On an emotional day, Barry Zito was spectacular, and the Giants came from behind once again to defeat the Miami Marlins 2-1 in eleven innings.
The Marlins got on the board first. Ed Lucas crushed his first home run of the season with one out in the top of the first to give Miami their early lead, but that’s all that they would get off of Zito.
Just three days after his father passed away from a long illness, Zito gave the Giants exactly what they needed on the mound. With a tired bullpen that has struggled on this home-stand, San Francisco needed a starter to give them innings, and Zito did just that. He went seven innings, giving up six hits, two walks, and just the one run while striking out five.
Manager Bruce Bochy sung Zito’s praises after the game.
“He had great focus out there. He really did a great job of giving us seven innings, because he logged some pitches early, but he got on track and pitched well. There’s nothing tougher than what he had to go through, and to go out t...