Former Chicago Cubs Jeff Samardzija was traded to the Oakland A’s in a blockbuster deal meant to bolster the Athletics as they try to play well into October. Joining Samardzija was Jason Hammel who together with Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir, make up one of the best rotations in baseball.
The Athletic’s wasted no time with Samardzija as he started today in their finale against the Blue Jays.
He did not disappoint as the A’s went on to down the Blue Jays 4-2.
Samardzija’s stat line for the day: 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 5 SO
Not too shabby for everything that he went through over the last 48 hours. Not to mention it was against one of the better hitting teams in Majors.