Zito = Big Daddy
Zito racked up 102 wins in seven years in Oakland. He now has 113 but I think it's very doubtful that he'll get to 200. He looked awful, partiuclarly on the down-the-middle fattie to Choker Kent. ESPN's commentators Eric Young and Buster Olney said something like there's a widespread belief in MLB that Zito's velocity on his fastball is gone. The SF Chron's Henry Schulman did a nice job of summing up this travesty of a game:
-- They are pegged to be a very bad last-place team, and Monday's game only served to accentuate those fears.
-- The offense, expected to be vacuous, managed five singles against Penny and three Los Angeles relievers.
-- The Giants had one decent offensive opportunity, when Ray Durham drew a one-out walk in the second and Rowand singled him to third. But Jose Castillo ended the inning with a double play.
-- Had the Giants converted Roberts' game-opening single into a run, perhaps the tone would have been different. But Bochy called for a hit-and-run, Penny threw a high fastball that Rich Aurilia could not possibly hit and Russell Martin nailed Roberts at second base.