15DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 day ago1 Comment

Kazmir was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday with neck inflammation.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir's attempt to pitch through his soreness Monday proved ill-fated, as he was forced off the hill after 2.2 innings and will now need at least a couple weeks to let the inflammation die down. It's uncertain who will take Kazmir's next turn but Jose De Leon will be an option to start Saturday for the big club on normal rest.

15DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 days ago

Kazmir is dealing with back and neck issues and will be examined Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir attempted to pitch through the soreness Monday, but he lasted just 2.2 innings before being removed, so he will go for a check-up Tuesday. Kazmir's next scheduled start Saturday is in jeopardy until after he is evaluated by team doctors.

15DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 days ago

Kazmir was lucky to escape with a no-decision Monday afternoon, surrendering four runs in 2.2 innings against the Reds. He allowed six hits and walked three while striking out just one.

EDGE Analysis

It has not been smooth sailing for Kazmir of late. The lefty has finished six innings in a start just once in August, striking out two or fewer in each of those three outings. Kazmir's 4.59 ERA would be by far the highest figure posted since his resurgent 2013 season with the Indians. He'll have a tough assignment when he tries to get back on track Saturday against the Cubs.

15DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 week ago

Kazmir (10-6) threw five innings of two-run ball, dancing around eight hits and three walks while striking out just one to earn the win.

EDGE Analysis

While not exactly a dominant line, Kazmir got the job done Wednesday, giving him double-digit wins for the eighth time in his career. Kazmir has done so despite a mediocre 4.41 ERA, having surrendered 20 home runs this season, on pace for a career-high. Kazmir has struck out 133 batters in 132.2 innings, right in line with his strikeout per inning career pace. The veteran lefty isn't always dominant, but he has demonstrated sneaky strikeout ability for years, and figures to be a key piece of the Dodgers' playoff hopes, especially so long as Clayton Kershaw remains sidelined.

15DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

Kazmir (9-6) tossed six quality innings, but took the loss Wednesday against the Phillies. He allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

It was a disappointing outcome against one of the league's worst offenses, but it wasn't all bad news for Kazmir owners. The quality start was his first since July 19, and the southpaw didn't surrender a homer for the first time in five outings. Kazmir also induced more ground outs (8) than fly outs (4) for just the fifth time in his 23 games this season. He'll look to end a season-worst three-game losing streak Wednesday when he takes on the Phillies again, this time on the road.

15DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
4 weeks ago

Kazmir (9-4) was saddled with the loss Saturday against Arizona. He pitched 6.2 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out seven.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander entered the game as the NL's only undefeated pitcher -- minimum of 10 starts -- since May 14, going 7-0 with a 3.73 ERA in 13 outings. Kazmir had good stuff Saturday, throwing 71 percent of his pitches for strikes and inducing a ridiculous 18 swinging strikes, but he gave up three runs over the first two innings that the Dodgers were never able to overcome. Kazmir will look to start a new winning streak when he takes the ball Thursday against the Rockies.

15DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 month 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.

15DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 month 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.

15DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 months 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.

15DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 months 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.