Well, I was technically correct. Said Barry Zito wouldn’t make it past the fifth. And he didn’t. The Giants pulled him after a five-inning, four-run effort. Score is still 4-0.
Zito did the one thing the Giants can’t afford; he put them in a hole early. The Giants will not be overcoming many big deficits this season, especially against bulldogs like Dodgers ace Brad Penny.
By the way, this was Zito’s fourth straight Opening Day start. He’s about to be 0-4, and his ERA is 9.49 (12.1 IP/13 ER). Wanna explain again Mr. Bochy why Matt Cain wasn’t pitching this one?