Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 8/18/13
On Sunday afternoon against Oakland, Scott Kazmir struggled in his second consecutive game, despite being giving more than a week off between starts. On the whole this season, Kazmir have been much greater than expected (easy to do when nothing is expected), making 22 starts, winning seven and striking out 107 in 119 innings along the way. While he has struggled sporadically, his last two starts were the first time this season he had two very bad games in a row, allowing 10 runs in just eight innings across the two starts. This, combined with his admitted tiredness (aka dead arm), should make everyone wonder exactly how much left he has in the tank. One reason this season has been so impressive for Kazmir is that he spent all of 2012 outside of Major League baseball, throwing just 64 innings for the Suger Land Skeeters, an Independent Atlantic League team. In 2011, things weren't much different with injuries forcing him to throw just 18 innings between the Angels and AAA Salt La...
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