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