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  • Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    Lets not get too carried away about Zito just yet. As soon as Zito has his typical game where he pitches 4.1 innings giving up 5 ER with 8 hits, 5 walks and 2 K's fans will be clammering for Sanchez again.
    He can be aggravating, tend to root for him a bit more than the average Gint fan, was pleasantly suprised early last year, and he carried the rotation for a month or so, but sure did peter out at the end.

    Maybe with the break he'll last all season this year?

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    • Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
      Lets not get too carried away about Zito just yet. As soon as Zito has his typical game where he pitches 4.1 innings giving up 5 ER with 8 hits, 5 walks and 2 K's fans will be clammering for Sanchez again.
      I'm just ridin' the wave for as long as it last Wags....
      “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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      • If the back of the rotation (Bumgarner, Vogelsong, Zito) keep outpitching the front end (Lincecum, Cain, Sanchez), it's a pretty fine staff problem to have, 'cause the front three are awfully darn good (all could have much better records with a bit more run support). The bullpen is tough (Wilson has his issues, he's still top-notch), Bochy makes a lot of right calls, it's a great staff. They could still repeat, and the staff is still young enough that there are at least 3-4 fine years left. Now, if only a hitter would drop in and say hi, don't think Schierholtz can keep it up all year...

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        • I really believe the stint on the DL and the subsequent minor league rehab are the best things that have happened to Zito since he became a Giant. I think it has really given him a renewed sense of appreciation for what he's got and has renewed his intensity to be a very good pitcher again. That doesn't mean I think all of his troubles are behind him and he's suddenly Cy Young material again, but I think we're gonna see a different Zito from here on out.
          San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

          "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

          "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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          • Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
            I really believe the stint on the DL and the subsequent minor league rehab are the best things that have happened to Zito since he became a Giant. I think it has really given him a renewed sense of appreciation for what he's got and has renewed his intensity to be a very good pitcher again. That doesn't mean I think all of his troubles are behind him and he's suddenly Cy Young material again, but I think we're gonna see a different Zito from here on out.
            I'm with you right down the line on this one, Rich. Nice to have the luxury of shelving a starter and not missing a beat. If Pablo and Nate keep hitting, Huff and Burrell come through occasionally, Ross and Torres a bit more often, Tejada and Belt contribute, we may not need another bat to repeat. Sure need one at some point, though.

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            • What was with the crowd booking Wilson when he came to the mound last night at the ASG?

              Booing, at the ASG? WTH?

              Seems they were busy booing lots of players, Fielder got some Arizona love too, during the home run derby?
              Last edited by CandlestickBum; 07-13-2011, 09:34 AM. Reason: more info

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              • Fielder got booed because he didn't select Justin Upton to do the home run derby instead of Rickie Weeks, his teammate. Wilson got booed because he's with one of the D-backs main rivals in the NL West.
                San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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                • Originally posted by KHenry14 View Post
                  Boy, Zito has been excellent since coming off the DL, and last night was his best effort yet. 8IP 4 H 1 ER and a big fat W!

                  Jon Sanchez isn't going to get back into the rotation any time soon I'm afraid.
                  I can't say I'd mind if Bumgarner got skipped a time or two once Sanchez comes back. He's still only 21 and pitched deep into last season, throwing more innings than he ever had before. I know he's throwing well but the Giants need to think about his long-term health.
                  San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                  "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                  "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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                  • Whoa, great win tonight. Huff-Daddy goes yard to tie the game in the ninth, then they pound a wild Gregerson to put a 5 spot up for the win. Excellent 6 IP for the bullpen tonight too.
                    “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                    • 2 walks and an error followed by a 1-pitch popup, a 3-pitch strikeout and a 4-pitch walk = ugliest rally ever. At least Pablo and Nate made it a bit more respectable in the end.

                      Repeat or Bust!
                      San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                      "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                      "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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                      • Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                        ugliest rally ever.
                        (channeling Duane Kuiper) Aaaaand, that's your 2011 Giants.

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                        • Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                          2 walks and an error followed by a 1-pitch popup, a 3-pitch strikeout and a 4-pitch walk = ugliest rally ever. At least Pablo and Nate made it a bit more respectable in the end.

                          Repeat or Bust!
                          Tejada going after the first pitch like that just killed me. And one wonders if Torres was so agressive going up against Qualls after the incident last week. But like they've done so often this season, the Giants found a way. Gotta love 2 strike, 2 outs hits!
                          “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                          • BTW, you guys seen this: http://www.alexmaine.us/2011/06/100-...misfitz-black/
                            “Well, I like to say I’m completely focused, right? I mean, the game’s on the line. It’s not like I’m thinking about what does barbecue Pop Chips and Cholula taste like. Because I already know that answer — it tastes friggin’ awesome!"--Brian Wilson

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                            • Looks like the real Barry Zito showed up tonight.
                              Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                              • That wasn't Zito, that was my Aunt Ismelda in mufti. Zito couldn't make it, he was getting a nickname transfusion. I have it on good sources that it's "Tee Ball." Yikes.

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