In the fourth inning with a runner on third, on what was a perfect day for baseball at AT&T Park, Shane Victorino lofted a pop up into shallow right field.
The ball ended up dropping at the feet of three confused San Francisco Giants as the Boston Red Sox opened up a 6-1 lead, and knocked out Barry Zito in the process.
The veteran left-hander was making his return to the rotation after getting banished to the bullpen back on August 2nd. After the game he commented: “I just want to capitalize on the opportunity when I get out there.”
On the day, Zito went 3.2 innings and allowed six runs on seven hits. The lefty struck out three and walked a pair, in what could prove to be his final start as a Giant.
“He could have come out better than his numbers indicate,” said manager Bruce Bochy after the game. The skipper sounded hesitant when asked if Zito would get another start. “I don’t know if he’ll start Monday. I’d like to talk to the staff before I talk about that.”
The team now fal...