"Now, he might go back to his usual stinking self in the second half (and he <Zito> sure looked like it a few games ago), but to this point, for the season as a whole, he hasn't been that bad."
I'll go further in that for a 5th starter he's been stellar. Yes I know that there is probably a 50/50 shot that he'll go back to what we've seen for the last 5 years, but, as of up to now he's probably one of the best 5th starters in the league.
I think you are right about that, but I was doing a little research about OTR and I found a video of him at a political protest!
I know we don't like to bring in too much real life on this board, but his face is covered. So without further delay I present you OTR.
"Beat up on the scrubs but lose to the good teams"
The only teams we have a losing record against are:
Arizona: (4-5, and we should be over .500 but lost some bad games to start the season. Meh...)Cincinnati: (2-4, Who have beat up on most teams. Good team.)Angels: (1-2, On a major hot streak when we played. Good team.)Miami: (2-5, Not a good team, just never play them well.)Seattle: (1-2, Not good team, just a bad series on this one.)Texas: (1-2, Shut-out in 2 games. Good team.)
We have a winning record vs every other team we've played this year. No team has swept us. So the "good teams" you think the Giants lose to consist of Texas, LAA, Cincinnati and Arizona. And that's if you see Arizona as a good team. 4 whole teams... I think you're vastly over-exaggerating this whole thing.