Found April 02, 2014 on Fox Sports Ohio:
Game times: 3:30 p.m., 9 p.m. on SportsTime Ohio Scott Kazmir must wait an extra day to make his Oakland Athletics' debut against a Cleveland Indians team that gave him the chance to revive his career last season. After rain postponed Tuesday's contest, Kazmir takes the mound in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday in Oakland. "I was ready to pitch (Tuesday)," Kazmir said following the first rainout in Oakland since May 5, 1998. "You can't let your guard down. I was ready to go. What can you do? Be ready to go early, that's all you can do." Kazmir revived a flagging career by going 10-9 in 29 starts with a 4.04 ERA and 162 strikeouts over 158 innings with Cleveland in 2013. It was his first season in the majors since appearing in one game for the Los Angeles Angels in 2011. The left-hander spent 2012 toiling in the minors in an effort to come back from a series of injuries and ineffective seasons. He signed a two-year, $22 million deal...

Kazmir's near flawless A's debut reminds Indians what they're missing

OAKLAND -- Scott Kazmir still has plenty of friends in the Indians' clubhouse. They just wish Kazmir didn't have success against him. After going six-plus innings in only six of his 29 starts with the Tribe last year, Kazmir pitched 7 1/3 inning of scoreless ball in his Oakland debut as the Athletics defeated the Indians 6-1 in the afternoon portion of Wednesday's day...

Indians face old friend Scott Kazmir in Oakland

The Cleveland Indians took part in a bit of history and helped the Oakland Athletics create some of their own in the season opener. The Indians will now try to beat an old friend Tuesday night, while the A's attempt to avoid another 0-2 start when they send Scott Kazmir to the mound. Cleveland handed Oakland a major league-record 10th straight opening-day loss Monday, scoring...

A’s manager behind Jim Johnson as closer after another ugly outing

Jim Johnson was supposed to give the Oakland Athletics a veteran presence at the back end of their bullpen. Instead he has pitched poorly blowing a save, taking two losses and posting a 45.00 ERA though his first two outings. “Those guys are playing their butts off and we should be 3-0,” Johnson said of hits teammates, via San Francisco Chronicle. “I’ll take the blame for...

Kazmir leads Athletics past Indians 6-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Scott Kazmir shut out his former team into the eighth inning in his Oakland debut, and the Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 6-1 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday.

Oakland A's Pitcher took a beardless picture 1.5 years ago for elaborate Twitter April Fool's joke

Very bearded Oakland A's Pitcher Sean Doolottle tweeted the following yesterday.After the game last night, I decided it was time for a change. New season, new look! Keepin it clean in 2K14!— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) April 1, 2014Yeah, win. [Cut4]April Fools! I took the previous pic in Jan '13 specifically for this joke! Been...

A's cruise to win over Indians in Game 1

Scott Kazmir’s debut with the Oakland A’s was everything he and his new team could have hoped for, and then some. The left-hander was dominant over 7 1/3 shutout innings as the A’s beat the Cleveland Indians 6-1 in the opener of the first day/night doubleheader ever played at the Coliseum. Kazmir faced just three batters over the minimum before leaving in the eighth to a...

Two appearances in A's uniform, two losses for Johnson

Jim Johnson fielded the questions he hoped wouldn’t be coming his way again. Two appearances in an Oakland A’s uniform have netted the veteran closer two losses and a blown save. The latest debacle came Wednesday night in a 6-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians that prevented an A’s doubleheader sweep that appeared signed, sealed and delivered. Johnson had a response for every...

A’s fan’s failed quest for souvenir ball results in concrete facial (GIF)

The lengths baseball fans are willing to go simply to get the chance at securing a souvenir ball can be mind-boggling. Take this Oakland A’s fan, for instance. During Oakland’s game against Cleveland on Wednesday, Indians outfield Michael Brantley fouled off a pitch back up and over a bit behind home plate. The fan so […] The post A’s fan’s failed quest for souvenir ball...

Baseball Profcast: Time To Believe In Kazmir?

In Episode 26, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley are back to recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Hating on closers who blow their first save of the season like Joe Nathan Doug Fister‘s extended injury timetable and his replacements Tanner Roark...

A's Sonny Gray is OK to make next start

Pitcher Sonny Gray will be able to make his next start Saturday against the Seattle Mariners without any health issues. The A's right-hander took a sharp grounder off his right ankle in the sixth inning Monday and had to be cleared by A's medical personnel to remain in the game. He was walking only a little gingerly after Monday's game and Tuesday said ``It's fine...

New Season, Same Results. A’s Lose on Opening Day… Again.

The A’s made history Monday night by setting a new Major League record, albeit a record that they wanted no part of. For the tenth consecutive Opening Day Oakland found themselves on the losing end of the contest, wasting a solid starting performance from their young ace Sonny Gray in an eventual 2-0 loss at the hands of the Indians. “You don’t talk about it, you obviously...

A's Fan Falls During Amateur Hour at The Coliseum

When a foul ball is headed your direction, most fan's instincts are to simply reach for it - maybe even jump a little. This guy, however, completely sacrificed his face to the concrete gods. For a foul ball. That he didn't even catch. Plus his Oakland Athletics ended up losing 6-4 to the Cleveland Indians.It's alright to laugh because apparently the fan is okay and.....

Another Big Ninth Off Johnson Secures Series; Indians 6, A’s 4

After fighting and clawing back throughout the night, the Cleveland Indians punished Oakland Athletics closer Jim Johnson for the second time in the series, scoring three runs in the ninth inning to split Wednesday’s doubleheader and to claim their first ... Read More

Three MLB pitchers primed for a breakout in 2014

Finding an undervalued arm before he catches fire is one the keys to betting early-season baseball. The mathematical masterminds at NumberFire have dug deep into their MLB analytics and predict three hurlers who have the stats on their side and look primed for a big breakout in 2014: Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics (+0.75 units in 2013) Last season, Kazmir posted some of his best...

Indians, A's game postponed due to rain

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The game between the Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians has been postponed because of rain.
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