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NERD Game Scores for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Astros will not clinch the division early

There are 32 games left in the season for the Houston Astros, and they continue to lead the AL West with a four game lead over the Texas Rangers. However, the Rangers currently lead the Lone Star series 8-4 and there are seven games to go. The Astros will play four in Arlington in the middle of September and they will host the Rangers the last weekend of September. If the Astros...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins vs. Astros preview

A lethal combination of power and speed has helped the Houston Astros to what could be their best season in over a decade. It's their starting pitching, however, that is most responsible for their run of success lately. Scott Kazmir will try to continue an impressive run by Houston's starters Friday night when the AL West leaders open a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins vs. Astros preview

A lethal combination of power and speed has helped the Houston Astros to what could be their best season in over a decade. It's their starting pitching, however, that is most responsible for their run of success lately. Scott Kazmir will try to continue an impressive run by Houston's starters Friday night when the AL West leaders open a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Twins Preview

A lethal combination of power and speed has helped the Houston Astros to what could be their best season in over a decade. It's their starting pitching, however, that is most responsible for their run of success lately. Scott Kazmir will try to continue an impressive run by Houston's starters Friday night when the AL West leaders open a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Astros Aug. 23, 2015: As Clayton Kershaw starts, so does A.J. Ellis

This weekend has been pretty awful for the Dodgers. They were no-hit and Scott Kazmir outdueled Zack Greinke (the latter not nearly as bad as the former). But the Astros are also a good baseball team, so losing isn’t all that surprising. The same can’t be said about today, though. Dodgers Astros 11:10 a.m. Houston SS Rollins 2B...
Via Dodgers Digest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Homers Doom Greinke As Dodgers Offense Struggles in 3-1 loss to Astros

One night after being no-hit by Mike Fiers, the Dodgers sent Zach Greinke to the mound to try to tie the three-game series up at one-a-piece. Unfortunately for Greinke, his offense once again sputtered as Scott Kazmir was able to hold Los Angeles to just one run in six innings on Saturday evening. The Astros, however, got the scoring started early as Houston struck for single runs...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir pitches Astros over Greinke, Dodgers 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 22

There's only one really strong duel today, but it comes on the heels of a no-hitter, and is bound to provide some excitement of its own. And of course, there are plenty of aces going on this Saturday slate as well. Check 'em out! (all times Eastern): RHP Zack Greinke (LAD) vs. LHP Scott Kazmir (HOU) 7:10 PM The funny thing is this game may not even carry the most excitement...
Via The Sports Post
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

Rays Score Four in the First, Beat Astros 9-2

A four-run first inning was all Erasmo Ramirez and the Tampa Bay Rays needed to beat the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday night. Houston’s Scott Kazmir got the first two outs of the inning relatively easily before giving up five straight base-runners, capped by Tim Beckham‘s sixth homer of the year, a three-run shot onto the train tracks in left field to give the...
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 17

It's a short slate across MLB today with just 10 games, but we've dug into bringing you the very best matchups of the day. Check 'em out: Chris Heston (SFG) vs. Michael Wacha (STL) 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN Heston essentially came out of nowhere, like many Giants stalwarts do. The 27-year-old right-hander was a 12th-round pick in 2009 and spent six seasons in the minors with good,...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: Road trip recap

The conclusion of Thursday’s game for the Houston Astros bring an end to a horrid 10 game road trip. The Astros went up to Arlington, TX to face their instate rival, the Texas Rangers, and flew out to the bay area to play four against the division foe Oakland Athletics and two with the San Francisco Giants. The team went 2-8 winning the opening and closing games of the bay area...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores for Saturday, August 15, 2015

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. Read more about the components of and formulae for NERD scores here. *...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 11

Tuesday’s action brings all 30 teams back into action, but it’s still a pretty lean day overall. In spite of this, the preferred duel is a dandy. Check ’em out: Scott Kazmir (HOU) vs. Madison Bumgarner (SFG) 10:15 p.m. ET Kazmir wasn’t going to stay perfect in Houston, but despite allowing four earned runs last time out in a loss to the Rangers, just one was earned,...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Beane: A's offseason plans don't necessarily include trading prospects

The Oakland Athletics could have another eventful offseason, but not for the reason you might think. Having re-stocked their farm system with the recent trades that sent Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros, Tyler Clippard to the New York Mets and Ben Zobrist to the Kansas City Royals, the A's are obviously planning for the future. Despite that focus, and general manager Billy Beane...
Via Fox Sports
28 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

Kazmir looking forward to first home start with Astros

Scott Kazmir, obtained by the Houston Astros on July 23 from the Oakland Athletics for a pair of minor-leaguers, had his Astros debut on July 24 in Kansas City. He pitched very well, helping Houston beat the Royals, leading up to his scheduled home debut at Minute Maid Park Thursday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Kazmir, a Houston-area native, is pumped up about taking the...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Getting to Know the A’s Hot New Prospects

It’s been a busy week for the A’s – and for A’s fans trying to keep up with all the team’s latest acquisitions. The bottom line is that the A’s dealt Ben Zobrist and pitchers Scott Kazmir and Tyler Clippard for four pitching prospects and a young catching prospect – all between the ages of 20 and 25. With the A’s not looking like a winning team this year and the players...
Via Athletics Farm
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s time to stop giving A’s GM Billy Beane the benefit of the doubt

Prior to their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, the Oakland Athletics traded super utility man Ben Zobrist to the Kansas City Royals. This came on the heels of the team moving starter Scott Kazmir and closer Tyler Clippard. In what amounts to a fire sale, the A’s received solid returns for Clippard and Zobrist while seemingly striking out in their bounty for...
Via Sportsnaut
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers seen as favorites to land Cole Hamels

With both Scott Kazmir and Johnny Cueto already traded, the market for top-end starters around Major League Baseball has been set. Among the top names available is Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels, who is coming off a no-hit performance against the Chicago Cubs—a performance that could be his last in a Phillies uniform. Now that the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals have...
Via Sportsnaut
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins trade rumors: Tyler Clippard edition

The trade deadline is now only five days away, and teams are frantically trying to improve their rosters in order to rise above the rest of the league. While most blockbuster trades happen as close to the trade deadline as possible, there have already been two in the past few days. Scott Kazmir was traded from the Oakland A’s to the Houston Astros earlier this week, and, just moments...
Via isportsweb.com
July 26, 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

Kazmir pitches shutout ball in Astros debut, blanking Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Scott Kazmir pitched seven strong innings in his Houston debut, leading the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kanas City Royals on Friday night. The 31-year-old left-hander limited the Royals to three singles and only runner past first (Mike Moustakas in the fourth). Kazmir (6-5), who lowered his ERA to 2.24, retired the final nine Royals he faced. Kazmir, acquired by...
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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