This is an interesting matchup tonight. We know that Jeff Samardzija is not the pitcher he was when the Giants signed him before the start of 2016, but consider how he’s done against this particular group of Diamondbacks hitters. Well, first, the lineup:
He’s never faced Christian Walker or Merill Kelly, but he has seen everybody else. Jarrod Dyson, Eduardo Escobar, David Peralta, Adam Jones, Ketel Marte, Nick Ahmed, and Alex Avila are a combined 12-for-61 with 2 home runs, a triple, and a double.