Yeah, Zito was in trouble all day, but that was the only run he allowed in 6 innings, so I'm not going to complain about him...just gotta tip your cap to Latos- he killed us again today.
I didn't actually see the game and I'm glad I didn't but I thought Zito would get absolutely torched today.
So 6 innings 1 ER is more than acceptable.
Looks like the 6 walks finally caught up with him though.
"This board absolutely <sucks after a couple losses. All the little whiny bitches come out and cry like little girls. Can you believe there's someone that started a thread to cry about a pitcher giving up 1 run in 6 innings? Can you believe that?"
Yah i know huh? How lame
I rarely agree with you, but I have your back on this one.
Yea he walked 6, but he only gave up one run. Our bat's struggled to score runs... it is what it is, we can't win every game, in fact, we only need to win at maybe .600 the rest of the way to win the west easy.
Zito got homeplated in Saturday' game. During one of the innings where he walked 6 batters, the umpire would not call a third strike at a Red' players knees, in another at bat during the blind justice set Sanchez did not move his glove, guess what(!!) another ball is called. Then the 9th inning Latos throws one about 6-8 inches above homeplate, STRIKE, and the final out 6" outside, STRIKE, game over. Homeplate umpire must have seen the post game menu and wanted to get in early.
Yet many on this forum be-yotch about Zito walking 6 players, and all the Reds could do is score 1 run !!
Get'um Vogey !!Go Giants !!
WA!!! six in a row he walkied all but the pitcher:4th inning...R Ludwick walked.T Frazier walked, B Phillips to third, R Ludwick to second.R Hanigan walked, B Phillips scored, R Ludwick to third, T Frazier to second.M Latos struck out swinging.
Cincinnati - Top of 5th Barry Zito pitching for San FranciscoZ Cozart walked.D Stubbs walked, Z Cozart to second.
And none were the 3-4-5 hitters!
Those numbers don't tell the whole story though...
1 of the 6 was an intentional walk.
3 others were BORDERLINE strikes. Although I agree the umpire made the right call and they were balls, it doesn't change the fact that they were great pitches. Zito is NOT going to a fastball by anyone, so it's not like he he can just pony up and throw one through the middle of the zone on full counts. He needs to utilize the corners effectively and mix his speeds to be successful and although the walks didn't really show to be in his favor, the pitches he threw that led to some of those walks are indicative of the good control he had. Those pitches, although balls, were not hittable and I think we all know he was looking for a swing through on a pitch just off the plate.