Dodgers didn't play last night so the good guys picked up that half-game and now hold three-of-a-kind to their mere high card. Bet it all now, I say, and rake in that pot! Barry Zito continues to confound analysis--when he's good he beats a great team like the Braves. And when he's bad, well, he's bad. He's just so Zitovian! Curve balls, "fast" balls, slow balls, left-handed slurvy slop, etc. How does GameDay know what to call his pitches? Sure, he can pop off world-class Uncle Charlies, and he'll have a job in the bigs as long as he can do that, but the rest of his "repertoire" is so unremarkable it's a wonder he gets anyone out. It's all about pitching, not throwing, eh? Timing, location, movement, that's the mix, and he's a Master Mixologist. I wonder how he does with cocktails? I think it is pretty cool that pitchers can get guys out without having ridiculous stuff. To be fair, Zeets can throw a pretty ridiculous hook, but no one would confuse his pitches with, say, Justin Verlander's. Big game, big start, big win. Way to deliver, Barry-Z! Oh, and that was a lovely two-base hit from rookie backstop Hector Sanchez to cap a four-run rally that was so 2012 Giants. A walk. A single. A strikeout. A bunt hit and RBI from Hunter Pence! A two-base error! A cue shot down the line! And it ended on a line-drive double play. So 2012 Giants. No boring three-run homers for this bunch.
Keep it rollin' Giants, keep it rollin'.
p.s. If I'm not mistaken, it's "Feliz Cumpleaños" for our own Brother Bob, eh?