Giants vs. Astros Game 2 Pregame: Blanco Leading Off, Sanchez Catching Lincecum Again

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy had some changes in the team’s starting lineup before starting the second game of a three-game series against the Houston Astros on Saturday night. As expected, Bochy had a different player leading off, after Justin Christian started the game and led off on Friday night. He went 0-for-4. Tonight, it will be back to more »

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San Francisco Giants: Barry Zito, Team Make Memorial Day One To Remember

In an afternoon game on Memorial Day, the San Francisco Giants participated in pregame ceremonies honoring service members from past and present.  It was then fitting that Barry Zito (4-2), whose charity Strikeouts for Troops has donated thousands of dollars to hospitals that treat wounded soldiers, went out and pitched into the eighth inning. Zito allowed two [...]

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Barry Zito Gives Giants First Win of Season with Complete Game Shutout

Tim Licecum, Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner couldn’t get San Francisco their first victory of 2012; Barry Zito sure did, making a loud statement in the process. Zito, often criticized and jeered by his own fan base for his poor performances following his signing of a seven-year $126 million contract, pitched the first shutout of his San Francisco Giants career more »

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