Sunday, March 15, 2009

Giants (3) vs Royals (11)

After fighting back a couple of days ago to even their spring record at 8-8, the Giants had their 3rd game in a row when they just got trashed. The offense continues to get the absolute minimum runs out of their hits. Today it was 12 hits, including 3 doubles and a triple, which produced only 3 runs. Considering Barry Zito gave up that many runs in the first inning, you know it had to be a long day.

Speaking of Barry Zito, after a couple of good outings and a couple of mediocre outings, Zito was in mid-season form today. He was horrible. He did go 5 full innings, throwing 85 pitches, but too often those pitches had "hit me" written all over them........and they were coming in sooooo slow, that the batters had no problem reading them. He was tatooed for 10 hits, including 2 HR's and 2 doubles, and gave away another 3 walks. That was good for 6 earned runs and it probably should have been more. As I said before, there is no speed posting at the stadium, but the game was being repeated on the MLB channel and I saw a little bit of it while getting ready to go out for dinner. The gun on the replay showed Zito at a blistering 84 MPH. High School speed......High School results.

Alex Hinshaw continues to pitch his way off of the opening day roster as he gave up 1 run, a leadoff HR in the 9th, on 2 hits with 1 strikeout. 1 inning, 1 run........that's the way it has been for Hinshaw as his ERA now stands at an even 9.00.

Non-roster invitees, Andres Torres and Jesus Guzman both had doubles in their only AB's in the 8th when the Giants scored 2 of their 3 runs. Both of these guys are trying hard to make the team as Guzman is now batting .414 with a team high 10 extra base hits. Torres is batting a team high .452.


Anonymous said...

your comments right on the money.

Roberto said...

Are you going to head to any of the Minor League games?

Anonymous said...

csn had zito around 83 mph at first, then he slowed down a couple mph (which is kind of impressive). Does he throw a 2-seamer or something? I saw several pitches that didn't look like his changeup or slider or curve that came in at 77-78 (yikes). Can't figure out what pitch it is.

Giantfan9 said...

Roberto .. No time for Minor League games

Anonymous said...

i was bat boy for the royals that day
the team was making fun of zito and joked that they didn't want to hit him to hurt his confidence
they would walk instead.
thats how bad he was

Anonymous said...

Are you going to head to any of the Minor League games?

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