Kazmir getting tired
While we may have denied or even forgotten about the fact that this is Scott Kazmir’s first full season as a big league starter since 2010 and that he may have a point in the season where he begins to tire or his arm and shoulder may show signs of stress. Of course the same is true for any major leaguer due to the six-month long marathon that is the MLB regular season, but the concern for Kazmir is higher because of his sabbatical from the big leagues.
The left-hander struggled in three innings giving up five runs all in the first. It was clear from the get-go that Kazmir didn’t have good command of his pitches as he loaded the bases and served up a two-run single to Mark Trumbo and a three-run bomb to Josh Hamilton. He then battled back in the next two innings before allowing a leadoff single in the fourth before he was finally hooked for right-hander Matt Albers.
Despite being brilliant in his last start against Miami and undefea...