Scott Kazmir regaining confidence

Angels lefty is quietly turning around a rough season but could use some run support

Updated: August 14, 2010, 9:33 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Written on the white dry erase board to the right of Scott Kazmir's locker is the "Japanese Word of the Day." The board, which is to the left of Hideki Matsui's locker, is updated daily by Matsui's interpreter, Roger Kahlon, and his word Friday couldn't have been more appropriate for Kazmir.

"Jishin -- Confidence"

It is safe to say Kazmir has lacked jishin this season. In fact, his jishin was so low before his first start since coming off the disabled list last Saturday, ...

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