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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 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

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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

Scott Kazmir struck out nine while allowing four runs over 6 2/3 innings of work in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Kazmir was dominant at times but also allowed two home runs among his seven hits allowed. He's had those types of games this year -- he's allowed two or more homers in three of his six starts -- but he was good enough Tuesday to also take home his second win. The southpaw stands at 2-2 with a 5.68 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 30/8 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings to date. He'll square off with the Mets on Monday.
May 3 - 10:24 PM

Scott Kazmir pitched six innings of two-run ball in a loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

Kazmir's hand issues didn't seem to limit him tonight, as he struck out six and walked one in the 113-pitch outing. All seven hits he allowed were singles, many of them grounders sneaking through the infield.
Apr 28 - 3:24 AM

Scott Kazmir confirmed Tuesday that he will make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Marlins.

Kazmir has been experiencing discomfort around his left wrist and thumb since spring training, but he's going to try to keep pitching through it. The left-hander has posted a 6.63 ERA through four starts with Los Angeles. He signed a three-year, $48 million contract over the winter.
Apr 26 - 6:25 PM

Scott Kazmir is still planning to make his scheduled start Wednesday versus the Marlins.

Kazmir has been experiencing discomfort since spring training in the area between his left wrist and thumb, and he threw on flat ground instead of doing his usual between-starts bullpen session on Sunday. This is a situation worth monitoring. The left-hander owns a rough 6.63 ERA through four appearances with Los Angels.
Apr 25 - 9:01 AM

Scott Kazmir said he's felt discomfort in the area between his left wrist and thumb since spring training.

Kazmir said the injury occurred while batting last month. The left-hander isn't expected to miss any starts, but the injury could explain why he's struggled this year. Kazmir has pitched to a 1-1 record with a disappointing 6.63 ERA over four outings.
Apr 23 - 6:02 PM

Scott Kazmir struggled once again, giving up four earned runs in just five innings against the Rockies on Friday, but he ultimately didn't factor in the decision.

It's been a tough year for the left-hander, and Coors Field was a brutal venue in which to turn things around. The two homers did much of the damage, to be fair, while he struck out three and only issued a single walk. He left the game with a bruised left thumb. It's unclear if he'll make his next start as scheduled. Fantasy owners are probably best leaving him on the bench, though, as he has a 6.63 ERA in 19 innings and there haven't been too many bright spots.
Apr 23 - 12:59 AM

Scott Kazmir was removed early Friday because of a left thumb issue.

It's unclear exactly what the problem was, but he was wearing a brace after the game, suggesting that he could miss some time. Kazmir allowed four runs in five innings versus the Rockies before exiting.
Apr 23 - 12:54 AM

Scott Kazmir lasted just five innings Friday against the Giants and left the game with four earned runs on his ledger on seven hits and four walks.

Kazmir threw a six shutout innings against the Padres on April 5, but since that point, the lefty has surrendered 10 earned runs in just eight innings. His ERA has ballooned to 6.43 and his fastball velocity has dropped nearly 2 mph from a year ago. Despite his quality performance over the last couple of seasons, Kazmir is currently a risky fantasy asset. Moreover, he's next scheduled to take the ball on the road at Coors Field, which could just add insult to injury.
Apr 17 - 1:04 AM

Scott Kazmir was hit hard in Sunday's no-decision against the Giants, giving up six runs on seven hits in just four innings of work.

The veteran southpaw walked one while striking out four on the afternoon. He was staked to an early 5-0 lead but was unable to keep the Giants offense at bay, serving up three home runs in the contest. He'll carry a 5.40 ERA and 0.90 WHIP into a rematch against these same Giants in San Francisco on Saturday.
Apr 10 - 8:05 PM

Scott Kazmir looked in midseason form during Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Padres, striking out five batters across six scoreless innings.

Kazmir did not walk a batter, and the lone hit he surrendered came on a Cory Spangenberg infield single in the first inning. Strong, strong work from the veteran lefty, particularly considering that he floundered throughout spring training before being hit with an abdomen injury late in March. It is somewhat difficult to truly gauge his fantasy value at this juncture, as he pitched lights out for the A's (2.38 ERA in 109 2/3 innings) before being traded to -- and subsequently scuffling with -- the Astros (4.17 ERA in 73 1/3 innings) last season. When he is on and active, he makes for a reliable option. Kazmir will look to build off of Tuesday's sharp debut when he faces off with the rival Giants in his next outing.
Apr 6 - 12:59 AM

Scott Kazmir (abdomen) will make his next scheduled start on Thursday.

Kazmir exited Saturday's start with abdominal discomfort, but he was dehydrated more than anything else. More concerning is the left-hander's 7.71 ERA and reduced velocity this spring.
Mar 27 - 2:40 PM

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