Scott Kazmir SP LAD 1 day ago

Kazmir (1-2) gave up just two runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings Wednesday against the Marlins, striking out six in a 2-0 loss.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After three straight disasters during which he allowed a total of 14 earned runs in 13 innings, Kazmir was able to settle things down against Miami's unimposing offense, but his own hitters didn't offer any support. The unimpressive early returns can't make the Dodgers feel good about that big contract they signed him to this past offseason, but Kazmir will receive every opportunity to normalize what's currently a rather inflated 5.76 ERA.

Scott Kazmir SP LAD 2 days ago

Kazmir (thumb) will make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Marlins, SB Nation's Eric Stephen reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kazmir has been battling a nagging thumb injury since spring training, but he's been able to push through the discomfort and he'll continue to do so yet again Wednesday. He'll be facing a heavily right-handed Marlins lineup that has been clicking of late and even made Clayton Kershaw look pedestrian at times Tuesday.

Scott Kazmir SP LAD 6 days ago

Kazmir (thumb) said Saturday that he will not miss his next scheduled start, ESPN's Doug Padilla reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He has been dealing with nagging soreness on the thumb side of his left wrist since spring training, and the bruise forced him to leave Friday's start after the fifth inning. It is worth monitoring his status throughout the week, as the team has not confirmed anything, but it sounds like the injury won't cost Kazmir his start Wednesday against the Marlins.

Scott Kazmir SP LAD 6 days ago

Kazmir left Friday's game against the Rockies after the fifth inning, in part because he suffered a bruised left thumb, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports. He allowed four runs on six hits and one walk while striking out three.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kazmir was struggling coming into Friday's action in Coors Field, so it is not surprising to see him post underwhelming numbers again, and to make matters worse, it sounds like his thumb on his pitching hand is bothering him. More information should come down in the next couple days, but he should be considered day-to-day for now.

Scott Kazmir SP LAD 2 weeks ago

Kazmir (1-1) allowed four runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out three over four innings, and took the loss Saturday against the Giants

Competitive Edge Analysis

After giving up a run in the first inning, Kazmir settled down a bit before the Giants got to him for three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, forcing him from the game. Although he had a great outing in his first appearance, he has now allowed 10 runs and 19 baserunners over his last eight innings of work. He'll make his next start Friday at the Rockies.

Scott Kazmir SP LAD 3 weeks ago

Kazmir was shelled by the Giants on Sunday, allowing six runs on seven hits and a walk in just four innings. He struck out four and did not factor into the decision.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The lefty struggled with the long-ball Sunday, as three different San Francisco players took him deep to account for four runs. Kazmir was exceptional in his season debut, so perhaps Sunday's clunker can be written off as a bad day against a good opponent. He will look to bounce back Saturday against the same Giants club.

Scott Kazmir SP LAD 3 weeks ago

Kazmir held the Padres to one hit over six scoreless innings in Tuesday's 3-0 win, striking out five without issuing in a walk.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cory Spangenberg reached on an infield single in the first inning, and that's all the hapless Padres could muster against Kazmir. The lefty struggled throughout most of spring training and his velocity was down, but the Dodgers were adamant that there was nothing wrong with Kazmir, health wise. He will face a tougher test Sunday, squaring off against the Giants in San Francisco.

Scott Kazmir SP LAD 4 weeks ago

Kazmir (abdomen) tossed four innings of one-run (unearned) ball Thursday against the Angeles.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He walked a pair and struck out four. Kazmir touched 92 mph on the radar gun, though he was generally more in the 88-90 range. That's still down from last year's 91.3 mph average, but it's certainly better than he showed earlier this spring. Kazmir didn't appear to suffer any lingering effects from his abdominal injury.

Scott Kazmir SP LAD 1 month ago

Kazmir said he was removed from Saturday's outing for precautionary reasons after he felt a twinge in his abdomen, but maintains that he is 100 percent healthy, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kazmir exited Saturday's start after just four frames, but there was no apparent injury issue when he came out of the game. He said that the abdominal issue was minor, but the Dodgers opted to take the cautious route with him which is not surprising given the club's difficult luck with injuries this spring. Andy McCullough of the L.A Times reports that Kazmir expects to make his next scheduled start Thursday.

Scott Kazmir SP LAD 1 month ago

Kazmir left Saturday's game after just four innings, but no injury has been reported at this time, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kazmir only threw 70 pitches in his four innings of work, allowing two earned runs on five hits. For a starter's outing to only last four innings with Opening Day a week away, this is a potential red flag for Kazmir. Still, the Dodgers have yet to announce anything official regarding an injury, so there is a chance that Kazmir's short outing is nothing to worry about.