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San Francisco left-hander Barry Zito has been selected as the starter for Wednesday's Game 1 of the World Series, Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Tuesday. The Giants have won the last 13 starts for Zito, who went 15-8 with a 4.15 ERA. It marked the most victories and tied for the second-lowest ERA since he signed a $126 million six-year contract with the Giants in 2007. Also, Zito has a 1-0 record with a 1.74 ERA during the postseason. He threw 7 2/3 shutout innings in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. He will face Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander, who was 17-6 with a .2.64 ERA during the regular season and 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA in the postseason.
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Barry Zito is playing his part in this World Series, all right.
After years of being labeled baseball's most overpaid pitcher, Zito took the ball Wednesday night and thoroughly outshined reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander to lead the San Francisco Giants to an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers that sent the orange-crazed home fans into a Zito-fueled...
From postseason bystander to starting the World Series opener. That's how far Barry Zito has come in two years to resurrect his career.
The resurgent left-hander will pitch Game 1 for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers.
Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday he will go with Zito, who has turned around his career this year....
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Zito was a bystander two years ago when the Giants made history by winning its first World Series since moving to San Francisco from New York in 1958. Wednesday night, the left-hander will be the Giants' starting pitcher when they open the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and ace Justin Verlander at 8:07 p.m. ET at AT&T Park. The $126-million...
Much like Barry Zito in Game 5, the Giants got some very clutch pitching from Ryan Vogelsong to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 from AT&T Park forcing a Game 7 Monday night.
Vogelsong went 7 strong innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits with 9 strikeouts earning his second win of the NLCS.
Meanwhile the San Francisco bats teed off on Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter early tagging...
The 2012 World Series gets underway tonight in San Francisco with Justin Verlander and Barry Zito taking the mound for the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.
The Tigers have taken the American League by storm after being out of the playoff picture with two weeks remaining in the season. The Giants have played much of the Postseason with their backs to the wall, rallying from...
From the moment we discover sports as children, we dream of this kind of situation. I remember the night before little league games, not being able to sleep as I fantasized about hitting game winning HRs and being mobbed by teammates. I remember shooting hoops in the driveway before dinner, narrating a farcical playoff moment out loud as a attempted a turnaround jumper.
Justin Verlander does not have much of a history against the San Francisco Giants hitters that he'll see on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series. Continue reading →
The St. Louis Cardinals entered Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Friday up three games to one on the San Francisco Giants, just one win from securing a spot in the World Series. All they had to do was beat Giants starter Barry Zito, who hasn’t had an earned-run average under 4.03 in six years.
That sounds doable enough. The Cardinals scored eight runs the...
4 games to go.
What a tremendous season:
AL Central Division Champs.
AL Division Series Champs.
Triple Crown Winner.
Perhaps another Cy Young winner.
But you know what? It’s not enough. The D deserves more. And we’re gonna get it.
Now, as I’m sure you have all see, there is an abundance of Tigers media out there right now. It’s starting...
Forget for one moment that Barry Bonds is the poster-child for PEDs. He is probably the most well-known San Francisco Giants player of all-time, outside of Willie Mays. Okay, now add back the whole steroids narrative. Barry Bonds is the … Continue reading →
Here we are, down to the final series. The Detroit Tigers. The San Francisco Giants. Who’s going to win?
George Bowles: First off, I feel I need to say I don’t know what the hell happened to the Cardinals but the wheels fell off really quickly as they couldn’t win one of three games vs a team that was not real good. I wouldn’t go so far to say that they “choked”, but...
The World Series begins today...finally. The last series of the year has arrived, and in the next four to seven games, we're going to have our champion of baseball. We'll have a full preview of the series between the Tigers and Giants coming later today.
But what else have you missed today? After the Cardinals were eliminated on Monday evening, we posted their post-mortem...