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Tough first inning again ruins outing for Jeff Samardzija

Tough first inning again ruins outing for Jeff Samardzija

First-inning woes continued to plague Jeff Samardzija in Saturday night's 7-6 loss to the Mariners as the first four Mariners reached base and he gave up a two-run homer to Kyle Seager. The Mariners led 3-0 in the first inning and Samardzija remains winless in August. He has not won since July 28 at Boston. Samardzija has allowed 25 first-inning runs this season. "It was a crooked-number homer and it seems to repeat in what we're saying here," Samardzija said. "Obviously, it's unfortunate and it needs to stop happening. I just have to get that ball down going in. You leave it out over the plate and Seager hits it out, that's it." He said he has...

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