Giants pound Rockies to move closer in wild card
And they’re right back in the playoff chase.
Zito struck out a season-high nine in his biggest win yet as a Giant,
“We’re just clicking right now,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “Hopefully this is something we can continue and keep the momentum going. … We still have some ground to make up.”
San Francisco won its third straight after a four-game skid and pulled within 2 1/2 games of the wild-card leading
Zito, the 2002
“It’s black and white,”
In San Francisco’s three straight wins, the
The left-hander allowed five hits and two runs in seven efficient innings, walking only one in a 93-pitch effort.
He also aided in a big double play to end the seventh. He fielded a comebacker by leadoff man
“I definitely think it’s one of the better ones I’ve had as a
San Francisco loaded the bases in the first with no outs as Jimenez walked
Jimenez needed 38 pitches to get through the inning.
Zito plunked Gonzalez with a fastball on the right hand on his sixth pitch of the game. Gonzalez grabbed his hand and rolled to the ground. Tracy raced out and Gonzalez eventually took first base.
Jimenez hasn’t allowed a home run in 51 consecutive outings dating to June 11, 2008, the longest such streak in franchise history.