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