S. Kazmir Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Starting pitcher Scott Edward Kazmir was born on January 24, 1984, in Houston, Texas. He committed verbally to attend the University of Texas after striking out 172 hitters in 75 innings as a senior at Cypress Falls High School, but the New York Mets drafted him in the first round of the 2002 MLB Draft (15th overall).

S. Kazmir Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

S. Kazmir Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

He and his teammate Clint Everts (chosen by the Montreal Expos with the fifth overall pick) were the first high school teammates to both be drafted in the first round of the MLB draught. S. Kazmir is probably the most well-known of his many monikers; others include Kid K, K-Train, Kazamanian Devil, and S. Kazmir has a double meaning in his nicknames, since it is the initial of his last name and he has a high strikeout percentage.

On Tuesday night, as part of the baseball event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Team USA defeated the Dominican Republic by a score of 3-1. The outcome is that the U.S. will face South Korea on Thursday for a shot at the gold medal game against Japan.

As early as the bottom of the first inning, Team USA had already established a 2-0 lead thanks to a two-run home run by first base prospect Triston Casas, who was then playing with the Boston Red Sox. Nothing else happened until the bottom of the fifth, when Tyler Austin hit a solo home run to put the Americans up by three. (Austin had also scored in the home run by Casas.)

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Scott Kazmir, a seasoned southpaw, led the way for Team USA in the pitching rotation. During his five innings of work for the Americans, he allowed only two hits and a walk while striking out a total of seven batters. Out of the 18 batters he faced, Scott Kazmir struck out five (on 80 pitches).

Last Words

The match between South Korea and Japan is set to start at 6 a.m. EDT. The Americans, as mentioned before, will face the match’s loser. The winner of South Korea vs. Japan will play for the medals. At the same time, the Americans will have a shot at the gold medal if they beat whoever loses that game.