Found April 09, 2012 on
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Of course, this script was written before Sunday’s game, which was the exact opposite. The first few innings were great, and it was all downhill from there.
Heaven help the Giants when they’re looking to Barry Zito at Coors Field to be their saviors.
A lot went wrong this weekend. The specifics don’t matter. The team needs to play better. Bottom line, from Buster Posey to Brandon Belt to Jeremy Affeldt.
Because Coors Field isn’t going to be any more forgiving this week.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
BRINGING BACK BARRY
San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito pitched a shutout at Coors Field on Monday—his first since 2003—setting an MLB record for consecutive starts between shutouts.
Barry Zito was terrible at pitching. He probably still will be bad at pitching. But today was marvelous. The Rockies are still asking when the game starts.
9 IP, 4 H, 0 BB…0 BB
When the Giants starters gave up 14 ER in over 15 IP, it looked like Coors Field was the last place the Giants would want to be. It turned out to be how they got off the schnide…schneid…snide? Whatever...
Gosh, baseball is a screwy game. You can watch it for more than fifty years, pour over box scores in all that time, read experts until the cows come home, pour over projections and even seek out roto-experts for what players should perform and STILL be amazed by what happens. This writer has accumulated over 2,700 posts on baseball on this site and others. Never in a million years...
Opening weekend has come and gone! Who would have thought that the San Francisco Giants would score 14 runs in three games, and still not have a win? Last year 14 runs in two weeks would have been good for them.
There is still 159 more games to go, so don’t stress about the start of the season. The pitching will come around and all these runs will turn into wins!
Barry Zito pitched a four-hit shutout to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 7-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Denver. It was his first shutout since 2003 and gave the Giants their first victory of 2012.
Line: 9 IP| 4 H | 0 ER | 0 BB | 4 K; W (1-0) | QS | CG | SHO
My fantasy perspective: So, Zito did something to get noticed by fantasy baseball owners and it wasn’t something...
Barry Zito shut out the Colorado Rockies this afternoon to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 7-0 win. This is not a joke and April Fool's Day was eight days ago.Giants' fans have ridiculed and laughed at Zito's bad starts for the past few years. They have seen him pitch horrible games and make so many bad wild pitches.Every season, Zito would say he would get better...
Barry Zito threw a four-hitter for his first shutout in nine years and Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 7-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
Zito (1-0), who hasn't lost to Colorado since Sept. 25, 2008 -- a span of nine starts -- allowed three harmless singles and a double. He didn't walk a batter and struck out four in tossing...
Barry Zito threw 53.2 innings last year; and he was terrible. From racking up strikeouts (5.4 K/9) to avoiding walks (4.0 BB/9) to keeping the ball in the park (1.7 HR/9), he did nothing well. The results, accordingly, were ugly: a 5.87 ERA, a 5.60 FIP, and a 4.65 xFIP. In a month, he’ll turn 34. And he looked awful this spring (16 hits allowed in his last 5.1 innings!).
The Giants have gotten off to a bit of a poor start and turn to Barry Zito to attempt to right the ship and get the team the first win of the season. The big problem is that my projection model says that the odds of that happening are pretty poor but on the bright side it also said that the odds of the team scoring 16 runs in a four game series was also very low.
Barry Zito threw a complete game shutout in his 2012 debut as the Giants get their first win of the young season. Zito sure did pitch like a $126 million pitcher today finally! It was also his first shutout and complete game as a Giant, and his first since 2003 VS Texas. No one expected Zito to be the first pitcher in the rotation to collect a win. He sure looked way more relaxed...
Pablo Sandoval continued to swing the hot bat and Barry Zito pitched a
complete game shutout as visiting San Francisco snapped a three-game
losing skid with a 7-0 win over Colorado on Monday. After getting swept by Arizona in their opening series, the Giants avoided their first season-opening four-game skid since 1950.Zito
(1-0) recorded his 10th career shutout and improved...
After yesterdays incredible pitching performance by Zito, and the offense's 10 hit 7-run beating on the Rockies, you can say this 2012 Giants team looks nothing like last years team. It's only one win and there are 158 more games to be played, but the way the Giants played yesterday is what all us fans and critics in San Francisco have been waiting to see out of this team...
The San Francisco Giants are in danger of their worst start to a season in 62 years.
Sending Barry Zito to the mound for the first time in 2012 may not help them avoid that dubious fate.
Zito will try to put another disappointing season behind him and help the Giants avoid their first 0-4 start since 1950 when they visit the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
San Francisco (0-3...
(0-0) 0.00 ERAGame 1 startersJhoulys Chacin
(0-0) 0.00 ERA
(0-1) 8.44 ERAGame 2 startersJeremy Guthrie
(1-0) 3.86 ERA
(0-1) 9.00 ERAGame 3 startersJamie Moyer
(0-1) 5.40 ERA
After a disappointing opening weekend in Arizona, the Giants turn to Barry Zito to pick...
(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Buster Posey understands all the fuss over his healing left leg.
He really does, even if he's asked the same questions again and again.
And when the San Francisco Giants catcher takes a day off - even a scheduled one such as Monday against Colorado - he realizes there's bound to be more scrutiny....