The Cubs have said they do not plan on shutting down Jeff Samardzija early this season, but will give him an extra day of rest before each of his next two outings, (his final start of the season will be on regular rest in St. Louis).
13 Sep, 01:48 AM
The Shark has already thrown 20 more innings than his career high of 174.2 he pitched last season and is fourth among National League starters in in pitches thrown with 3,167. Samardzija has allowed five or more runs in each of his last three starts, (17 runs in last 18.1 innings pitched for an ERA of 8.35), and has served up five home runs over that span.
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