Now Commenting On:

{"event":["spring_training" ] }

Kazmir silences Giants to close strong spring

Kazmir silences Giants to close strong spring play video for Kazmir silences Giants to close strong spring

SAN FRANCISCO -- Scott Kazmir appeared to be in midseason form a month ago, so it wasn't much of a surprise when he deemed himself as such after his final spring tuneup Thursday.

"I'm ready," said Kazmir, after throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings at AT&T Park. "I feel comfortable with all my pitches. Threw a lot of offspeed just to get a good feel for them all and had a lot of quality ones."

The A's lefty, who will make his season debut Tuesday against his former Indians team, limited the Giants to two hits on the night, walking three and fanning four. He threw 50 of his 78 pitches for strikes and also drew a walk against San Francisco's Tim Hudson.

Through 16 2/3 exhibition innings, Kazmir exits the preseason schedule with a 1.62 ERA.

"Today was a workout, definitely," he said. "I don't think you can simulate that. I know it didn't look like much, but that took a lot out of me. Pitching-wise, I felt great from the start, and then later in the game was mixing a lot of my pitches up and throwing a lot of offspeed first pitch, something I wanted to work on last start, and felt good."

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"event":["spring_training" ] }
{"event":["spring_training" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español