Jeff Samardzija hurled eight innings of one-run ball in Thursday's win over the Astros, giving up five hits, two walks while punching out six.
Samardzija picked up his second win since being dealt to the A's on Thursday, having now allowed three runs for less in three of his first four starts with the team. he is now 4-8 with a 2.80 ERA and 1.10 WHIP through 21 total starts while owning a solid 123:33 K:BB rate over 138.0 innings. Now that he has an offense behind him that is going to provide him with plenty of run support on most occasions, expect the Shark to have a solid second half with his new team. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett