Jeff Samardzija tossed his 1st career complete game in Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh. It was also the Cubs 1st team complete game of the season as well. On an innings limit in his 1st year as a starter, Samardzija used up 120 pitches to accomplish the important feat. He finished the season 9-13 with a 1.22 WHIP and 3.81 ERA. He racked up 9 more strikeouts in the outing and walked just 1 batter. It was his 17th quality start of the season – not bad for a lifetime reliever who finally earned a chance to compete as a starter out of spring training.
David DeJesus, Wellington Castillo and Tony Campana each had 2 hits in the win. DeJesus’ single drove in Castillo with the winning run in the 8th inning to get Samardzija the win. Alfonso Soriano hit his 27th home run of the season – it was his 92nd RBI in 130 games played.
Darwin Barney played in his 124th consecutive errorless game at 2nd base. His streak surpassed the 1,000th innings mark and he also set a National League record in the process…
GO CUBC GO!!!