|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 Seattle|| 12.0||0||1|| 3.00||0||2||12|
|vs LHB|| 26.1||0||0|| 2.39||0||8||26|
|vs RHB|| 91.0||0||0|| 2.37||0||19||82|
|07/13/2014||Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM||Alex Cobb, SP TB|
Scott Kazmir, SP OAK
|07/13/2014||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK||Corey Dickerson, LF COL|
|07/13/2014||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK|
Robinson Cano, 2B SEA
|Jordan Lyles, SP COL|
Jed Lowrie, SS OAK
Allen Craig, RF STL
Jesse Chavez, SP OAK
Andre Ethier, CF LAD
|Last 10 Games|
|A's announce rotation plans for start of second half |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3:03 pm ET) The Athletics announced their post-All-Star-break rotation plans Sunday. Jeff Samardzija has drawn the first start of the second half Friday vs. Baltimore.
Jason Hammel will pitch the second game of the Baltimore series and Sonny Gray will finish off the three-game set. Scott Kazmir will then pitch the opener of a series against Houston July 22. He will be followed by Jesse Chavez before the rotation resets.
|Scott Kazmir turns in another gem in win over Giants |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir turned in another gem in his final start before the All-Star break Thursday afternoon against the Giants in San Francisco, improving to 11-3 on the year.
The right-hander permitted only three hits and one walk while striking out nine over seven scoreless innings of a 6-1 victory. Of his 103 pitches, 65 were strikes.
Kazmir owns a 2.38 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over 19 starts (117 1/3 innings). It remains to be seen when he'll make his next start after the All-Star break.
|Scott Kazmir deadly in the daytime |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/10/14) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir, who faces the Giants on Thursday afternoon, has been utterly dominant in day games. He's 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA in six afternoon starts. For the season, Kazmir is 10-3 with a 2.53 ERA in 18 starts.
|American League starters revealed for All-Star Game |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/6/14) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was voted as a starter, but Royals catcher Salvador Perez will take his place behind the plate for the game. Other injured players will likely be replaced on the roster moving forward.
The following players were selected as starters by the fans:
OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter)
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles
RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees
|Scott Kazmir strikes out nine in win vs. Blue Jays |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/6/14) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir earned a win Saturday, giving up just one earned run on three hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out eight in his team's 5-1 victory over the Blue Jays.
Kazmir (10-3) surrendered his only run on a first-inning fielder's choice that was close to being an inning-ending double play. He didn't show any of the ill effects of a calf cramp that caused him to be pulled from his last outing prematurely. Kazmir owns a 2.53 ERA and 99:26 K:BB ratio in 110 1/3 innings. He's slated to face the Giants Thursday in his last scheduled start before the All-Star break.
|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|
|7/18/14||BAL||10:05 pm|| |
|7/19/14||BAL||9:05 pm|| |
|7/20/14||BAL||4:05 pm|| |
|7/22/14||HOU||10:05 pm||Collin McHugh|
|7/23/14||HOU||10:05 pm||Brad Peacock|
|7/24/14||HOU||3:35 pm|| |
|7/25/14||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Nick Tepesch|
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