Old man neck, Posey said. Posey is leaving for the World Baseball Classic and plans to cram a lot of work into the next three games. Posey expects to be ready for competition despite carrying just four plate appearances and nine defensive inning into Friday's game. Several regulars are making the trip to Mesa to play behind Jeff Samardzija. Johnny Cueto is in Scottsdale and...
Rotoworld Feb 27, 2017

Samardzija gives up two runs in one inning - Jeff Samardzija (S) San Francisco Giants

Jeff Samardzija started against the Athletics and gave up two runs in one inning on Monday.

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