Saturday, October 20, 2012

Zito keeps Giants alive: “This was probably the biggest one for me.” | Giants Extra

Whatever Zito has working for him this year, we sure needed it. It was good to see him get some credit on the national stage for his perseverance and fortitude over the years. While he may not have paid back all of the salary dollars the Giants have sunk into him over the years, I have to say last night he made a HUGE payback to Giants fans and the organization. Way to go, Barry!!

If the ball gets put in Matt Cain's hands in SF, I like our chances. We're half-way there. It's in Vogelsong's hands now -- even though it's vs. Carpenter who is a huge big-game pitcher  -- and I like our chances there as well.

Potentially two more great pitching match-ups, the Giants bats have to do their part. I think whoever wins this series is the WS favorite even though both may go into a Tigers series with thier pitching staff a bit upside-down and bullpens over-worked compared to Detroit.

from Mercury News:
Zito keeps Giants alive: “This was probably the biggest one for me.” | Giants Extra:

"Giants PR whiz Matt Chisholm got Chinese food before this game and found the following message in his fortune cookie: You will soon witness a miracle.

It wouldn’t be fair to Barry Zito to call this a miracle, but this was improbable. Against a lineup chock full of slugging right-handers, Zito, who lasted just eight outs in his previous postseason appearance, pitched a gem. More than a gem. He called this the biggest win of his career, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

The Giants improved to 4-0 in elimination games and will host Game 6 on Sunday.
“I couldn’t be happier for him,” manager Bruce Bochy said of Zito. “He’s done a great job for us this year. I don’t know how many times we needed to win this year and he would find a way to get it done for us.”"

'via Blog this'
Post a Comment

Giants Top Minor League Prospects

  • 1. Joey Bart 6-2, 215 C Power arm and a power bat, playing a premium defensive position. Good catch and throw skills.
  • 2. Heliot Ramos 6-2, 185 OF Potential high-ceiling player the Giants have been looking for. Great bat speed, early returns were impressive.
  • 3. Chris Shaw 6-3. 230 1B Lefty power bat, limited defensively to 1B, Matt Adams comp?
  • 4. Tyler Beede 6-4, 215 RHP from Vanderbilt projects as top of the rotation starter when he works out his command/control issues. When he misses, he misses by a bunch.
  • 5. Stephen Duggar 6-1, 170 CF Another toolsy, under-achieving OF in the Gary Brown mold, hoping for better results.
  • 6. Sandro Fabian 6-0, 180 OF Dominican signee from 2014, shows some pop in his bat. Below average arm and lack of speed should push him towards LF.
  • 7. Aramis Garcia 6-2, 220 C from Florida INTL projects as a good bat behind the dish with enough defensive skill to play there long-term
  • 8. Heath Quinn 6-2, 190 OF Strong hitter, makes contact with improving approach at the plate. Returns from hamate bone injury.
  • 9. Garrett Williams 6-1, 205 LHP Former Oklahoma standout, Giants prototype, low-ceiling, high-floor prospect.
  • 10. Shaun Anderson 6-4, 225 RHP Large frame, 3.36 K/BB rate. Can start or relieve
  • 11. Jacob Gonzalez 6-3, 190 3B Good pedigree, impressive bat for HS prospect.
  • 12. Seth Corry 6-2 195 LHP Highly regard HS pick. Was mentioned as possible chip in high profile trades.
  • 13. C.J. Hinojosa 5-10, 175 SS Scrappy IF prospect in the mold of Kelby Tomlinson, just gets it done.
  • 14. Garett Cave 6-4, 200 RHP He misses a lot of bats and at times, the plate. 13 K/9 an 5 B/9. Wild thing.

2019 MLB Draft - Top HS Draft Prospects

  • 1. Bobby Witt, Jr. 6-1,185 SS Colleyville Heritage HS (TX) Oklahoma commit. Outstanding defensive SS who can hit. 6.4 speed in 60 yd. Touched 97 on mound. Son of former major leaguer. Five tool potential.
  • 2. Riley Greene 6-2, 190 OF Haggerty HS (FL) Florida commit.Best HS hitting prospect. LH bat with good eye, plate discipline and developing power.
  • 3. C.J. Abrams 6-2, 180 SS Blessed Trinity HS (GA) High-ceiling athlete. 70 speed with plus arm. Hitting needs to develop as he matures. Alabama commit.
  • 4. Reece Hinds 6-4, 210 SS Niceville HS (FL) Power bat, committed to LSU. Plus arm, solid enough bat to move to 3B down the road. 98MPH arm.
  • 5. Daniel Espino 6-3, 200 RHP Georgia Premier Academy (GA) LSU commit. Touches 98 on FB with wipe out SL.

2019 MLB Draft - Top College Draft Prospects

  • 1. Adley Rutschman C Oregon State Plus defender with great arm. Excellent receiver plus a switch hitter with some pop in the bat.
  • 2. Shea Langliers C Baylor Excelent throw and catch skills with good pop time. Quick bat, uses all fields approach with some pop.
  • 3. Zack Thompson 6-2 LHP Kentucky Missed time with an elbow issue. FB up to 95 with plenty of secondary stuff.
  • 4. Matt Wallner 6-5 OF Southern Miss Run producing bat plus mid to upper 90's FB closer. Power bat from the left side, athletic for size.
  • 5. Nick Lodolo LHP TCU Tall LHP, 95MPH FB and solid breaking stuff.