Scott Kazmir
SP LAD
5 days ago

Kazmir improved to 9-3 with Sunday's win over the Cardinals, allowing three runs with three strikeouts and no walks across just five innings.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir was staked to a massive early lead, but he was pulled after needing 96 pitches to complete five frames, thanks largely to the 25 pitches Cardinals hitter were able to foul off. Kazmir hasn't suffered a loss in nearly three months, but his ERA still sits at an uninspiring 4.35 and he has failed to last longer than five innings in six of his last nine starts. He will need to give the Dodgers more in his next start against Arizona on Saturday.

Scott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 week ago

Kazmir (8-3) thew seven innings of one-run ball Tuesday, allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out eight in a win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

It was nice to see Kazmir bounce back from a poor outing his last time out before the all-star break, silencing a potent Nationals lineup in the process. His sole blemish was a fifth inning home run by backup catcher Jose Lobaton. Kazmir now has a 4.30 ERA on the season with 114 strikeouts.

Scott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Kazmir endured a rough outing Friday against the Padres, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks across just three innings. He struck out five and did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir simply couldn't find the zone with enough regularity to succeed Friday, as he ran his pitch count up to 85 during his short time on the mound, 44% of which went for balls. The lefty delivered his best start of the season last time out and had a 3.18 ERA over his last three, so Friday effectively halted some decent momentum he had going into the All-Star break. He will carry a disappointing 4.52 ERA into the second half.

Scott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 month ago

Kazmir (6-3) overcame some first-inning struggles to beat the Pirates, lasting five innings while allowing an even four runs on four hits with four walks and four strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir settled down well after allowing four runs in the first inning, and ultimately took advantage of counterpart Francisco Liriano's continued struggles to earn a win. The veteran hasn't taken a loss since May 9, and his 9.24 K/9 suggests his dip in strikeouts over the past two starts is likely a fluke. Look for him to keep the good times rolling in his return to the pitcher-friendly Dodger Stadium against the Rockies on Saturday.

Scott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 month ago

Kazmir (5-3) pitched six innings, allowing two runs, eight hits and one walk while striking out four in a no-decision Tuesday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The lefty didn't exactly light the world on fire with his performance Tuesday, but it was his most effective outing of the month. His two runs both came from solo home runs -- courtesy of Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa -- after not having allowed a longball in his previous five starts. He'll take a 4.52 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into his next start Sunday against the Pirates.

Scott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 month ago

Kazmir allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight over four innings, but received no decision Thursday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir gave up all three of his runs in the third inning, but by the time he finished the fourth inning, he'd already thrown 93 pitches, forcing his early exit. He's now allowed nine runs in his last 14 innings over three starts to move his ERA to 4.64. He'll make his next start Tuesday against the Nationals.

Scott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kazmir (5-3) allowed three runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Saturday. He walked five and struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

After allowing two runs in the bottom of the first, Kazmir locked in and faced the minimum for the next four innings. He ran into trouble in the sixth and got pulled after recording just 15 outs, making Saturday's effort his shortest since April 22. The southpaw will look to go deeper when he takes the rubber in his next start on Thursday against the Brewers.

Scott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kazmir (leg) will make his scheduled start Saturday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir exited his previous start due to some cramping issues but it wasn't expected to hold him out any longer. That's indeed the case as he prepares for a clash with the division rival Giants and will oppose Jeff Samardzija as the veteran southpaw attempts to earn his sixth victory of the season.

Scott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kazmir (leg) said he expects to make his scheduled start Saturday against San Francisco, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir dealt with a leg cramp in his last start but it doesn't appear to have lingered. The cramp explains why he only lasted five innings against Atlanta in his last start despite throwing just 85 pitches. He allowed just one run with 19 strikeouts in 12 innings in his previous two starts, the best form he has shown in an otherwise mediocre season thus far (4.46 ERA in 68.2 innings).

Scott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kazmir (5-3) pitched five innings, allowing three runs, seven hits and one walk while striking out five in Sunday's win against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran wasn't exactly stellar against the Braves' dismal offense, but he cruised to his fifth victory behind his home-run happy offense. He left the game due to cramping after throwing 85 pitches, but the team didn't seem concerned following the game. Any possible injury to a 32-year-old with his mileage is worth monitoring closely, but Kazmir should be good to go in his next start Saturday against the Giants.