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Scott Kazmir | Starting Pitcher | #29

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 193
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (15) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Scott Kazmir earned his ninth victory of the season on Sunday, allowing three runs on six hits over five innings against the Cardinals.
Kazmir struck out three and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. The Dodgers offense staked him to nine runs in the first two innings, so all Kazmir had to do was throw strikes and make sure the Cardinals didn't mount a major rally against him. Tommy Pham provided the big blow against him with a two-run blast in the second. He'll bring a 4.35 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Diamondbacks. Jul 25 - 12:01 AM

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Scott Kazmir allowed a solitary run over seven innings of work in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

On a day when the Dodgers had to shut down ace Clayton Kershaw due to lingering back discomfort, Kazmir offered some solace with his longest outing since May 14. The southpaw scattered four hits without issuing a walk, striking out eight Nationals in the victory. Kazmir improved to 8-3 with the win and will take a 4.30 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into Sunday night's start against the Cardinals.
Jul 19 - 11:21 PM

Scott Kazmir was lifted after allowing three runs in three innings Friday against the Padres.

Kazmir just didn't have it tonight, and the Dodgers opted to hit for him while up 8-3 in the third. It cost him a win, but it probably saved his ERA from further damage. He finishes the first half 7-3 with a 4.52 ERA.
Jul 9 - 2:16 AM

Scott Kazmir struck out 10 batters and tossed six shutout innings, leading the Dodgers to a 6-1 victory over the Rockies on Saturday.

He gave up only three hits and no walks. The excellent game improved his record to 7-3 with a 4.37 ERA. The veteran left-hander has not been able to match the success of his last two seasons, but he makes a good bounce-back candidate for the second half of the campaign.
Jul 3 - 2:16 AM

Scott Kazmir allowed four runs over five innings in a win over the Pirates on Monday.

All four runs scored in the first inning. Kazmir settled down from there and hung around long enough for his offense to get back into things. He fanned four and walked four in the victory and now stands at 6-3 with a 4.67 ERA. He’ll get the Rockies at home this weekend.
Jun 27 - 4:31 PM

Scott Kazmir managed to mostly hold the Nationals at bay in Tuesday's no-decision, allowing two runs on eight hits over six innings.

Solo home runs by Bryce Harper in the first inning and Danny Espinosa in the fifth accounted for the scoring damage on Kazmir's line. The veteran southpaw struck out four and walked one in the relatively uneventful outing. His season as a whole has been relatively uneventful in its own right, with Kazmir pitching to a 4.52 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 87/32 K/BB ratio across 83 2/3 innings. A road start against the Pirates shows next on his schedule.
Jun 22 - 12:56 AM

Scott Kazmir couldn't maintain a reasonable pitch count in earning a no-decision against the Brewers on Thursday, allowing three runs on five hits over four innings.

Kazmir struck out eight and walked two, but that shiny strikeout total came at a cost. Through four innings, the southpaw had already thrown 93 pitches (59 strikes). The Brewers scored all three of their runs against Kazmir in the third inning, with two coming home on a Jonathan Lucroy single and Lucroy himself scoring on a Hernan Perez sacrifice fly. Kazmir will carry a 4.64 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 83/31 K/BB ratio (77 2/3 innings) into a home start against the Nationals next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 17 - 1:35 AM

Scott Kazmir struggled with his control on Saturday in a no-decision versus the Giants, walking five batters in five innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out three.

Kazmir's bugaboo this season has been the longball, but he stayed clear of those tonight. His strikeout rate has improved this year but his 4.52 ERA is his worst mark since 2010. Kazmir will square off against the Brewers in his next start on Thursday.
Jun 11 - 11:59 PM

Scott Kazmir (leg) expects to make his next scheduled start Saturday against the Giants.

Kazmir was forced to exit Sunday's start against the Braves after five innings due to cramping in his left quadriceps, but it's not a major concern. The 32-year-old southpaw owns a 4.46 ERA through 12 starts this season.
Jun 6 - 7:22 PM

Scott Kazmir was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Braves after five innings due to cramping in his left quadriceps.

The Dodgers were likely just playing things cautiously as they had already built up a 9-2 lead and didn't want to risk further aggravation for the veteran left-hander. Before departing, Kazmir surrendered three runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings while striking out five. He'll take on the Giants in San Francisco his next time out on Saturday.
Jun 5 - 7:17 PM

Scott Kazmir allowed a solitary hit over six shutout innings against the Cubs, striking out seven, but didn't factor in the decision Tuesday.

Kazmir was stellar, but not many starters -- zero this year, in fact -- have gotten wins when squaring off against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. Kazmir issued just one free pass to go along with a harmless single by Dexter Fowler. He's now rattled off 19 strikeouts with just one run allowed over his last two starts. The southpaw will try to continue working on his 4.38 ERA and 1.21 WHIP Sunday against the Braves.
May 31 - 11:31 PM

Scott Kazmir held the Reds to one run in six innings and struck out 12 as the Dodgers beat the Reds 3-1 on Wednesday.

It doesn't mean that Kazmir's back, but it's a good sign. The only run to score against him came on a triple (near inside-the-park homer) from Jay Bruce that could have been caught by Joc Pederson. Kazmir went without allowing a homer for the first time in five starts this month. He's 4-3 with a 4.84 ERA.
May 26 - 1:25 AM

Scott Kazmir walked seven and gave up five runs in 5 2/3 innings Friday against the Padres.

One of those walks was intentional, but since he also hit a batter, maybe that evens out. Kazmir hadn't been any good coming in, but it was homers, not walks, that have been the main problem (he had issued 13 -- one intentional -- in 46 innings). Of course, there were homers, too, tonight. He gave up his 11th and 12th of the season to Derek Norris and Christian Bethancourt. He's just not a very good pitcher right now.
May 21 - 2:23 AM

Scott Kazmir pitched well in Saturday's win over the Cardinals, yielding three runs (two earned) on five hits over 8 2/3 innings.

So close, yet so far from a complete game. Kazmir was lifted in the ninth after Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a two-run homer to draw the Cardinals to within 5-3 with two outs. The veteran southpaw struck out seven and walked just one over his not-quite nine innings of work. He will carry a 4.89 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 43 13 K/BB ratio (46 innings) into his next start, a road date with the Angels.
May 15 - 12:18 AM

Scott Kazmir allowed four runs -- three earned -- in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Mets.

It could have been a particularly ugly night if not for some fine defense behind him. Kazmir gave up two homers, walked four and hit a batter before being lifted. He's been sloppy all year, and it shows no real sign of changing.
May 10 - 3:52 AM

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