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Scott Kazmir improved to 14-5 after allowing one run on four hits and three walks while striking out six Mets over six innings on Tuesday night. 

After allowing 12 earned runs over his last three starts, Kazmir got back on track Tuesday night, as he moved into first place in the American League in wins (14). He is now sitting 14-5 with a 2.73 ERA and 1.06 WHIP through 25 starts while owning a solid 131:36 K:BB rate over 155.0 innings. The Athletics southpaw will look to become the league's first 15 game winner when he takes on the Angels in a very important divisional series this weekend.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

20 Aug, 01:27 AM

Scott Kazmir allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three batters over seven innings in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Royals. 

Kazmir was out-dueled by Royals starter Jason Vargas on Wednesday night, as he fell to 13-5 through 24 starts. Although this was not his best showing, the A's southpaw has managed a 2.78 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 125:33 K:BB rate over 149.0 innings which is very respectable coming form a pitcher player in the Independent League just two seasons ago. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on his former organization, the Mets, on Tuesday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

14 Aug, 07:58 AM

Scott Kazmir picked up the win Friday against the Twins despite allowing five runs on five hits and one walk with four strikeouts over 6.2 innings.

Kazmir is tied for the American League lead in wins with Tigers Rick Porcello and Max Scherzer after he was lucky enough to escape Friday's outing with the "W." The lefty came into Friday's game tied for fifth in ERA, but he will likely drop a few spots as he saw his ERA drop 20 points down to 2.73 on the season. He has now allowed nine runs over his last two starts (12.2 IP) despite not allowing a single home run. Fortunately, he has another favorable matchup against an AL Central opponent in the Royals in his next start on Wednesday as he will face the Royals in KC.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

9 Aug, 01:09 AM

Scott Kazmir was off his game Saturday giving up four runs on ten hits while striking out only two batters and walking one in six innings of work as the A's loss 4-2 to the Royals.

It was a rare clunker for the A's spectacular left-hander. Given the robust amount of hits he allowed, ten, it's incredible he was able to escape with just four runs on the board. Even still, he's 12-4 with a 2.53 ERA on the season. He's a top-25 fantasy starter the rest of the way.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

3 Aug, 07:36 PM

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17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Scott Kazmir improved to 12-3 after allowing just two runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts over five innings against the Rangers on Sunday.

Though he failed to pitch past the fifth inning for the first time in four starts, Kazmir still managed to grab his third win in that span. It was a struggle for him though as he needed 94 pitches (62 strikes) to complete the five frames because the Rangers managed to foul off 22 of those pitches and extend at-bats well past what you'd like to see. That's still no reason to thing that this may be the start of the decline though as he continues to limit the runs scored against him and he's not giving in to the walks out there. With a very favorable start against the Royals this week, you'll want to make sure he stays active.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

28 Jul, 09:56 AM

Scott Kazmir allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out six batters over seven innings against the Astros on Tuesday.

Kazmir once again pitched a gem for the A's, but this time his offense was unable to back him up. He is now 11-3 with a 2.31 ERA and 0.99 WHIP through 20 starts, while maintaining an impressive 114:28 K:BB rate along the way. It is hard to believe this guy was pitching in the Independent League just two seasons ago, but clearly he is back for good with the way he has been dominating the opposition in 2014. He will be on the hunt for win No. 12 when he takes on baseball's worst team, the Texas Rangers, on Sunday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Jul, 07:05 AM

Scott Kazmir hurled seven shutout innings walking one and striking out nine in Thursday’s victory over the Giants.

The All-Star limited the Giants to just three hits after his streak of 19 batter hitless streak was snapped to start off the fifth inning. Kazmir has now allowed one run or fewer in 11 of his 19 starts and if you look even further back, in 19 of his last 37 dating back to June 21st of last season. His 2.38 ERA is third among AL qualified starters behind Chris Sale (2.08) and King Felix (2.11).
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

11 Jul, 12:04 AM

Scott Kazmir held the Blue Jays to one run on three hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over seven innings of the 5-1 win Saturday.

Kazmir matched his win total of last year (10-9 in 29 appearances) as he improved to 10-3 in 18 games after Saturday's win. He has now held an opponent to one run or fewer in 10 of those 18 starts and improved to 5-0 with an ERA below one over his last five home starts and owns the best home ERA of any qualified pitcher in the American League on the season. The veteran will see if he can carry that success with him on the road in his next start on Thursday in San Fran.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

6 Jul, 12:44 AM

Scott Kazmir allowed just one run on four hits and three walks while striking out seven batters over 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Monday/

Although Kazmir pitched a solid game on Monday, he not only didn't factor into the decision, but was bothered by cramping in his left leg resulting in his early exit. The A's don't feel as if he is going to miss any time from the injury, but until he is reevaluated he should be considered day-to-day. If he is able to go, he will take on the Blue Jays his next time on the mound, which is scheduled for Saturday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Jul, 06:34 AM

Update: Kazmir left Monday's game with a cramping issue.

It was first reported as a hip injury, but it appears it was only a cramp. Kazmir owners can take a deep breath, he's very unlikely to miss his next start. He was excellent over 5 1/3, allowing just a solo home run to Miguel Cabrera.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

30 Jun, 10:48 PM

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