Buster Posey hit his first home run of the season, and Barry Zito pitched seven shut out innings Sunday to lead the Giants to a sweep of San Diego.
After a rocky start in Milwaukee where the lefty gave up 9 earned runs, Zito returned to the pitcher-friendly confines of AT&T Park where he has now pitched 21 consecutive scoreless innings, and moved to 3-1 on the season with the Giants 5-0 victory.
“It was a great job on Barry’s part of bouncing back and throwing such a great game today,” said Bruce Bochy. “You’ve got to be resilient in this game. He’s a pro, he put that game behind him and he made his pitches.”
Zito was in command of his fastball, hitting his spots to keep Padre hitters from making solid contact, and allowing his defense to make plays behind him.
“I felt pretty good today and the results were there,” said Zito.
In the fifth inning Posey sent a ball a third of the way up the left-centerfield bleachers. It was the reigning MVP’s first long ball since game four of th...