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Kazmir, Astros end Greinke's win streak, defeat Dodgers

HOUSTON — Scott Kazmir pitched six solid innings, Jose Altuve and Luis Valbuena homered and the Houston Astros defeated Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Saturday night. A night after teammate Mike Fiers pitched a no-hitter against the Dodgers, Kazmir (7-8) didn't permit a runner until Jimmy Rollins singled to start the fourth inning. The Astros won a matchup of division...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir: Astros remind him of 2008 World Series Rays team

In 2008, the upstart Tampa Bay Rays made it all the way to the World Series. The team, which had then-24-year-old lefty Scott Kazmir on its pitching staff, was the surprise of MLB as a blend of young stars and veterans became an AL East powerhouse. Seven years later, Kazmir is 31 and a key figure on the upstart Houston Astros - and he sees similarities between this year's team and...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Kazmir named AL Pitcher of the Month after stellar July

Scott Kazmir has only been a member of the Houston Astros for two weeks but he's already picked up a major award.On Monday, Kazmir was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for July. In that span, he went 2-0 with a 0.26 ERA in five starts, three of them as a member of the Oakland Athletics. In his two starts with Houston so far, the lefty has thrown 14 2/3 scoreless innings...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Kazmir Pitches Well in Debut With Houston Astros

When it comes to the Houston Astros most would say that for the team to be truly competitive down the stretch they needed to improve their starting pitching rotation. The team must have thought so as well so it acquired Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects, catcher Jacob Nottingham and right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden. So--was it worth it?That question...
Via FatManWriting
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Too Hot to Handle: Royals Drop Opener to Astros and Dominant Kazmir

In Friday’s series opener with the surprising Houston Astros, there was really only one main story: the debut of Scott Kazmir. The newly acquired Astros pitcher was brilliant, throwing seven strong innings, giving up only three singles along the way. The Royals simply could not get anything going against the veteran left-hander, as he lowered his ERA to a sterling 2.24 on the...
Via Royals Blue
July 24, 2015  |  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

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