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Monday, August 20, 2012

GM’s: Scott Kazmir walks eight, loses fifth game

Move over “Blackie” Blackburn…you might not be the worst for long.

Eight walks sounds bad, but there are plenty of positives to be found in Scott Kazmir’s last start.

Kazmir was facing the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs for the second time since beginning his comeback.

...Take away the walks and Kazmir produced his best start for the Sugar Land Skeeters.

Not only that, the velocity is apparently returning to the arm that, in the past, regularly hit the upper 90’s when he first arrived on the scene in Tampa.

On Kazmir’s twitter account he said his velocity is again is reaching an impressive high;

“Last start velocity was up to 94-95”

Repoz Posted: August 20, 2012 at 01:02 AM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: August 20, 2012 at 01:11 AM (#4212285)
The Angels could use him.
   2. shoewizard Posted: August 20, 2012 at 07:56 AM (#4212321)
Take away the 8 walks ?

"Other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?"
   3. McCoy Posted: August 20, 2012 at 08:50 AM (#4212346)
The third act could use a little work.
   4. Ron J2 Posted: August 20, 2012 at 09:13 AM (#4212364)
#2 It's only Strat-O-matic, but I know somebody who doesn't count the home runs on a pitcher's card. I've never asked about the logic of this -- not sure I want to understand.
   5. Bourbon Samurai Posted: August 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM (#4212391)
He's pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters? What franchise is that?
   6. Mayor Blomberg Posted: August 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM (#4212452)
Samurai -- It's an independent league team in the HTN suburbs.
   7. The District Attorney Posted: August 20, 2012 at 11:13 AM (#4212467)
   8. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: August 20, 2012 at 11:16 AM (#4212468)
Kazmir was throwing in the 80s in his late days in Anaheim, so if he is actually hitting the mid-90s then there is some reason for optimism. A guy throwing 95 with no control is a project, a guy throwing 87 with no control is a waste of time. Still, hard to imagine his arm holding up.

Kazmir's still only 28.
   9. Moloka'i Three-Finger Brown (Declino DeShields) Posted: August 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM (#4212502)
If he makes it back, it'll be pretty much in the same sense that Steve Avery made it "back."
   10. catomi01 Posted: August 20, 2012 at 01:20 PM (#4212582)
He's pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters? What franchise is that?


Part of the Atlantic League believe it or not...only team south of or west of Maryland.
   11. Der-K is at full whelm. Posted: August 20, 2012 at 01:40 PM (#4212605)
It's also the same team with Roger Clemens (in a pitching capacity), according to reports.
   12. JJ1986 Posted: August 20, 2012 at 01:51 PM (#4212625)
I was watching some high school All Star game Saturday and Roger Clemens was there (Kacy Clemens was playing). The announcers kept saying that he was in great shape.
   13. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: August 20, 2012 at 02:14 PM (#4212654)
I was watching some high school All Star game Saturday and Roger Clemens was there (Kacy Clemens was playing). The announcers kept saying that he was in great shape.
I wonder what kind of PED testing the Atlantic League does!

According to Hardball Talk, Clemens is throwing 87. That's pretty good for a guy who is, in fact, older than Jamie Moyer.
   14. billyshears Posted: August 20, 2012 at 02:34 PM (#4212687)
I wonder how Victor Zambrano is throwing these days.
   15. catomi01 Posted: August 20, 2012 at 02:56 PM (#4212728)
I wonder what kind of PED testing the Atlantic League does!


When I worked for the league - very, very beatable testing....it's been 5 years though, so maybe they've improved.
   16. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 20, 2012 at 04:03 PM (#4212851)
What kind of sugar do they have in Sugar Land? Cane? Beets?
   17. MM1f Posted: August 20, 2012 at 04:31 PM (#4212919)
What kind of sugar do they have in Sugar Land? Cane? Beets?


Since its Texas, I assume the sugar in Sugar Land refers to "the sugar," you know, diabeetus.
   18. with Glavinesque control and Madduxian poise Posted: August 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4213344)
What kind of sugar do they have in Sugar Land? Cane? Beets?


Actually, they mainly grow traffic in Sugar Land.
   19. The District Attorney Posted: August 20, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4213346)
According to Hardball Talk, Clemens is throwing 87. That's pretty good for a guy who is, in fact, older than Jamie Moyer.
Since its Texas, I assume the sugar in Sugar Land refers to "the sugar," you know, diabeetus.
Just taking this opportunity to reiterate that Wilford Brimley when he started on The Natural was, in fact, younger than Jamie Moyer.
   20. shoewizard Posted: August 21, 2012 at 01:14 AM (#4213398)
#2 It's only Strat-O-matic, but I know somebody who doesn't count the home runs on a pitcher's card. I've never asked about the logic of this -- not sure I want to understand.


My cheating in Strat was relegated to playing on an every day basis part time players and late season callups with great cards/stats put up in limited player time
   21. Tricky Dick Posted: August 21, 2012 at 10:44 AM (#4213610)
Sugarland was at one time home to a Texas prison (recall the movie "Sugarland Express"), where prisoners at one time worked in the sugar fields. Imperial Sugar Co. used to have its headquarters there. I think all of that has changed, and its mostly a suburban area where a lot of professional athletes happen to live.
   22. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: August 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM (#4213634)
My cheating in Strat was relegated to playing on an every day basis part time players and late season callups with great cards/stats put up in limited player time


Ah yes, who among us will forget Ozzie Timmons' famous 50 home run season, or the year that Willie Bloomquist hit .390 and led the league in runs scored?

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