Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Giants bail Bochy out

The very fine 5-4 vic against the Cubbies was closer than it should have been. Bruce Bochy watched Barry Zito give up a 3-1 lead in the 6th and then strike out a rookie looking with two men on to end the inning. That should have been the night for Zito -- given that the Giants have a fairly effective pen and given Zito's propensity for wobbly performances.

Instead, Bruce decided to bat Zito in the bottom of the 6th after Rowand homered so Zito could make the third out and then allowed him to pitch first to Zambrano and then to the Cubbies lead-off hitter, who damn near hit one into the Bay. WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU TRYING PROVE, BRUCE?

The game story from the Associated Press (put up on the San Francisco Chronicle web site) highlights Pat the Bat's impressive clutch homer in the 8th.


Anonymous David Eckelberry said...

impressive "clutch" you mean.

Anyway, I was at the game last night and I had the same reaction. Why is Zito still in? 3 minutes later,bBall over the right field seats.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Big D said...

Thanks, David. I fixed the spelling.

Yeah, it's one thing if Cain or Lincecum is still in there, but Zito after a 2-run sixth?

Great game to attend, no doubt.

11:54 AM  

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