Dodgers News: Kazmir Going For Career Win #100

Left-hander Scott Kazmir had a stellar National League debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night in San Diego. He went six innings, gave up just one single hit, and struck out five batters en route to a 3-0 victory. He only threw 75 pitches, so you can assume he’s very well rested right now.

Kazmir goes into today’s game with 99 career wins, so if he’s able to notch a win in today’s game against the hated San Francisco Giants, then Kazmir will achieve 100 career wins. Now, while he’s certainly not the first, and won’t be the last, pitcher to get to 100 wins, his journey there is pretty special.

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From Doug Padilla, staff writer for ESPN dot com:

Dodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir will be looking for his 100th career victory when he starts Sunday at San Francisco. The left-hander, who is 99-90 lifetime with a 3.93 ERA over 12 seasons, gave up just one hit over six innings of his Dodgers debut Tuesday at San Diego.

Kazmir has been through the ringer in his career, so for him to even get 100 wins, no matter how meaningless you think pitcher wins are, is pretty special. He’ll need to be on his A-game today against a Giants lineup that has the ability to hit left-handed pitching. A win today also gives the Dodgers a split of this series.

The left-hander takes the mound for the third time in his career against the Giants. In his prior two starts against them, he has a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings while striking out 12 batters and walking just three. Both games were in San Francisco. Let’s hope he keeps up that level of performance.

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