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Before the game with catcher Hector Sanchez and Pitching Coach Dave Righetti
9.0 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts - 112 pitches (70 strikes)
After the game with catcher Hector Sanchez
Being congratulated by first base coach, Roberto Kelly, after an 11 pitch at bat the resulted in a single to left center field
With Bruce Bochy after the game
TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Colorado Rockies in the 1st game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Barry Zito (3-4, 5.87 in ‘11) will face Rockies’ right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (11-14, 3.62 in ‘11).
BARRY GOOD AGAINST THE ROX...Today’s starting LHP Barry Zito has pitched very well against Colorado throughout his career, going 5-2 with a 2.60 ERA (30er, 104.0ip) and .208 avg. against (77-for-371) in 17 games (15 starts)...the Rockies are 1 of just 3 NL teams that Zito has a career ERA of under 3.00 against (others: Atlanta, 2.45; Miami, 2.45)... Zito last lost to the Rockies on Sept. 25, 2008 at AT&T Park (span of 8 starts, 10 app).
BUSTER POSEY... Hit his 1st home run in nearly a year yesterday, hitting 2-run shot off Josh Collmenter...his last HR came on April 24, 2011, also on Easter Sunday.
MELKY CABRERA... Has hit safely in all 3 games this season at .286 (4-for-14) with 1 HR and 2 RBI.
PABLO SANDOVAL... Is 5-for-12 with 1 HR and 4 RBI to kick off the new season... 25-year-old is on his 4th career Opening Day Roster.
GREGOR BLANCO... Has appeared in all 3 games (twice as a pinch-hitter)...made his 1st start of season yesterday, his 1st start in big leagues since Oct. 2, 2010 with Kansas City.
SERGIO ROMO... 29-year-old right-hander is on his 3rd Opening Day roster in his 5th season in Majors... One of baseball’s top set up men and perhaps baseball’s most dominant RH specialists, has fashioned a 2.30 ERA with 215 Ks and just 38 walks in 1st 5 seasons in ML.