Latest Update Scott Kazmir dropped to 14-9 after allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts over 4.1 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. Wed Sep, 17, 01:18 AM
Boasts heat that can top out at around 97 m.p.h, and also has a great slider and emerging changeup. Can rack up strikeouts, especially against lefty bats.
Flaws: : Still has work to do on his command and endurance. His smallish frame is a concern, because he has already endured plenty of injury issues.
Kazmir and catcher Derek Norris weren't on the same page Tuesday night, as both looked physically frustrated throughout the game. Norris has been struggling to make throws to second base lately and opposing teams are cued in on the fact. Kazmir will look to bounce back against a pathetic Phillies team this weekend.Analyst: Spencer Silva
Kazmir finished Saturday's action with the most strikeouts he has recorded in a start since fanning nine batters back on July 10. Despite his solid efforts Kazmir was forced to settle with a no-decision, which is better than the two losses and 13 runs allowed he has put up over his last two starts. Although he has struggled in the walk department of late (9 BB over last 7.2 IP), Kazmir remains a must-start every time he toes the rubber down the stretch. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the White Sox in his next start on Thursday. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Kazmir managed to get only four outs in today's start and he did not make it out of the second inning. In his 4.1 innings he has allowed 13 runs and has not been the dominant starter he was in the early months of the year. His ERA has inflated to 3.39 and has lost his "must-start" tag. He may receive an extra day of rest because the recent poor performances could be fatigue related.Analyst: Colby Conway