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Scorecard: Kazmir K’s 12 in first meeting with Mets

Scott Kazmir, the New York Mets’ one-time top pitching prospect, faced the team that originally drafted him on Friday night.

Kazmir struck out 12 in just six innings, earning the win.

For some reason, I decided to keep score of this inconsequential milestone.  Here’s my scorecard.

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3 thoughts on “Scorecard: Kazmir K’s 12 in first meeting with Mets

  1. I took a ride up to Bridgeport last September with my son to watch the Sugarland Skeeters take on the Bluefish. Scott Kazmir signed a couple of cards for me. His ERA for the 2012 Skeeters was not impressive, nor was his WHIP, as I recall. I am somewhat surprised that he was able to parlay his Atlantic League experience into a Major League contract; good for him, was my thinking.

    The question I asked other Met fan friends after Friday was: Kazmir was available to every MLB team, including the Mets. Somehow the NYM front office thought RHP Shawn Marcum was a better option, for more money, than lefty Kazmir? Marcum was 1-9 this year, then injured and released. Kazmir is basking in the warmth of a 12 K/0 BB start against the team that drafted and traded him for underwhelming Victor Zambrano. I’m still scratching my head on that one.

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  2. Any way you look at it, 12 strikeouts in six innings is an impressive feat. But keep in mind the hitters he faced: Eric Young Jr. and Daniel Murphy are the only established major leaguers, and it’s debatable if they should be starting every day.

    Shaun Marcum would have had more wins with a better lineup, and he pitched several really good games before getting hurt. (May 26: 7 innings, 2 runs, 12 strikeouts vs. Atlanta; June 8: 8 innings, 1 run, 7 strikeouts in a relief outing vs. Miami; June 26: 8 innings, 0 runs, 2 strikeouts vs. the White Sox)

    Especially when you try to pick guys off of the scrap heap, there’s a lot of “hoping for the best” that goes along with scouting and statistical analysis.

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