Sunday, Aug 12, 2012, 2:05 PM MDT
Aug 29, 1988
May 13, 1978
Sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.
Alex White didn't pitch real well in his last start, as despite not allowing any runs and just one hit, he walked five batters and had to throw a whole bunch of high-stress pitches. The Giants aren't quite as patient at the plate as the Dodgers are, but White should be careful; he doesn't have the stuff that Drew Pomeranz has, and Pom was knocked around by the Giants in yesterday's 9-3 loss.
Meanwhile, Barry Zito comes into today's game pitching pretty well of late, all things considered, as he has demonstrated much better control in the second half despite having an ERA that is three-quarters of a run higher than it was in the first half. Zito is always at his best against the Rockies; he's 6-2 with a 2.39 ERA in his career vs. Colorado, including a complete game shutout in the Rockies home opener this year.
If the Rox can break through against Zito today, they'll accomplish the rare feat of taking consecutive series from the Dodgers and Giants on the road - something that has only happened a handful of times in the club's history. Today's lineup looks a little more promising in terms of being able to do that. Check it out, along with that of the Giants, after the jump.
1. Eric Young (S) RF2. Josh Rutledge (R) SS3. Dexter Fowler (S) CF4. Carlos Gonzalez (L) LF5. Wilin Rosario (R) C6. Jordan Pacheco (R) 1B7. Chris Nelson (R) 3B8. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B9. Alex White (R) P
1. Angel Pagan (S) CF2. Marco Scutaro (R) 3B3. Melky Cabrera (S) LF4. Buster Posey (R) C5. Hunter Pence (R) RF6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B7. Ryan Theriot (R) 2B8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS9. Barry Zito (L) P