SCOTT KAZMIR NEWS

Kazmir, Quintana both strong; A's beat White Sox 10-4

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Left-handers Scott Kazmir of Oakland and Jose Quintana of Chicago tuned up for the regular season with strong starts on Saturday, and the Athletics beat the White Sox 10-4. Kazmir threw 81 pitches, pitching two-hit ball for 5 1-3 scoreless innings. He walked two and struck out four. Quintana gave up six hits and two runs, one unearned, in six innings. He struck...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito Unlikely to Make A’s Roster

View image | gettyimages.com Barry Zito signed with the Oakland A’s for a second go-around with the team who he broke into the majors with.  He returns after a mostly disappointing stint across the bay with the San Francisco Giants who gave him a record contract (at the time) with the hopes he would maintain his Cy Young form he had while in Oakland.  That wasn’t the case...
Via TopSportsReport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir sharp in A's win over Padres

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Scott Kazmir pitched four scoreless innings, Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat a San Diego Padres split squad 13-2 on Tuesday. Odrisamer Despaigne, competing for a spot in the Padres' starting rotation, allowed two runs on six hits over four innings. He struck out two and did not walk a batter. Kazmir was sharp, allowing only a hit...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir debuts, A's top Mariners; Ferrell plays for each team

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Scott Kazmir pitched 2 2-3 innings in his first spring start and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Thursday. Kazmir gave up two unearned runs and three hits. He walked two and struck out four. Austin Jackson tripled and singled and Nelson Cruz, Justin Ruggiano and Jesus Montero each drove in runs for the Mariners. Jordan Pries, a Mariners...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now? T-Plush & the Tribe’s 2014 Spring Invitees

There might not be a more conventional form of Spring Training journalism than the “diamond in the rough” piece, in which uneducated guessers like myself ask burning questions like, “Could Bruce Chen be this year’s Scott Kazmir?” Never underestimate a baseball writer’s ability to turn a two-word answer—“probably not”—into a 1,000 word thesis on why southpaws make...
Via Waiting For Next Year
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Athletics, The Phillies, And Short Pitchers

If you watch the Athletics, you may have noticed something about their pitching staffs over the last few years. They’re… shorter than average. Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir, and Jarrod Parker are all six foot one or shorter, and none of the A’s pitchers are taller than six foot six. Look across the country at the […]
Via Fangraphs
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito, Scott Kazmir, and Magical Velocity Gains

Navigate to Ron Wolforth’s website and you’ll immediately see this. Normally I’m hesitant to engage with places that approach me like I’m watching the pitching equivalent of QVC at 4 a.m., but Ron Wolforth has the track record to make bold statements: he’s worked with Trevor Bauer since the first round pick was 14 years […]
Via Fangraphs
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is attempting a comeback with the Athletics

On Monday afternoon, long-time Oakland Athletics first baseman Jason Giambi retired. On Monday night, long-time Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Barry Zito rejoined the club on a minor league deal. Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the #Athletics and come to spring camp. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 17, 2015   The...
Via The Outside Corner
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

A Look at the Indians 2015 Starting Rotation

If the Indians are to make their second playoff appearance in three seasons, it will be largely due to the starting rotation picking up where it left off in the second half of 2014. The Tribe will enter 2015 with the same group of pitchers it ended 2014 with, avoiding the uncertainty that plagued last year’s staff after losing Scott Kazmir and Ubaldo Jimenez to free agency. Yet...
Via Burning River Baseball
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Comeback Kid: How Scott Kazmir Resurrected His MLB Career

Some players fear that independent baseball leagues are where big league dreams go to die. But a stint with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League helped Scott Kazmir resurrect
Via Stack
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Moves the Oakland A’s should make in 2015

The New Year is just around the corner and the Oakland A’s still have a lot to due in 2015. Even though they have made some big moves during the first half of the offseason, there are still some areas that need improvement. Here is the Oakland A’s to-do list for 2015: 1. Add a veteran starting pitcher to the rotation Scott Kazmir – 2013 The Oakland A’s bullpen is very...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Gavin Floyd be the 2015 Scott Kazmir?

When Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti and his team set off for San Diego and the Winter Meetings last week, there were two things at the top of their wish list: Adding a middle-of-the-order bat and improving the pitching staff. Earlier this month, they were able to cross the first item off with the acquisition of Brandon Moss. Almost out of nowhere on Tuesday...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 28, 2013

Backed by a strong six innings from Scott Kazmir, Cleveland’s 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins guarantees the Indians of at least a tie for one of the American League Wild Card spots. It is the Indians’ ninth straight win and 14th win in their last 16 games. It gives them a one-game lead over the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays. The Indians will win their game on Sunday...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin on Kazmir’s Rant: ‘He’s Speaking From The Heart’

A day after Scott Kazmir sounded off on his Oakland Athletics teammates, manager Bob Melvin weighed in with his take on the left-hander’s comments. “Well, look, Kaz is an emotional guy. After games a lot of times emotions run high. Sometimes you say some things whether or not you regret them later or not, but he’s speaking from the heart. Following the club’s 6-3 loss on...
Via BaySportsNet
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose 6-3 to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener of...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir, sloppy Athletics lose to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to Jake Smolinski, and shortstop Jed Lowrie made an error that led to a pair of unearned runs as the Oakland Athletics lost 6-3 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. After strengthening their AL wild-card lead by beating Seattle in the final two games of a weekend series, the A's looked sloppy in the opener...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #136: OakLOLand – Angels 8, Athletics 1

Well, that couldn’t have gone better. Not only did the Angels beat the pants off the A’s in the finale, but they sent them into full-on self-destruct mode afterwards. After losing all four games and scoring a combined three runs in the series, Oakland is in utter disarray. Their hitters were awful in the series. They made several fielding blunders. Scott Kazmir continues to implode...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir KO’d Early, A’s Fall to Angels

After two nail-biting games played in a playoff-like atmosphere went in the A’s favor to start the AL-west lead-deciding series, the Angels came back with a vengeance Sunday evening in front of a nationally televised audience. The highly-paid and highly-talented Los Angeles offense made short work of Scott Kazmir, knocking around the lefty for seven runs in just three-plus innings...
Via BaySportsNet
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels pound on Oakland; take back the West

After losing the first two games of the series, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim went out looking to avoid the sweep against the Oakland A’s, and regain first place.Jered Weaver and Scott Kazmir were the starters.Contrary to the previous two games, the Angels took an early lead. In the top of the second, Erick Aybar crushed a first-pitch slider, that bounced off the top of...
Via In The Neutral Zone
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Athletics 6, Mets 2

The New York Mets (59-68) took on the Oakland Athletics (74-51) tonight at O.co Coliseum for the first game of a short two game series, with Dillon Gee taking on Scott Kazmir. What you should know: The Mets got on the scoreboard first this evening, as Travis d’Arnaud launched his eleventh home run of the season, making it 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning. Oakland answered back...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Aug 19

After a very limited Monday, there are plenty of opportunities to spot start on Tuesday. Let’s look at the rankings: Scott Kazmir takes the top spot for two reasons: He’ll face the Mets, who are 29th in wOBA over the last two weeks (.268) and he’ll face Dillon Gee, who Steamer doesn’t like. That 50/20 W%/L% split seems a bit drastic to me, but I think Kazmir probably has...
Via Baseball Professor
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir Improves to 13-4, A’s Hold Off Twins 6-5

What looked like a sure win through six innings, got a bit dicey by the end, but when all was said and done the A’s had held off a Minnesota Twins’ comeback, holding onto a 6-5 win to take the first two games of the weekend series. Scott Kazmir set down the first 12 batters he faced before losing his bid for a perfect game, but maintained his shutout through six innings with...
Via BaySportsNet
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir, A's fend off Twins, 6-5

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Scott Kazmir faced the minimum through six innings before running into trouble, Coco Crisp hit a bases-loaded triple, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night for their 11th straight win in the series. Oakland owns its longest unbeaten run against the Twins, whose last victory came at Target Field on Sept. 10, 2013. The A's are 5-0...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir, A's fend off Twins, 6-5

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Scott Kazmir faced the minimum through six innings before running into trouble, Coco Crisp hit a bases-loaded triple, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night for their 11th straight win in the series. Oakland owns its longest unbeaten run against the Twins, whose last victory came at Target Field on Sept. 10, 2013. The A's are 5-0...
Via Fox Sports North
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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