Barry Zito was once again masterful, giving up 7 hits but 0 runs in 7 innings on a beautiful day at the Big Phoneyard. He threw 108 pitches, and 76 of them were strikes. See what happens when you throw strikes? But, what do you know, it didn't really matter very much because the Giants lit up the yard with offense.
Think back on Giants teams of recent years and dig this: the Giants were up 7 - 0 after 2. 16 hits and 5 walks and 1 Colorado error for 10 runs total. A triple and 3 rbi for Buster Posey, fresh from a day off. Doubles for Scutaro, Posey, Belt, Torres and Crawford. 3 rbi for Posey, 2 for Torres, and 1 rbi each for Scutaro, Arias, Crawford and Zito. Zito sacrificed and got two hits. He can do it all! 13 runners were left on base. After using Mijares last night, there were really no struggling guys to put into the game in the 8th and 9th inning, so they used Lopez and Gaudin who each set down the side in order. Zito is still leading the team in hitting and has a 0.00 era. Good season so far, Barry! Also: Game time temperature reported at 78 degrees F.