TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Philadelphia Phillies in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Barry Zito (8-6, 3.75) will face Phillies’ right-hander Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.79).
Today’s Starting Lineup
ZITO AT A GLANCE… Barry Zito has posted a 8-6 record with a 3.91 ERA (44er, 105.2ip) and 1 complete game in 18 starts this season… The Giants have gone 10-8 in his starts.
Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than drops of water in the Georgia Aquarium.
MOST RECENT OUTING… Earned a victory in his most recent outing at Atlanta on Tuesday…hurled 7.0-scoreless innings, yielding just 3 hits and 1 BB with 4 Ks.
1ST IS THE WORST… Has struggled in the 1st inning allowing 13 runs (11 ER) in 18.0 innings (5.50 ERA)…has been much better in innings 2-9 sporting a 3.39 ERA.
BETTER LEFT THAN RIGHT… Left-handed batters are hitting just .125 (4-for-32) off him in his last 5 starts.
VS. PHILADELPHIA… Is 3-3 with a 4.75 ERA (21er, 36.0ip) in 6 career starts vs. the Philadelphia Phillies.
CAREER NOTES… Is 119-7 (.944) in his career when receiving at least 4 runs of support while in a game (153 starts), including 34-3 (.919) mark with SF (45 starts).