Jeff Samardzija still remains winless despite pitching six shutout innings on Saturday versus the Braves where he allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out seven.
Despite allowing over two runs in a start only once this season, Samardzija has yet to find himself in the win column this season, with Saturday's six shutout innings being his latest casualty. He is now 0-3 with a 1.45 ERA and 1.05 WHIP through his first eight starts but has yet to show up in the strikeout department (6.84 K/9). The Cubs ace will be on the hunt for win No. 1 when he takes on the Cardinals on Thursday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Whiteside went to the bench with an ankle injury.
Whiteside injured the ankle or foot on a rebound and came up limping a bit, so with him just recently coming back from a hip injury it's likely a precautionary move to take him out. He was effective in Sunday's loss however with a double-double off the bench behind starter A'mare Stoudemire. More updates to follow once the extent of the injury and timeframe are better known. Analysis: Matt Selz