Jeff Samardzija threw a full nine innings with one unearned run on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts but took a no-decision after the Cubs lost to the White Sox in 12 innings.
Despite holding down a 1.62 ERA and 1.12 WHIP, the Cubs ace is 0-3 through his first seven start of the season. Although his strikeouts are down a bit from previous seasons (6.84 K/9), he is on his way to setting career-lows in both ERA and WHIP, which makes up for the lack of swing and misses. If he continues trending in this direction the wins will start to fall his way eventually. He will be on the hunt for win No. 1 when he takes on the Braves on Saturday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr