// Scott Kazmir

Red Sox Sweep Halos, Yankees Series Looms

For the first time since beating the Yankees on Opening Night, the Red Sox are again above .500 (at 15-14), and it took a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to do it. Winning the fourth game of the series on Thursday night was no easy feat, however. The Red Sox were […]

The 2009 Tampa Bay Rays Eulogy

Summary of Rays season 2009

What’s Gotten into Kevin Millwood?

Welcome to the first installment of the Fantasy Radar: Fantasy Baseball Edition! Here I will make several weekly observations on hitters and pitchers on their recent trends and how you should deal with it going forward in the season. It will be split up in five categories: Quick Hits (hitters), Wild Pitch (pitchers), Falling Fast […]

Rays Even Series Against Lester, Sox

The Red Sox seemed poised to take the opening series of the season against the Rays after Josh Beckett’s dominating performance on Opening Day. But, these aren’t the Rays of old anymore, and they proved that, taking Game 2 of the season over Jon Lester and the Red Sox, 7-2. Scott Kazmir (1-0) continued his […]

Red Sox Stage Historic Comeback, Force Game 6

Scott Kazmir, who was pushed up to Game 5 for a variety of reasons, pitched a gem through six innings, but Boston’s patient bats forced him out of the game as he reached 111 pitches. When Kazmir left the game, the Red Sox were down 5-0 through six, and by the time they came to […]

Race to the MLB Playoffs: Week 2

It’s quickly becoming a two-horse race for the AL East crown, with the Rays holding a 4.5 game lead over the Red Sox. The Yankees fell further back and are now 10.5 games back at 67-60. They are also 6 games behind the Sox and Twins for the Wild Card lead. A new playoff odds […]

Youkilis and Lester help Red Sox beat Kazmir, Rays

Jon Lester‘s expanding repertoire helped Boston finish off a three-game sweep of Tampa Bay. Kevin Youkilis had four RBIs and Lester pitched six innings to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday, spoiling the return of Rays ace Scott Kazmir. “He’s taken steps to be a more complete […]

AL East Fantasy Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

It’s just about that time of the year. Pitchers and Catchers have already reported, the Boys of Summer are getting ready to captivate us for the next 7 months. Most importantly, FANTASY BASEBALL is set to start. Fantasy is a lot of fun, but it can be a frustrating love/hate relationship if you don’t play […]

Wakefield vs Sonnanstine

Tim Wakefield (16-10, 4.39 ERA) is the guy you want going against Tampa. He is 17-2 with a 2.38 ERA in 26 starts versus Tampa Bay. Wakefield’s last start he blew up against Baltimore allowing 6 ER in 3.2 innings. And because he didn’t record a decision he ruined his 26 game streak of always […]

Kazmir Bends Over Boston

Boston just got dominated by Scott Kazmir. Kazmir continues to be a source of frustration for the Sox. He improved his numbers to 6-4 lifetime against the Red Sox with a 2.62 ERA and 10.2 K/9. When a game ends 1-0 you can’t blame anyone but the offense. No part of the Sox offense was […]

Schilling Considering Joining D-Rays in ’08

In his regular show on WEEI, Curt Schilling said he’d be interested in joining the D-Rays and their two young pitchers, Scott Kazmir and James Shields. “It’s one of those situations you’d certainly have to look at. Knowing that I’m probably going to spend one more year playing, if circumstances happen and things happen and […]

Dice-K vs Rookie Sonnanstine

Manny ending the game with a strike out. (Photo Courtesy of AP Photo/Elise Amendola) When Scott Kazmir and James Shields couldn’t stop the Red Sox, rookie pitcher Andy Sonnanstine who had lost 8 decisions in a row keeps the Rays from getting swept. Not that Kazmir and Shields did any worse then Sonnanstine, but on […]

“Kazmir Shuts Down Sox Again”

That is what the headline in the sports section of your local paper will be saying on Wednesday morning. When Tampa Bay plays the Red Sox on 8/13, they will send young Ace Scott Kazmir to the mound. Anyone who owns Kazmir in any league should listen to this bit of advice: “PLAY HIM!”. In […]

Preview: Rays at Sox 8/14

Fenway will erupt on Tuesday when players are announced. Not because it’s Dice-K, Beckett, or Schilling running out from the bullpen but because John Lester has finally come home. His first four starts have all been on the road. When he returns to Fenway it will be the first start Lester has had since recovering […]