Zito goes to 4-0
Lefty Malo, who was in Section 138, says Zito didn't have his best stuff and is pitching like an ace.
Supporting the San Francisco Giants since April 19, 2006
. This is not a group meant to launch comebacks. The bench is constructed around late-inning defense, which doesn’t do you much good when you’re trailing 7-2.
We all know the Giants are thin in a few areas. I’d venture to say the biggest one, especially right now, is the lack of a right-handed thumper on the bench. That could be alleviated somewhat whenever Freddy Sanchez comes back and Juan Uribe isn’t in the starting lineup. But the other day against lefty Wandy Rodriguez, the Giants’ right-handed options were Eli Whiteside and switch-hitters Andres Torres and Eugenio Velez.
Which reminds me … paging Jermaine Dye …
I know he isn’t a favorite among the UZR set. But if properly used, there’s no doubt he would make an impact. Last year, even though he tailed off badly at the end, he still finished with a .387 OBP and .508 SLG in 130 at-bats against left-handed pitching. Seven bombs, too.
I don’t know what Dye’s priorities are or how badly he wants to continue his career, although apparently he turned down $3 million from the Cubs over the winter.
|1.||Barry Bonds (39)||.6094||2004||L|
|2.||Barry Bonds (37)||.5817||2002||L|
|3.||Ted Williams+ (22)||.5528||1941||L|
|4.||John McGraw+ (26)||.5475||1899||L|
|5.||Babe Ruth+ (28)||.5445||1923||L|
|6.||Babe Ruth+ (25)||.5319||1920||L|
|7.||Barry Bonds (38)||.5291||2003||L|
|8.||Ted Williams+ (38)||.5256||1957||L|
|9.||Billy Hamilton+ (28)||.5209||1894||L|
|10.||Babe Ruth+ (31)||.5156||1926||L|