Spicy mustard and pickle juice healed Scott Kazmir’s cramps

Wednesday July 20th, 2016

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Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir pitched well against the Nationals on Tuesday, allowing just one run in seven innings of work to pick up his eighth win of the season. 

When his stellar performance was nearly cut short by cramping, the training stuff suggested an unusual remedy. 

“Electrolyte drink, pickle juice, some spicy mustard,” Kazmir said, according to the Associated Press. “[The trainers] know a lot more than I do and it worked.”

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We’ve seen football players drink pickle juice on the bench before, but spicy mustard is certainly something new. Maybe the trainers were just giving him something to start a sandwich. 

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