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Scott Kazmir | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Scott Kazmir yielded three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday.
He struck out six and walked one. Kazmir came into Friday's start having allowed just one home run through his first four starts, but Kyle Blanks and Prince Fielder each took him deep. The veteran left-hander exited the game in position for the loss, but the A's had a big comeback in the eighth inning to take him off the hook. He'll bring a 1.62 ERA into a start against the Twins on the road next week. May 2 - 12:34 AM

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Scott Kazmir blanked the Astros for seven innings and struck out seven in a no-decision Friday.

Kazmir has been one of the AL's very best pitchers out of the starting game, amassing a 0.99 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP through four starts. Of course, the same thing happened last year, and Kazmir kept it going for most of the first half, only to lose it after the break. Given his build and history of durability issues, something similar might happen again. He's a great bet for the short-term, though.
Apr 25 - 1:58 AM

Scott Kazmir pitched another great game on Sunday, flustering the Royals with five strikeouts and holding them to two runs over 7 1/3 innings in the A's eventual loss.

In a game that saw four ejections, Scott Kazmir rose above the fire with another great outing. The two runs marked the most he's allowed in any of his three starts. For the season, he's given up just three runs on 10 hits over 20 1/3 innings, good for a 1.33 ERA. He's also fanned 23 and walked just six. The 30-year-old lefty will put these numbers up against the hapless Houston Astros (.202 team batting average) in his next start.
Apr 19 - 6:13 PM

Scott Kazmir allowed only one run over six innings of work in a win against the Astros on Monday.

The only run came on a Jose Altuve solo blast over the train tracks at Minute Maid Park in the fourth inning. The lefty allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out eight on the evening. Things are going swimmingly for Kazmir so far, as he's allowed just the one run over 13 innings while posting an 18/5 K/BB ratio. Kazmir will have to deal with the hot Royals in Kansas City his next time out.
Apr 13 - 11:06 PM

Scott Kazmir struck out 10 batters and allowed one hit while shutting down the Rangers over seven innings.

Kazmir pitched a beautiful game and was the shining pinnacle of efficiency in his first start of the season. He did walk two to go with the 10 punch-outs. Through five innings, he had already struck out nine on just 66 pitches. Kazmir had an ERA of 1.00 in 18 Cactus League innings and looks like he's carrying the good times over to regular season ball. The lefty posted a 3.55 ERA in 190 1/3 innings for the A's in 2014 and appears locked in to start the 2015 campaign.
Apr 9 - 1:35 AM

Scott Kazmir completed an excellent spring training Thursday with six frames of one-run ball against the Giants.

He didn't record any strikeouts but also didn't walk any and permitted just four hits. Kazmir was excellent during Cactus League play, putting up a 1.00 ERA with 14 punchouts over 18 innings. The left-hander was also terrific last spring and then carried it over into a superb first half before stumbling down the stretch. The A's hope he'll be more consistent from start to finish in 2015.
Apr 3 - 12:17 AM

Scott Kazmir was terrific in Saturday's start against the White Sox, tossing 5 1/3 scoreless innings.

Kazmir relented only two hits and two walks while striking out four in the outing. He's been nearly unhittable in three starts spanning 12 innings so far this spring, yielding just one run on six hits and four walks with 14 strikeouts. The lefty delivered for the A's last season, finishing with a 3.55 ERA in 190 1/3 innings and could have significant fantasy value if he can repeat the performance this year.
Mar 28 - 7:49 PM

Scott Kazmir was brilliant in Tuesday's Cactus League victory of a split-squad Padres team, striking out six over four innings of one-hit ball.

The veteran southpaw executed all of his pitches masterfully in this effort and had pinpoint command. He owns a terrific 1.35 ERA and 10/2 K/BB ratio through 6 2/3 innings on the spring season and is firing on all cylinders heading into the start of the regular season. At a depressed price in the later rounds of fantasy drafts, he could deliver a sizable profit.
Mar 17 - 10:51 PM

Scott Kazmir allowed a pair of unearned runs in 2 2/3 innings Thursday against the Mariners.

Both runs came with one out in the third inning. Overall, Kazmir allowed three hits and two walks while striking out four. The lefty was solid for the A's last season, finishing with a 3.55 ERA and a 164/50 K/BB ratio in 190 1/3 innings.
Mar 12 - 5:43 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the A's are not shopping Scott Kazmir.

There's been a firesale raging this winter in Oakland, but Sherman says the Athletics are now looking to add some pieces. Kazmir is under contract for $13 million in 2015 and can then become a free agent. The 30-year-old left-hander posted a 3.55 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 164/50 K/BB ratio across 190 1/3 innings in 2014.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Scott Kazmir hurled seven innings of one-run ball on Friday, defeating the Rangers to earn his 15th victory of the season.

The veteran left-hander allowed just four hits on the night while striking out five. The only run scored against him came around on an RBI groundout in the fifth inning. He wraps up his regular season with a 15-9 record, 3.55 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and a 164/50 K/BB ratio.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Scott Kazmir allowed 11 hits and six runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Phillies Sunday.

It was an up-and-down day for the left-hander -- he allowed 11 hits, but Kazmir also struck out nine on the afternoon. Fortunately for Kazmir, Phillies starter A.J. Burnett struggled as well, saving him from earning his fifth straight loss. Even so, it's tough to trust Kazmir -- whether you're the A's or a fantasy owner -- when he takes the hill against the Rangers on Friday.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 09:24:00 PM

Scott Kazmir was punted around for six runs -- four earned -- on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings Tuesday in the A's 6-3 loss to the Rangers.

Kazmir got through the first three innings without a hitch, but things fell apart in the fourth, when Jake Smolinski's two-run homer kicked off a three-run frame. After three of the first four batters reached in the fifth inning, Bob Melvin had seen enough. This start continues a disturbing trend. Even coming off a complete game against the White Sox in which he allowed just one run, Kazmir had gone 0-3 with an 8.20 ERA over his last four starts. Many owners don't have a better option to replace him with, so hope for the best when Kazmir (3.44 ERA) hosts Philadelphia on Sunday.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:11:00 AM

Scott Kazmir took a tough loss in a 1-0 game Thursday, holding the White Sox to four hits over eight innings in a complete game.

It was Kazmir's second complete game of this season and just the third of his career. He had been in the midst of a tough stretch, giving up 16 runs over 10 2/3 innings in his previous three starts, but you never would have known it from his performance today. He'll get the struggling Rangers next time out.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Scott Kazmir allowed three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in the A's win over the Astros.

Kazmir carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before surrendering those three runs. He was left with a no-decision because the Athletics didn't win it until the bottom of the ninth. It was a promising showing from Kazmir, who struck out eight, after a string of rough outings. He'll try to keep it rolling next week against the White Sox.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 06:53:00 PM

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