April 9th, 2012

Barry, Barry Good

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Barry ZitoClick Here for the box score (which says it all)

http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_04_09_sfnmlb_colmlb_1&mode=box&c_id=sf

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Barry Zito, Dave Righetti, Hector Sanchez

Before the game with catcher Hector Sanchez and Pitching Coach Dave Righetti

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Barry Zito,

9.0 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts - 112 pitches (70 strikes)

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Barry Zito,

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Barry Zito,

After the game with catcher Hector Sanchez

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Barry Zito, Roberto Kelly

Being congratulated by first base coach, Roberto Kelly, after an 11 pitch at bat the resulted in a single to left center field

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Barry Zito, Bruce Bochy

With Bruce Bochy after the game

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 2012, Photo, Barry Zito

Quick Hits for Monday, April 9, 2012 (Game #4)

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).

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 20120, Photo, Barry Zito

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).

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 20120, Photo, Buster Posey

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.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 20120, Photo, Melky Cabrera

MELKY CABRERA... Has hit safely in all 3 games this season at .286 (4-for-14) with 1 HR and 2 RBI.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 20120, Photo, Pablo Sandoval, Bruce Bochy

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.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 20120, Photo, Gregor Blanco

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.

S.F. Giants, San Francisco Giants, 20120, Photo, Sergio Romo

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.

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