There’s no justification for not pinch-hitting for Zito in the bottom of the sixth, and absolutely no justification for having him start the fucking seventh. Are we expecting his
83 MPH fastball to throw a complete game here? Really bad de
cision by Bochy here, regardless of whether they give up runs here or not.
You get a 4-0 lead into the sixth with Zito, you have to treat that like you just won the lottery. Get him out of there, try and extend
your lead, and give the game to your bullpen. Letting him hit with two men on and two outs is just trying to win brownie points, and it’s total bullshit.
UPDATE: Nice win, even though it was close.