|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 Texas|| 14.1||2||1|| 5.65||0||4||9|
|vs LHB|| 40.0||0||0|| 3.83||0||12||37|
|vs RHB|| 138.0||0||0|| 3.33||0||37||113|
|09/18/2014||Zack Greinke, SP LAD|
Scott Kazmir, SP OAK
Alex Wood, SP ATL
|Joey Gallo, 3B TEX|
Carlos Correa, SS HOU
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|09/16/2014||Felix Hernandez, SP SEA|
Carlos Gomez, CF MIL
|Gregory Polanco, RF PIT|
Evan Longoria, 3B TB
Scott Kazmir, SP OAK
|09/15/2014||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK||Rougned Odor, 2B TEX|
Drew Smyly, SP TB
|Last 10 Games|
|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.
|Scott Kazmir picks up no decision Saturday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/6/14) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir turned in a quality start Saturday against the Astros.
Kazmir allowed three runs on three hits over 6 1/3 innings pitched. He struck out eight and issued five walks during the outing. Kazmir got off to an exceptional start, not giving up a hit until the sixth inning. Unfortunately, that hit seemed to throw Kazmir off his game. After two singles, the Astros bunted both runners into scoring position. With men on second and third, Jose Altuve blasted a two-run double. Kazmir would get out of the inning, but the damage had already been done. He came out for the seventh, but walked the bases loaded. Kazmir departed at that point. One run scored during the inning, and was charged to Kazmir.
Kazmir was bailed out by a last minute comeback. He earned the no-decision. Kazmir will take on the White Sox in his next start.
|Scott Kazmir gets roughed up again on Sunday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/31/14) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir got roughed up again on Sunday and was unable to make it past the second frame in a loss to the Angels in Anaheim, dropping to 14-7 on the year. The left-hander was shelled for six runs on two hits and four walks over 1 1/3 innings.
Kazmir has allowed 13 earned runs over his last 4 1/3 innings of work. He owns a 3.39 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 27 starts (159 1/3 innings). His next start will come Saturday at home against Houston.
|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) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/18/14||TEX||3:35 pm||Nick Martinez|
|9/19/14||PHI||9:35 pm||David Buchanan|
|9/20/14||PHI||4:05 pm||Jerome Williams|
|9/21/14||PHI||4:05 pm||A.J. Burnett|
|9/22/14||LAA||10:05 pm||C.J. Wilson|
|9/23/14||LAA||10:05 pm||Jered Weaver|
|9/24/14||LAA||3:35 pm||Hector Santiago|
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