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Let me introduce another new writer (his bio is coming soon) Nathan Mendolowitz. He’s a Giants fan but can root for the A’s on occasion. He will be doing installments of “Hot or Not” of Nor Cal baseball and much more. Sorry ladies, he doesn’t rate them on levels of attractiveness.
by Nathan Mendolowitz
Barry Zito – Hot
Who would have thought Barry Zito would be the shining star of the first week and a half of the season? Picking up where he left off from the post-season, Zito has been the one of the most dominant pitchers in the entire MLB. He is 2-0 allowing zero runs and only 10 hits. The more astounding apart is in those two games, he has only allowed four walks. Adding in last year’s post-season, Zito is 4 – 0 allowing only three runs in 30 innings pitched. And don’t forget his 2-3 hitting against the Rockies with a RBI.
Brandon Belt – Not
Michael Macor, The Chronicle
Brandon Belt is a tale of two hitters. In spring training, Belt was virtually hitting everything. He ended with ...
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It’s been a while since I’ve heard the name “Barry” being echoed throughout AT&T Park, but with the recent success of longtime Giant scapegoat Barry Zito, it’s the least the fans can do.
Zito is the Giants’ best pitcher right now. He has yet to surrender a run – an accomplishment even Sergio Romo was unable to hold.
Looking back at the first day Zito became a...
Yesterday was a great way to start the road trip for the San Francisco Giants! They were down 5-0 but didn’t throw in the towel. The scratched and clawed their way back into the game, and ended up winning 7-6.
Closer Sergio Romo added another save to the back of his baseball card under the 2013 season stats section. Romo has been perfect thus far, and is 6-for-6 in...
Nick Noonan's journey from 1st round pick in the 2007 amateur baseball draft (32nd overall) to getting his first Major League start as a San Francisco Giant this week could be described as circuitous.
In the same way that Barry Zito's curve ball drifts up, describes a parabola, then drops through that 17 inch square target umpires hopefully recognize as a strike.
Sometimes, a little comment can send you down a wormhole. Brandon Crawford is a glovely young man, and we talked about platoon splits — he doesn’t remember having trouble with lefties in the minors — and a few other topics, but it was one thing he said about his defense that popped.
I asked him what he did specifically that made him good at defense — last year, Crawford...
Madison Bumgarner allowed two runs while pitching neatly into the seventh inning, Marco Scutaro had three hits and the San Francisco Giants held off the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Saturday.
Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro hit a two-out, two-run homer off Bumgarner in the seventh to pull the Cubs to 3-2. It was Navarro's second career pinch home run in two days, each hit from a different...
Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
It was a nice hot day in San Francisco as the San Francisco Giants put an old fashion whooping on the Rockies (10-0) to sweep the series. Barry Zito tossed 7 innings of shutout ball, and hasn’t allowed a single run on the season. Is it too early to start the Cy Young Award campaign? Zito didn’t just do it with his arm. He also racked...
Interesting matchups abound in the Giants series, but the rightfielders in today’s game could be one of the more intriguing matchups. The comparison comes naturally from the fact that Nate Schierholtz and Hunter Pence were traded for each other last trade deadline. The comparison would seem to breakdown at that point.
Pence has been a solid everyday rightfielder for his whole career...
Every year Major League Baseball fans are reminded to not read anything into spring training statistics and every year those
same fans find themselves predicting break out seasons based on Grapefruit League and Cactus League numbers. Through the first 15 days of the 2013 regular season names like Justin Smoak, Mike Moustakas, Brandon Belt, Dominic Brown and Julio Teheran have deflated...