Sunday, October 11, 2009
Just a reminder to Red Sox fans as Scott Kazmir takes the hill in Boston this afternoon, the Red Sox brass had the opportunity to block the deal but chose not to. When Kazmir was put on the waiver wire, every team in the AL with the exception of the Yankees had the opportunity to claim Kazmir before the Angels were able to. The Red Sox chose not to for whatever reason and the deal was consummated.
With the Angels Kazmir has started 6 games. He's 2-2 with a 1.73 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. The Angels are 4-2 in his starts despite scoring 2.33 runs per game. He has a Quality Start in 5 of 6 games with the only non-QS coming in his last start of the year when they pulled him after 5 innings.
If the Angels did not have Kazmir on their roster it's likely Ervin Santana would get the start. Ervin Santana in last years postseason was rocked by the Red Sox for 5 runs in 5+ innings. Kazmir on the other was baten around for 5 runs in his first outing in the ALCS but redeemed himself with 6 innings of shut out ball in his second outing.