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How current Padres batters have fared against Jeff Samardzija

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Jeff Samadzija, today's Giants starter, is 3-1 with a 2.76 ERA in 29.1 innings of work over six games against the Padres, four of which he started. In that time he has held San Diego batters to a .239/ .323/ .376 line, but that doesn't mean all that much when you take into account that most of the batters he did that damage to are no longer Friars. With that in mind, I took a look at how he's done in the past versus guys who now suit up in whichever one of the Padres' 37 uniforms they happen to be wearing on any given day.

H/AB Slash line Other
Jon Jay 8/18 .444/ .474/ .444 2 RBI, BB, 4 K
Matt Kemp 1/4 .250/ .250/ .500 2B, K
Alexei Ramirez 3/15 .200/ .200/ .267 2B, 4 K
Adam Rosales 2/6 .333/ .333/ .500 2B, K
Melvin Upton Jr. 1/3 .333/ .600/ .333 2 BB, 2 K
Brett Wallace 0/2 .000/ .500/ .000 2 BB, K
Jemile Weeks 0/3 .000/ .000/ .000 K

Together they have 15 hits in 51 at-bats, good for a collective .294 batting average. Of course, most of the sample sizes are so small that they're completely meaningless, and even Jon Jay's 19 trips to the plate facing Samardzija aren't enough to draw much of a conclusion from. Hopefully he'll continue to dink him to death and set the table for the batters behind him.

You likely noticed that the list is fairly short. Christian Bethancourt, Jabari Blash, Travis Jankowski, Wil Myers, Derek Norris, and today's starting pitcher Andrew Cashner have yet to face Samadzija.