Quick Hits for July 14, 2013

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the San Diego Padres in the final game of this four-game series…LHP Eric Stults (7-7, 3.50) is scheduled to face LHP Barry Zito (4-6, 4.62).

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BARRY ZITO… Has taken no-hitter through 6.0 innings four times in his career…three of those starts have come against Rangers (June 21, 2009 – through 6.0, Aug. 25, 2006 – through 7.0, and July 15, 2005 – through 6.0)…only other time was in 2002 against Mariners.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

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2002 AL Cy Young Award winner and three-time AL All-Star (2002-03, 2006) will be making his 19th start of the season.

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Did not factor into the decision in the Giants 10-6 loss to the Mets last Tuesday…tossed 6.0 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and four walks with five strikeouts and one home run.

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Did not factor into the decision in the Giants 3-2 loss to the Reds on June 3…tossed 4.0 innings, allowing one earned run on seven hits and one walk.

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Has allowed just 11 extra base hits to lefties (10 doubles, one home run).

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VS. SAN DIEGO… Is 5-9 with a 4.41 ERA (64er, 130.2ip) in 24 career games (23 starts) against the Padres…has faced San Diego three times already this season, going 1-0 with a 1.65 ERA (3er, 16.1ip).

PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR THE FINAL GAME BEFORE THE ALL-STAR BREAK (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):

  • Sunday, July 14 at San Diego (1:10): LHP Eric Stults (pitching tonight) vs. LHP Barry Zito (pitching tonight) – CSN-BA

note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

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