Kazmir's confidence takes another hit

Updated: July 11, 2010, 1:57 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

OAKLAND -- By the time Daric Barton took a big cut at the first pitch and sent the ball soaring over the right-field fence, you could feel the embarrassment just oozing out of Scott Kazmir's pores.

This wasn't a bad game for Kazmir. It wasn't a beating or a drubbing or getting knocked around, all those silly terms people use when a pitcher has an awful day. Those words failed to describe it. Scot Shields didn't scramble to get warm until after Coco Crisp had hit the three-run home run that ...

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