Cubs by the Numbers
172.2: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija tossed 1722/3 innings in 2012 during his first season as a starting pitcher. With no restrictions or plans to shut him down early, Samardzija expects to hit the 200-inning mark in 2013. The Cubs could use an innings eater especially if Matt Garza misses extended time with strained latissimus muscle. Samardzija has an opportunity to become one of the best starting pitchers in the game.