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Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Quality start in loss

Sampson (0-3) took the loss Sunday against Miami, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four in six innings. All of the damage against Sampson came in the fifth inning when the first three batters each had extra-base hits, including homers on back-to-back pitches by Jacob Stallings and Peyton Burdick. Entering the game, Sampson had allowed only three long balls in 43.1 innings. As a starter, he has a 4.33 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 31:11 K:BB in 43.2 innings across eight starts. His next start will likely be next weekend in Cincinnati.
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Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Falls apart in fourth inning

Sampson (0-2) was handed the loss during Sunday's 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Giants, allowing four runs on five hits and one walk with six strikeouts in four innings. Sampson went toe-to-toe with opposing starter Carlos Rodon through three frames until falling apart with two out in the fourth, surrendering five straight baserunners and four runs before recording the third out. The 30-year-old had held the opposition to three runs or fewer in each of his last four turns and sports a quality 3.74 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 32 strikeouts in 43.1 innings across nine appearances and seven starts. He tentatively lines up to square off against Miami over the weekend.
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Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Looks good in no-decision Monday

Sampson allowed two runs on six hits across seven innings but did not factor into the decision in Monday's 3-2 win over the Pirates. He walked one and struck out three. Sampson didn't get enough run support to earn the win, though he did manage his fourth straight start allowing three runs or fewer. That's pushed the righty's ERA down to 3.20 this season, and with the Cubs missing the likes of Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) and Wade Miley (shoulder) in the rotation, Sampson should be able to stick in a starting role. His next outing is scheduled for Sunday against the Giants.
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Cubs would be smart to shop Adrian Sampson ahead of the deadline

Adrian Sampson is probably the most underrated pitcher on the Cubs this year, despite starting only four games and appearing in just a half-dozen total contests In his six appearances this season, Sampson has pitched 27 innings. Even though that number is not high, his 3.33 ERA and 1.11 WHIP have made him one of the more consistent starters on the team.
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Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Takes first loss

Sampson (0-1) allowed three runs on six hits across 5.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Orioles. He walked two and struck out three. A two-run home run by Ramon Urias in the fourth inning was the most damaging blow, but Sampson otherwise pitched pretty well. This was the righty's fourth start of the season and his first decision. He's held his own with a 3.33 ERA and 1.11 WHIP across 27 innings. With the Cubs dealing with a handful of injuries in the rotation at the moment, Sampson should stick in a starting role for now. He's tentatively lined up to face the Mets on Sunday in the final game before the break.
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Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Pitches well in no-decision

Sampson allowed one run on four hits across 5.2 innings but did not factor into the decision Wednesday against the Brewers. He had no walks and struck out five. Sampson allowed a solo home run to Keston Hiura in the fifth inning but otherwise cruised through the Milwaukee lineup and lowered his ERA to 2.91 in the process. However, the Cubs didn't score at all until the eighth inning, so the righty had to settle for the no-decision. This was a better performance for Sampson then his last start, when he allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits across 5.1 frames. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next scheduled appearance Tuesday against the Orioles.
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Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Gives up eight hits

Sampson allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits across 5.1 frames Friday against Boston, striking out four while walking one. He did not factor into the decision. The Cubs would eventually come back to win, but Sampson's second outing of the year wasn't one to write home about. He got off to the worst possible start, allowing a homer to Jarren Duran on the first pitch of the game. He then went on to serve up a three-run double in the second inning and was pulled after allowing a one-out single in the sixth to Trevor Story, who would come around to score. Sampson will look to get back on track Wednesday against the Brewers.
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Cubs Recall Adrian Sampson, Place Daniel Norris on 15-Day IL

The Cubs have recalled right-handed pitcher Adrian Sampson from Triple-A Iowa and placed left-handed pitcher Daniel Norris on the 15-day injured list with a left index finger strain. This is Sampson’s third stint with the Cubs this season and he has yet to allow a run in 5.2 innings out of the Cubs bullpen.
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Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Recalled Thursday

Sampson was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Sampson struck out five in 4.2 scoreless innings against Atlanta on Sunday but was sent down by the Cubs a day later. However, the right-hander will rejoin the major-league bullpen after Daniel Norris (finger) was placed on the 15-day injured list. Sampson should serve as a long-relief option now that he's back in the majors.
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Cubs option Adrian Sampson to reach 13-pitcher limit

The Game of Thrones survival drama continued to play out for Cubs right-hander Adrian Sampson, who was retained by the organization and optioned to Triple-A Iowa after a stellar 56-pitch relief outing Sunday that makes him unavailable to pitch for several days. The Cubs were required to drop a pitcher...
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Cubs roster move: Nelson Velázquez recalled, Adrian Sampson optioned

Earlier Monday, the Cubs optioned Adrian Sampson to Triple-A Iowa. That was done in order to meet MLB’s mandate, effective today, that the Cubs (and all MLB teams) needed to get down to MLB’s 13-pitcher limit on the active roster, so this move accomplishes both. Sampson threw 56 pitches Sunday, so he wouldn’t have been available for a few days anyway.
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Cubs Promote Nelson Velázquez, Option Adrian Sampson to Iowa

Adrian Sampson looked a bit like Goliath in his outing for the Chicago Cubs this past Sunday, allowing just one hit while striking out five against the Atlanta Braves. However, today is the deadline for teams to reduce pitchers on the active roster to a maximum of 13 and someone had to get sent down for the Cubs to be in compliance. That someone is Sampson.
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Cubs' Adrian Sampson: Optioned to Triple-A

Sampson was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. Sampson spent four days on the active roster in his latest stint with the Cubs. His lone appearance came against Atlanta on Sunday, when he tossed 4.2 scoreless innings of relief while striking out five and allowing one baserunner. While that outing was excellent, he'll presumably be unavailable for the next few days, so he'll return to the minors for now.
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