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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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The Athletics are pushing Scott Kazmir's next scheduled start back a day from Saturday to Sunday.
He's flip-flopping with Jeff Samardzija, who will now get the ball Saturday. With Jon Lester going on Friday, the A's wanted to split up their lefties. Aug 28 - 6:47 PM

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Scott Kazmir was hammered in Sunday’s loss to the Angels, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits over just three-plus innings of work.

The veteran left-hander walked two and struck out one in the abbreviated outing, needing 61 pitches to record just nine outs. Even with the trainwreck, Kazmir owns a stellar 14-5 record, 3.08 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 132/38 K/BB ratio over his 158 innings on the season. He’ll look to get back on track when he takes on the Angels in Los Angeles on Friday.
Aug 24 - 11:14 PM

Scott Kazmir went six innings in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Mets, giving up one run on four hits.

Kazmir walked three and struck out six. The only nitpick in this performance was the lack of efficiency, as the lefty was yanked after 105 pitches. Kazmir entered the game 7-2 with a 2.34 ERA at O.co Coliseum, but he had coughed up nine runs and 15 hits over 12 2/3 innings in his two previous home starts in August. Those outings represented the only times he'd given up more than three runs in a start since June 2. The southpaw improves to 14-5 with a 2.73 ERA, numbers he'll take into a date against his former employer the Angels on Sunday.
Aug 20 - 1:29 AM

Scott Kazmir allowed 10 hits and four runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

It was an uncharacteristic start for Kazmir, who hadn't allowed more than three runs in a start since June 24 and hadn't given up 10 hits in a start all year. The lefty walked one and struck out two in the loss. Despite the bad outing, Kazmir remains 12-4 with a 2.53 ERA. He'll likely be better his next time out Friday against the Twins.
Aug 3 - 8:56 PM

Despite not being at his best, Scott Kazmir picked up his 12th victory of the season on Sunday by limiting the Rangers to two runs on seven hits over his five innings.

Kazmir walked two and struck out two, needing 94 pitches to labor through five innings in the excruciating Texas heat. The veteran southpaw has been terrific again this season, compiling a 2.37 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 116/30 K/BB ratio over 129 1/3 innings. He’ll look to keep things rolling when he does battle against the Royals on Saturday.
Jul 27 - 10:35 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1John Jaso
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jesse Chavez
8Evan Scribner