Charlie Blackmon

Scott Kazmir might be done but Dodgers near closer to clincher

Scott Kazmir might be done but Dodgers near closer to clincher

At 7:10 p.m. Friday night at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir hiked up his right leg, uncorked his body, and delivered a pitch to Yasmani Grandal. And then he turned around and waited, and eventually repeated the exercise. His warmup sessions, already extended earlier this season because of chronic first-inning struggles, seemed interminable on this night when further lengthened because of his team’s hourlong pregame ceremony honoring Vin Scully. 

The game’s start was estimated for 7:20 p.m., but finally at 7:46 p.m, Kazmir did the thing for real. Reality, for him, did not last very long. In his return to the mound following a month away, the left-hander...

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