Kazmir: "It's kind of easy out there when you have J.P. [Josh Paul] behind the plate. I don't think I shook him off once."
We've all called for a new veteran catcher backup (why hello there Damian Miller), but have you noticed that since August 1st when Josh Paul catches the Rays pitchers do well? In his last 10 starts the team has a 3.5 ERA, and that includes the nasty 11 earned run affair against the Orioles not long ago; take that out of the equation and in his last 81 innings caught the era is down to 2.55. He's not hitting well (.250 OBP), but maybe that whole "Calls a smart game," mess is correct, that or, you know, the pitching could just be the hot thing.