Found September 06, 2013 on Burning River Baseball:
Player of the Game Starting pitcher Scott Kazmir was dominant today, throwing six shut out innings and striking out a dozen before handing the game over to the bullpen. His 9.25 POG score marks this as his second best game of the season (he threw an eight inning shut out against the Mariners earlier in the year). This time, Kazmir allowed just four hits and no walks. His greatest asset then became his greatest liability when all the strike outs forced him to leave the game early due to a high pitch count. Feathers Up Scott Kazmir was on fire today, blowing away the Mets hitters easily. He struck out a season high 12 batters and all were swinging. Kazmir had a ton of movement on his mid 90's fastball, on which he recorded most of his strike outs. The Indians did the little things right tonight to slowly build a lead against Zach Wheeler and the Mets. They scored single runs in three of the first five innings, each time taking advantage of singles by moving the run...
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