|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||160.00||11.00||9.00||0.00||3.66||1.25||158.00||50.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City|| 13.0||0||2|| 4.85||0||2||5|
|vs LHB|| 44.0||0||0|| 3.68||0||13||42|
|vs RHB|| 146.1||0||0|| 3.51||0||37||122|
|09/29/2014||Josh Harrison, 3B PIT||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK|
|09/29/2014||Michael Brantley, LF CLE|
Matt Joyce, LF TB
Scott Kazmir, SP OAK
Salvador Perez, C KC
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C MIA|
Peter Bourjos, CF STL
Matt Garza, SP MIL
Carlos Beltran, DH NYY
|09/29/2014||J.D. Martinez, LF DET|
Hector Rondon, RP CHC
|Scott Kazmir, SP OAK|
Elvis Andrus, SS TEX
|Last 10 Games|
|Scott Kazmir closes out season with a strong start |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/26/14) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir turned in a strong start Friday against the Rangers.
Kazmir allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits over seven innings. He struck out five and did not issue any walks during the outing. After a resurgent 2013, Kazmir managed to repeat his success this year. He finishes the season with a 3.55 ERA.
Kazmir allowed his first run in the first inning. After a leadoff single, Kazmir gave up a run-scoring double later in the frame. He would settle in over the next three innings, not giving up a run. He gave up his final run on an error in the fifth inning.
With the win, Kazmir improved to 15-9.
|Scott Kazmir struggles continue Sunday against Phillies |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/21/14) Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir continued his second-half free-fall Sunday against Philadelphia.
Kazmir yielded six earned runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings with one walk and nine strikeouts to take a no-decision. He has allowed 27 earned runs in his last 28 1/3 innings as his ERA has skyrocketed from 2.37 to 3.63 since late July.
He will try to turn it around Friday in Texas in his final start of the regular season.
|Scott Kazmir struggles in loss vs. Rangers Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/17/14) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir took a loss Tuesday, allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits and one walk in 4 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 6-3 defeat against the Rangers.
Kazmir (14-9) is now 0-4 in his last five starts, though he did a solid job in his previous two outings before throwing up a clunker Tuesday. He served up a two-run blast during a three-run fourth inning before the Rangers scored three more in the fifth inning to put the A's into a hole they couldn't escape. Kazmir owns a 3.44 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 150:49 K:BB ratio in 178 innings. He's scheduled to face the Phillies Sunday.
|Athletics reorganize starting rotation |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/15/14) To better align their starting rotation for the end of the season, the Athletics have decided to push Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel back a day and move Scott Kazmir and Sonny Gray up a day. Kazmir will now start the first game of a three-game series against the Rangers Tuesday, followed by Samardzija and Gray. Hammel will start the first game of a three-game series against the Phillies Friday, followed by Jon Lester.
The move allows the Athletics to start Gray on the final day of the regular season rather than Hammel.
|Scott Kazmir outpitched in fine outing against White Sox |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/11/14) Athletics starter Scott Kazmir bounced back in style from a recent slump - but he wasn't good enough to beat fellow southpaw Chris Sale on Thursday.
Kazmir limited the White Sox to just one run on four hits over eight innings in a complete game performance. He walked one and struck out seven. His lone mistake landed over the fence, courtesy of ninth hitter Marcus Semien.
The outing was encouraging considering Kazmir had yielded 16 earned runs in his previous 10 2/3 innings pitched. He will seek to take his momentum and run with it Wednsesday against visiting Texas.
|Though he missed out on winning the American League Comeback Player of the Year (which went to Mariano Rivera), Scott Kazmir had a comeback story that is hard to top. After a four-year run as a staple in the Rays' rotation, Kazmir declined precipitously in 2009 and 2010, and by 2012, he was pitching in the independent Atlantic League. The Indians took a chance on Kazmir, signing him to a minor league deal in December 2012. Kazmir got off to a slow start, posting a 5.89 ERA through his first 11 starts, but as his average fastball velocity rose into the mid-90s, his level of success rose accordingly. From June 21 on, he compiled a 3.06 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 18 starts. That stretch earned Kazmir a two-year, $22 million deal with the Athletics, and he'll be counted on to be a key part of an already-strong rotation. Owners may shy away from Kazmir due to his history of injury and wildness, as well as his mediocre 2013 full-season stats (4.04 ERA, 1.32 WHIP), so there may be no need to target him before the late rounds. If he can stay healthy, Kazmir could produce like a solid middle-of-the-rotation option, so he could wind up being one of this year's top value picks.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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