TEMPE, Ariz. — Dodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir was scheduled to throw three innings today. The Angels had other plans.
Kazmir was touched for six hits and five runs (all earned) in 1 ⅔ innings at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Only one of the six hits went for extra bases: a triple by Mike Trout, who also worked a walk.
That was of some reassurance to Kazmir. So was his ability to get ahead in the count, and the fact that all his pitches were working to his satisfaction.
So what happened? Here’s what he said after the game: