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Scott Kazmir | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Scott Kazmir went seven innings in Tuesday's 3-2 loss against the Astros, giving up seven hits, striking out six and walking one.
Kazmir had long since hit the showers when Houston pulled out the win in the 12th, but he put in another sterling effort while he was on the mound. Chris Carter served as Kazmir's nemesis, knocking in both of the runs on Kazmir's line (one was unearned) via a third inning two-run single. While he didn't pick up his twelfth win on Tuesday, Kazmir is still holding batters to a fantastic .210 BAA to go with a 2.32 ERA. He's allowed only 94 hits in 122 innings pitched. He'll look for a win against the Rangers next time out. Jul 23 - 2:40 AM

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All-Star Scott Kazmir blanked the Giants for seven innings, striking out nine, in a victory Thursday.

Kazmir allowed just three hits for the second straight start. It's the fifth time this year that he's pitched at least five innings and allowed no more than three hits. Only Chris Young, with seven such outings, has more among American League starters.
Jul 10 - 7:05 PM

Scott Kazmir limited the Blue Jays to one run and three hits over seven innings to earn his 10th win Saturday.

Kazmir outdueled Mark Buehrle in his latest gem. It's the ninth time this season that he's allowed one or no runs (technically, the 10th if you include the May 17 start in which he was ejected in the second inning), and he's currently third in the AL with a 2.53 ERA after overtaking Buehrle tonight (Buehrle's ERA went from 2.50 to 2.60 after he allowed three runs in six innings).
Jul 6 - 1:01 AM

The Athletics announced that Scott Kazmir did not leave Monday's start with an injury.

Kazmir was checked on by the trainers in the sixth inning and then left after throwing one more pitch, but the A's are insisting he's not hurt. The left-hander surrendered one run on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 frames against the Tigers and now sports a 2.61 ERA.
Jun 30 - 9:56 PM

Scott Kazmir left Monday's start against the Tigers in the sixth inning with an undisclosed injury.

Kazmir was initially allowed to stay in after being checked on by the A's trainer, but he was then pulled after throwing one more pitch. He appeared to grab at his right hip after the offering, but Oakland should provide more specifics about his ailment shortly. The southpaw allowed one run on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 frames before exiting.
Jun 30 - 9:21 PM

Scott Kazmir fell to 9-3, allowing seven runs over three innings as the Athletics lost to the Mets 10-1 on Tuesday.

Kazmir entered the start without having allowed multiple home runs in any of his 15 starts. He allowed three to the Mets on Tuesday. Overall, he surrendered eight hits and a walk while striking out four in what amounted to his worst start of the 2014 season. The lefty now carries a 2.66 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and an 84/21 K/BB ratio in 98 innings. Kazmir will look to rebound in his next start against the Tigers on the road.
Jun 24 - 9:51 PM

Scott Kazmir limited the Red Sox to two runs and four hits over seven innings to take a 4-2 victory on Thursday.

He struck out eight and walked zero. Kazmir has been about as consistent as you can get this season. His ERA has never been above 2.64, and he hasn't surrendered more than three earned runs in any outing. He's now 9-2 with a 2.08 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 80/20 K/BB ratio in 95 innings. Kazmir will take some cuts in batting practice to get ready for Wednesday's date against the Mets in New York.
Jun 20 - 1:16 AM

Scott Kazmir limited the Yankees to one run and three hits over six innings to win Saturday.

Kazmir didn't show any ill effects after the game was delayed for half an hour in the fourth because a bank of lights wouldn't come on. He won despite striking out just two batters. That's a first for him since June 2, 2010 when he was pitching for the Angels and faced the Royals. It was only the fifth time in his career that he's pitched as many as six innings and struck out two or fewer.
Jun 15 - 1:40 AM

Scott Kazmir threw seven shutout innings and the Athletics pounded the Orioles 11-1 on Sunday.

Kazmir allowed just four hits and two walks, striking out seven. The strong outing was a continuation of what's been a terrific first half for the southpaw, as he's 7-2 with a 2.20 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 70/17 K/BB ratio in 82 innings. The Yankees are the next on Kazmir's radar, as they'll meet on Saturday.
Jun 8 - 6:06 PM

Scott Kazmir got the no-decision, allowing two runs over 6 1/3 innings as the Athletics defeated the Yankees 5-2 in 10 innings on Tuesday.

Kazmir pitched well, allowing six hits, walking two, and striking out a season-high 10 batters. The lefty lowered his ERA to 2.40, his WHIP to 0.99, and now owns a 63/15 K/BB ratio in 75 innings. Kazmir has had a wonderful season for the A's after making a comeback with the Indians last season. He will look to keep it going in his next outing against the Orioles on the road.
Jun 3 - 11:58 PM

Scott Kazmir painted a one run complete game portrait Wednesday in a 3-1 win versus the Tigers.

Kazmir entered the evening 2-1 with a 1.91 ERA in four home starts, and he didn't disappoint in his fifth showing, this time against a stellar offense. He struck out eight, didn't walk a batter, and gave up only six hits. Unfortunately for him, one of those was Torii Hunter's fourth inning round tripper. Kazmir looked destined for a hard-luck loss opposite a game Anibal Sanchez until Joe Nathan blew the save in the ninth. The southpaw next travels to New York for a Tuesday date with the Yankees.
May 29 - 12:41 AM

Scott Kazmir allowed three runs over seven innings in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Kazmir, who was ejected in the second inning in his start last Saturday, gave up a two-run homer to Steve Tolleson in the second inning and an RBI ground out to Jose Reyes in the third. All told, he gave up five hits and one walk while striking out a pair. While he suffered the loss, it was his seventh quality start in 11 outings this year. He'll carry a 2.56 ERA into a start against the Tigers next week at home.
May 23 - 9:56 PM

Scott Kazmir was ejected in the second inning of his start Saturday night against the Indians for arguing balls and strikes.

Kazmir threw a 3-2 pitch right down the middle to Indians first baseman Jesus Aguilar but it was called a ball by home plate umpire Jerry Layne. Kazmir made a comment and Layne tossed him immediately. The left-hander officially allowed one earned run in 1 1/3 innings.
May 17 - 9:14 PM

Scott Kazmir pitched seven scoreless innings in a win over the Nationals on Sunday.

Kazmir gave up just four singles on the afternoon, striking out four. The left-hander bounced back from his first loss of the season his last time out, and he's now 5-1 on the year. He leads American League starters with a 0.97 WHIP, and his 2.28 ERA is fourth in the league. He'll start at the Indians on Saturday.
May 11 - 8:21 PM

Scott Kazmir served up four runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings in Monday's loss to the Mariners.

Kazmir entered this matchup against one of the American League's frailest lineups 4-0 with a 2.11 ERA and 0.94 WHIP through six starts. So naturally Seattle figured him out, the first time Kazmir has allowed more than three runs in an outing this year. Kazmir's last two appearances have been a little shaky after a stellar opening to his Oakland career, which is just his waltz with the seductress we call regression. The southpaw next toes the rubber Sunday against the Nationals in Oakland.
May 6 - 12:54 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
3Stephen Vogt
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jeff Samardzija
3Scott Kazmir
4Jason Hammel
5Jesse Chavez
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Jim Johnson
3Luke Gregerson
4Ryan Cook
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Fernando Abad
8Evan Scribner