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Astros fine pinning Game 2 hopes on Kazmir, despite his struggles

The Houston Astros walked in to Kauffman Stadium on Thursday evening and took Game 1 of the ALDS from the favored Kansas City Royals thanks to the arm of Collin McHugh (6 innings, four hits, two earned runs) and shutdown relief work from Tony Sipp, Will Harris, Oliver Perez and Luke Gregerson. Offensively, they were the beneficiaries of home runs by Colby Lewis and George Springer...
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Kazmir 'very disappointed' with results since joining Astros

When the Houston Astros picked up lefty Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics back in July, they were trying to bolster their rotation with a proven veteran that could assist Dallas Keuchel in anchoring the staff.It worked for a while, as Kazmir pitched well enough to be named AL Pitcher of the Month for July. However, as Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle points out, Kazmir...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir Returns Home in Trade Between Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros

OAKLAND, CA – JULY 18: Scott Kazmir #26 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Coliseum on July 18, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) Thursday afternoon, the Houston Astros announced that they had agreed with the Oakland Athletics on a trade headlined by pitcher Scott Kazmir. As a Houston native...
Via The Sports Journal
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros get Scott Kazmir from Athletics, beginning MLB trade deadline season

The seal has been broken on the 2015 MLB trade deadline. One team had to be the first to make a key addition before July 31, and a starting pitcher figured to be the piece that moved. First up is the Houston Astros, who acquired Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. The left-hander is having an excellent season for the A’s, compiling a 2.38 ERA in 18 starts with...
Via The Outside Corner
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics trade Scott Kazmir to Astros

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane isn’t afraid to make some bold moves. In some cases, these moves have included sending a star player to a division rival. That’s exactly what happened on Thursday. Seemingly out of contention in the American League West, the A’s have traded starting pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for two minor league prospects. ...
Via Sportsnaut
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Scott Kazmir edition

The Toronto Blue Jays were one of many teams to send scouts to Scott Kazmir’s start on Saturday night in Oakland. As the Athletics sit in last place of the American League West division with only the slightest chance of making the playoffs this year, they have made it known that they are willing to engage in trade talks with other teams over their ace. Saturday night’s start...
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Scott Kazmir edition

With a 17-0 dominant win Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs moved to 35-28 overall and hold a 1.5 game lead for the second wild-card spot. The Cubbies have had their share of up and downs this season, but seem to be finding their stride as of late. The team has gone back to being on the winning side of one run ball games and the bullpen has returned to form so it looks like they...
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

After Samardzija's impressive debut, A's hot rotation ready for the Bay Bridge Series (Week 15 preview: Athletics/Giants)

Week 15 Preview: San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics The battle of the Bay area resumes with San Francisco crossing the Bay Bridge and taking the quick trip to Oakland to take on the Athletics in the first two games with Oakland returning the favor on Wednesday in a unique scheduling twist that has become the norm in this series. The Athletics come in fresh off a four game...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir ejected in second inning after arguing with umpire

CLEVELAND -- Scott Kazmir's return to Cleveland was a short one as he was ejected during the second inning of Saturday's game. The Oakland left-hander was tossed after issuing a walk to Jesus Aguilar with one out in the second. Before getting ejected, Kazmir appeared to say to home-plate umpire Jerry Layne "why are you messing with me?" At that point, Layne tossed him. Kazmir had...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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/night doubleheader...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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