Padres Subdue Two Highly Paid Barrys

By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 3, 2007 9:46 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Two men named Barry—a $126-million pitcher (Zito) and an embattled slugger gunning for the home-run record (Bonds)-—went out with a whimper as the Giants lost to the Padres, 7-0.  Soft-spoken ace Jake Peavy was the hero of the afternoon, with six scoreless innings.

Recently, Zito served as the poster child for an offseason characterized by prolific spending, as baseball's wealthier teams lavished eye-popping contracts on a lucky batch of free agents.  Zito did little to counter the idea that he might be over-compensated, yielding two runs in five frames of work.  For his part, Bonds went 1-for-3 with a stolen base.