|Dec. 3 10:08 PM PT11:08 PM MT12:08 AM CT1:08 AM ET1:08 ET6:08 GMT14:08 CST11:08 PM MST1:08 AM EST1:38 AM VEN10:08 UAE12:08 AM CT-The Chicago Cubs have offered contract for next season to Samardzija and Travis Wood and reached agreements with catcher George Kottaras and infielder Donnie Murphy.
Analysis: Besides Samardzija and Wood, the Cubs also offered contracts to five other arbitration-eligible players: pitchers Pedro Strop and James Russell, infielders Darwin Barney and Luis Valbuena and outfielder Nate Schierholtz.
|Sep. 29 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET22:22 ET2:22 GMT10:22 CST7:22 PM MST9:22 PM EST9:52 PM VEN6:22 UAE (+1)9:22 PM CT-In his final start of the year, Samardzija allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings Sunday in a 4-0 loss at St. Louis.
Analysis: Samardzija wasn't very sharp down the stretch, going 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA in his final six outings. The right-hander went 8-13 with a 4.34 on the season.
|Aug. 25 12:55 PM PT1:55 PM MT2:55 PM CT3:55 PM ET15:55 ET19:55 GMT3:55 CST12:55 PM MST2:55 PM EST3:25 PM VEN23:55 UAE2:55 PM CT-Samardzija allowed two runs and seven hits in eight innings Saturday in a 3-2 win at San Diego.
Analysis: Samardzija has now won back-to-back starts while posting a 1.59 ERA. He has allowed two runs or fewer in eight of his 13 road starts this year.
|Aug. 20 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 CST2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Samardzija ended a five-start winless stretch with his third career complete game and second of the season in the Cubs' 11-1 win over Washington on Monday.
Analysis: Samardzija was brilliant, limiting the Nationals to one run and six hits. He had posted a 9.39 ERA over his previous three starts.
|Aug. 9 1:11 PM PT2:11 PM MT3:11 PM CT4:11 PM ET16:11 ET20:11 GMT4:11 CST1:11 PM MST3:11 PM EST3:41 PM VEN0:11 UAE (+1)3:11 PM CT-Samardzija endured one of the worst outings of his career in a 12-1 drubbing to Philadelphia on Thursday.
Analysis: Samardzija (6-11, 4.23 ERA) gave up nine runs and a career-high 11 hits in 3 1-3 innings, his shortest outing of the year. He's allowed nine runs in two of his last six starts and was 1-1 with a 2.42 ERA in his other four games.
|July 30 11:38 AM PT12:38 PM MT1:38 PM CT2:38 PM ET14:38 ET18:38 GMT2:38 CST11:38 AM MST1:38 PM EST2:08 PM VEN22:38 UAE1:38 PM CT-Samardzija came away without a decision despite one of his best outings of the season in Chicago's 5-0 loss to Milwaukee on Monday.
Analysis: Samardzija gave up three hits over seven scoreless innings while striking out seven. He owns a 1.80 ERA since allowing a career worst-tying nine runs in a 13-2 loss to the Angels on July 10.
|June 30 12:07 PM PT1:07 PM MT2:07 PM CT3:07 PM ET15:07 ET19:07 GMT3:07 CST12:07 PM MST2:07 PM EST2:37 PM VEN23:07 UAE2:07 PM CT-Samardzija pitched well again, but had nothing to show for it Saturday in a 5-3, 11-inning win at Seattle.
Analysis: He's 2-0 with a 2.82 ERA over his last three starts.
|June 24 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET16:57 ET20:57 GMT4:57 CST1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST4:27 PM VEN0:57 UAE (+1)3:57 PM CT-Samardzija (5-7) won his second straight, with five strikeouts and no walks in Sunday's 14-6 win over Houston.
Analysis: It was his first start without yielding a walk this season.
|June 19 12:40 PM PT1:40 PM MT2:40 PM CT3:40 PM ET15:40 ET19:40 GMT3:40 CST12:40 PM MST2:40 PM EST3:10 PM VEN23:40 UAE2:40 PM CT-Samardzija allowed two runs and seven hits over 8 1-3 innings to beat the Cardinals 4-2 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Samardzija had given up nine runs and 18 hits over 12 innings in his prior two outings.
|June 9 5:19 PM PT6:19 PM MT7:19 PM CT8:19 PM ET20:19 ET0:19 GMT8:19 CST5:19 PM MST7:19 PM EST7:49 PM VEN4:19 UAE (+1)7:19 PM CT-Samardzija was charged with four runs and eight hits over six innings in the Cubs' 6-2 loss to the Pirates on Saturday.
Analysis: Samardzija has given up seven runs over 12 1-3 innings in his last two starts after allowing three runs over 24 innings in his previous three outings.
|May 28 10:49 AM PT11:49 AM MT12:49 PM CT1:49 PM ET13:49 ET17:49 GMT1:49 CST10:49 AM MST12:49 PM EST1:19 PM VEN21:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-Samardzija threw a complete game, two-hit shutout as the Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox 7-0 on Monday.
Analysis: Samardzija had dropped five straight on the road in interleague play so this was a pleasant fantasy surprise.
|May 23 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET17:49 ET21:49 GMT5:49 CST2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST5:19 PM VEN1:49 UAE (+1)4:49 PM CT-Samardzija held the Pirates to one run, three hits and a walk over seven innings on Wednesday, though he received the loss in a 1-0 defeat.
Analysis: Samardzija is 2-6, though his ERA and run support average both sit at 3.25.
|May 16 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 CST1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Samardzija yielded two runs and five hits over eight innings in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Wednesday.
Analysis: Samardzija recorded his first victory since opening day as he had been 0-5 with a 4.43 ERA in seven starts since.
|Apr. 25 11:19 AM PT12:19 PM MT1:19 PM CT2:19 PM ET14:19 ET18:19 GMT2:19 CST11:19 AM MST1:19 PM EST1:49 PM VEN22:19 UAE1:19 PM CT-Samardzija threw six innings of one-run ball in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Reds.
Analysis: Samardzija (1-4) had his fourth consecutive loss after beating Pittsburgh on Opening Day.
|Apr. 1 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET18:16 ET22:16 GMT6:16 CST3:16 PM MST5:16 PM EST5:46 PM VEN2:16 UAE (+1)5:16 PM CT-Samardzija allowed just two hits over eight shutout innings in a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh in the season opener on Monday.
Analysis: Samardzija also struck out nine and improved to 1-0 on the season.
|Mar. 3 10:42 AM PT11:42 AM MT12:42 PM CT1:42 PM ET13:42 ET18:42 GMT2:42 CST11:42 AM MST1:42 PM EST2:12 PM VEN22:42 UAE12:42 PM CT-Samardzija will be the opening-day starter for the Chicago Cubs, who said Matt Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side that is preventing the right-hander from throwing.
Analysis: Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Sunday that Samardzija will start at Pittsburgh on April 1. He was 9-13 with a 3.81 ERA last season, when he had a 2.39 ERA in his last seven starts. Samardzija will be joined in the rotation by Travis Wood, Carlos Villanueva, Edwin Jackson and Scott Feldman.
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|2009||ChC||1||3||0 - 0||20||2||0||34.2||46||29||29||7||15||1||21||1.76||7.53||$1.17|
|2010||ChC||2||2||0 - 0||7||3||0||19.1||21||22||18||4||20||1||9||2.12||8.38||-$.17|
|2011||ChC||8||4||0 - 2||75||0||0||88.0||64||35||29||5||50||3||87||1.30||2.97||$129.00|
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