It sounded ridiculous to suggest that Barry Zito’s stuff looked better at the start of this season – his ERA coming into today’s game was 10.00. But, well, Barry Zito’s stuff looked better at the start of this season. He was getting strikeouts, for one. That hasn’t happened the last two Aprils. So while today’s performance is a welcome surprise, it isn’t completely bizarre. It’s only mostly bizarre. But even as the World’s Biggest Pitching Duel Fan – I have a coffee mug and everything – I’m getting tired of these 1-0 and 2-0 wins. They’re too nerve-wracking.
Ah, who am I kidding? I’ll take 148 more of these please.