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March 9, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Rockies 8, Angels 1 AT THE PLATE: Bobby Wilson continued his sensational spring, going two for three to raise his average to .429. He also drove in the Angels' only run, beating out an infield hit to score Mark Trumbo. ON THE MOUND: Scott Kazmir had an eventful 65-pitch outing in which he gave up everything but an earned run, allowed five hits and four walks, committed an error and made a wild pitch. Relievers Kevin Jepsen, Jordan Walden and Jason Bulger followed, combining for three scoreless innings in which they gave up two hits.
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March 5, 2011
Angels 3, White Sox 1 AT THE PLATE: Vernon Wells, Howie Kendrick and Mark Trumbo each had two hits to lead an eight-hit attack. Wells also scored twice, Kendrick drove in two runs and each of them had a stolen base. One of Trumbo's hits was a double. ON THE MOUND: Scott Kazmir pitched three scoreless innings and left-handed reliever Scott Downs retired the side in order in his only inning. Left-hander Hisanori Takahashi had a slightly tougher time, loading the bases with one out before escaping the jam on a strikeout and popout.
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March 4, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Scott Kazmir admits there was a wide gap between his expectations and his performance last season. The two-time All-Star, who averaged nearly 12 wins with a 3.52 earned-run average in his last four full seasons with Tampa Bay, posted career highs for losses (15) and ERA (5.94) in his first full year with the Angels. On Friday, though, he took another step on what he hopes will be the road back to form, holding the Chicago White Sox to two hits and no runs over three innings in the Angels' 3-1 Cactus League win. "One step at a time," said Kazmir, who showed a good slider and an effective changeup, throwing 24 of his 41 pitches for strikes.
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February 27, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
The pitching line from Scott Kazmir's first outing of the spring wasn't impressive. Two innings, five hits, three runs given up in a 5-0 spring-training loss to the Dodgers. "That's why I'm not looking at the line," Kazmir said. There will be plenty of time to focus on results during the regular season. On Sunday, the Angels' left-hander was more concerned about rediscovering the mechanics and command that abandoned him last season, when he was 9-15 with a career-worst 5.94 earned-run average.
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February 16, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Reporting from Tempe, Ariz. ? His shoddy 2010 season is as much a sore subject for Scott Kazmir today as it was for those who watched it last summer, when Angels management and fans wondered whether the left-hander would ever right himself. Kazmir didn't even look at tape over the winter to determine what went wrong because the whole season was a mess, from hamstring and shoulder injuries to mechanical problems to a loss of velocity on his fastball and the disappearance of his slider.
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September 25, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
The mystery of what is ailing Scott Kazmir has confounded and frustrated the Angels all season. So even before Kazmir took the mound Saturday for his final home start of the season, Manager Mike Scioscia said the search for a cure will continue into the off-season. "Scott understands the challenge in front of us," Scioscia said. "He's a guy really fighting to get a foothold as a major league starting pitcher again. And continue his career. " The only thing that continued Saturday was Kazmir's struggles, with the left-hander lasting only one batter into the fourth inning of a 6-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Things have gotten so bad, in fact, on this night he couldn't even fool Manny Ramirez, whose third-inning run-scoring double was both his second extra-base hit and second run batted in since the Dodgers shipped him to Chicago last month.
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September 3, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Reporting from Oakland What had the makings of another Oakland Coliseum disaster for Scott Kazmir, who walked two, hit two batters and gave up a run in a 28-pitch first inning Friday night, actually turned out pretty well for the Angels left-hander. Kazmir, who was rocked for a career-high 13 runs and 11 hits in five innings of a July 10 start at Oakland, walked six in 5 2/3 innings but was sharp enough to give up only two runs and two hits before turning the game over to the bullpen.
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August 23, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
The more things change, the more they remain the maddening same for the Angels. Their 102nd different lineup of the season, one that included Juan Rivera at first base, couldn't generate enough offense in a 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Monday night at Angel Stadium after starter Scott Kazmir dropped the Angels in an early four-run hole. Rivera was two for four with a double, but the Angels were one for 11 with runners in scoring position and struck out 13 times. "There's not a lot of tweaking we can do to the lineup when so many guys aren't swinging it," Manager Mike Scioscia said.
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August 23, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Scott Kazmir gave up four early runs, and that was the ballgame. At least that's the way it might have felt for Angels fans Monday night based on the way their team's offense had been scoring runs lately. The Angels had been shut out three times in their last nine games and scored two runs or fewer five times in that span. So when Kazmir dropped the Angels into a four-run hole in the second inning at Angel Stadium, the situation appeared hopeless for the home team. Sure enough, the Angels came out on the short end of a 4-3 decision even after mounting what for them seemed like an epic comeback.
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August 7, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Scott Kazmir was barely audible when speaking to reporters after his last outing before Saturday, so embarrassed was he by giving up a franchise-worst 13 runs. Nearly a month later, the Angels pitcher didn't need to utter one word to convey what his pitching said for him. He's back. And he might be better than ever as an Angel. In his first start since spending nearly a month on the disabled list because of shoulder fatigue, Kazmir pitched five superb innings at Comerica Park during the Angels' 10-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
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