|Aug. 29 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST6:14 PM VEN2:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-Kazmir allowed three runs in seven innings in a hard-luck loss Friday to Minnesota.
Analysis: Kazmir is just 1-4 in five August starts despite a respectable 3.94 ERA over that stretch. The Astros have given him only eight runs of support in those games.
|Aug. 23 11:56 AM PT12:56 PM MT1:56 PM CT2:56 PM ET14:56 ET18:56 GMT2:56 11:56 AM MST1:56 PM EST2:26 PM VEN22:56 UAE1:56 PM CT-Kazmir outdueled Zack Greinke for his first win in five starts, a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
Analysis: Kazmir, 2-3 with a 2.41 ERA in six starts with Houston, gave up six runs in 5 1-3 innings in his previous start, a 9-2 defeat to Tampa Bay on Aug. 17. He had lost in three consecutive outings before Saturday.
|Aug. 18 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Kazmir was lit up Monday for six runs and nine hits - both matching season highs - over 5 1-3 innings in a 9-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Kazmir, who is now 1-3 with his new club, had posted a 1.04 ERA in his first four starts for Houston before Monday's disaster.
|July 31 3:56 PM PT4:56 PM MT5:56 PM CT6:56 PM ET18:56 ET22:56 GMT6:56 3:56 PM MST5:56 PM EST6:26 PM VEN2:56 UAE (+1)5:56 PM CT-Kazmir pitched another gem for the Astros on Thursday, allowing three hits over 7 2-3 innings in a 3-0 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Kazmir hasn't given up a run in 14 2-3 innings in two starts for Houston.
|July 23 11:14 AM PT12:14 PM MT1:14 PM CT2:14 PM ET14:14 ET18:14 GMT2:14 11:14 AM MST1:14 PM EST1:44 PM VEN22:14 UAE1:14 PM CT-The Oakland Athletics have begun their expected changes leading up to the trade deadline, sending Kazmir to his hometown Houston Astros for a pair of minor leaguers.
Analysis: He went 5-5 with a 2.38 ERA in 18 starts for Oakland. The lefty had been considered someone the A's might try to swap before the July 31 deadline.
|July 8 6:55 PM PT7:55 PM MT8:55 PM CT9:55 PM ET21:55 ET1:55 GMT9:55 6:55 PM MST8:55 PM EST9:25 PM VEN5:55 UAE (+1)8:55 PM CT-Kazmir has been lifted from his start against the New York Yankees after three innings because of triceps tightness.
Analysis: Kazmir allowed an unearned run in the second inning Wednesday night but otherwise had pitched well. He gave up two hits and struck out four, including Alex Rodriguez twice. Kazmir left his start May 27 with shoulder tightness. An MRI showed no damage. He was on a recent roll, going 3-1 with a 1.53 ERA over his last five starts.
|July 3 1:32 PM PT2:32 PM MT3:32 PM CT4:32 PM ET16:32 ET20:32 GMT4:32 1:32 PM MST3:32 PM EST4:02 PM VEN0:32 UAE (+1)3:32 PM CT-Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Kazmir retired 21 of his first 22 batters, allowing only a one-out double in the fifth. A possible trade deadline target this month, Kazmir struck out seven and hit a batter while improving to 5-0 in seven starts against the AL West this season.
|June 28 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET18:01 GMT2:01 11:01 AM MST1:01 PM EST1:31 PM VEN22:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-Kazmir fell to 4-5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Kazmir owned the lowest home ERA in the majors going into the game, but gave up three runs and seven hits in seven innings.
|June 22 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET22:09 GMT6:09 3:09 PM MST5:09 PM EST5:39 PM VEN2:09 UAE (+1)5:09 PM CT-Kazmir evened his record at 4-4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Kazmir gave up one run in 7 1-3 innings, lowering his home ERA to 1.27.
|June 12 10:20 AM PT11:20 AM MT12:20 PM CT1:20 PM ET13:20 ET17:20 GMT1:20 10:20 AM MST12:20 PM EST12:50 PM VEN21:20 UAE12:20 PM CT-Kazmir allowed one hit in eight innings to end a nine-start winless streak and lead the Oakland Athletics over the Texas Rangers 7-0 Thursday.
Analysis: Kazmir defeated Texas and Houston in his first two starts of the season but had been 0-4 in nine outings since beating the Astros on April 13, although he had a 3.78 ERA in that stretch.
|June 6 9:52 AM PT10:52 AM MT11:52 AM CT12:52 PM ET12:52 ET16:52 GMT0:52 9:52 AM MST11:52 AM EST12:22 PM VEN20:52 UAE11:52 AM CT-Kazmir fell to 2-4 on Friday.
Analysis: Kazmir gave up all four runs in 4 2-3 innings.
|May 28 10:59 PM PT11:59 PM MT12:59 AM CT1:59 AM ET1:59 ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST1:29 AM VEN9:59 UAE12:59 AM CT-Kazmir left his start against Detroit on Wednesday with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: He'll reportedly undergo an MRI, so that should create a time table for a return. For now, he's scheduled to start at Detroit on Tuesday.
|Apr. 9 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET12:43 ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST12:13 PM VEN20:43 UAE11:43 AM CT-Kazmir allowed one hit over seven innings in a dazzling season debut Wednesday as he notched his 23rd game with 10 or more strikeouts.
Analysis: The left-hander was a 15-game winner last season was checked on by athletic trainer Nick Paparesta and manager Bob Melvin after his back tightened up so beware and monitor the situation with updates from Paparesta and the A's.
|2004||TB||2||3||0 - 0||8||7||0||33.1||33||22||21||4||21||0||41||1.62||5.67|
|2005||TB||10||9||0 - 0||32||32||0||186.0||172||90||78||12||100||3||174||1.46||3.77|
|2006||TB||10||8||0 - 0||24||24||1||144.2||132||59||52||15||52||3||163||1.27||3.24|
|2007||TB||13||9||0 - 0||34||34||0||206.2||196||91||80||18||89||1||239||1.38||3.48|
|2008||TB||12||8||0 - 0||27||27||0||152.1||123||61||59||23||70||2||166||1.27||3.49|
|2009||TB||8||7||0 - 0||20||20||0||111.0||121||77||73||15||50||0||91||1.54||5.92|
|2009||LAA||2||2||0 - 0||6||6||0||36.1||28||8||7||1||10||0||26||1.05||1.73|
|2009||Tot||10||9||0 - 0||26||26||0||147.1||149||85||80||16||60||0||117||1.42||4.89|
|2010||LAA||9||15||0 - 0||28||28||0||150.0||158||103||99||25||79||2||93||1.58||5.94|
|2011||LAA||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||1.2||5||5||5||1||2||0||0||4.20||27.00|
|2013||Cle||10||9||0 - 0||29||29||0||158.0||162||76||71||19||47||1||162||1.32||4.04|
|2014||Oak||15||9||0 - 0||32||32||2||190.1||171||81||75||16||50||1||164||1.16||3.55|
|2015||Oak||5||5||0 - 0||18||18||0||109.2||84||35||29||7||35||0||101||1.09||2.38|
|2015||Hou||2||4||0 - 0||7||7||0||44.1||37||17||13||5||13||0||36||1.13||2.64|
|2015||Tot||7||9||0 - 0||25||25||0||154.0||121||52||42||12||48||0||137||1.10||2.45|
|Career||98||88||0 - 0||266||265||3||1524.1||1422||725||662||161||618||13||1456||1.34||3.91|
|2008||TB||Total||1||1||0 - 0||5||5||0||25.2||26||12||12||4||18||0||22||4.21|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.1||8||2||2||0||2||0||4||3.38|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||10.1||8||5||5||3||6||0||9||4.35|
|WS||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||10.0||10||5||5||1||10||0||9||4.50|
|2009||LAA||Total||0||1||0 - 0||3||2||0||10.2||11||10||9||1||8||0||4||7.59|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||5||5||5||1||3||0||1||7.50|
|LCS||0||1||0 - 0||2||1||0||4.2||6||5||4||0||5||0||3||7.71|
|Career||1||2||0 - 0||8||7||0||36.1||37||22||21||5||26||0||26||5.20|
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Danny Amendola joined the show to talk about the addition of Reggie Wayne to the receiving group, the offensive tempo in game 3 of the preseason, and who is the most stylish in the locker room.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Kirk and Dino gave their thoughts on the next move in Brady vs Goodell.
Tom gave his thoughts on what he saw yesterday in Judge Berman's courtroom.
Shannon Sharpe was on First Take yesterday comparing Brady's alleged deflating of footballs, to Alex Rodriguez' admitted use of steroids.
Lou had the call of the game last night. Also, some more foreshadowing about the arrival of Glenn Ordway to the 10-2 time slot. And finally, Lou and Christian anticipate a ruling from Judge Berman.
The guys discuss Kanye's ridiculous statements from last night's MTV VMA's, in which Kanye complained about how he's treated by everyone EXCEPT artists, and his announcement that he'll run for president in 2020.
We check in with Gary Myers of the NYDN about his tweets reporting the NFL's best settlement offer to Brady... a one game reduction for a full admission of guilt. The offer obviously went nowhere.
We wrap up a Monday with some of the best sound bites you may have missed.
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Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
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