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Giants Pitchers Show Poor Control (on Twitter)

(Newser) - On Saturday night, Brian Wilson told 3,000 of his closest friends—including Chris Matyszczyk of CNet—that he was out clubbing in Arizona, where he ran into some “overaggressive males.” Harmless fun, you say? Not for Giants fans, who watched the closer blow an easy 4-1 lead... More »

Berkman Stays Hot, Astros Top Giants

(Newser) - For Barry Zito, a no-decision became a positive thing _ a sign of progress. Lance Berkman is too much for any pitcher to handle right now. Hunter Pence hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh, Berkman had a tying two-run homer off Zito and the surging Houston Astros beat... More »

Zito's Return Ruined by Nady's Homer

(Newser) - Xavier Nady hit a two-run homer to spoil Barry Zito's mostly effective return to the Giants rotation and Pittsburgh's Phil Dumatrait pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings for his first career win, leading the Pirates to a 3-1 victory Wednesday night. Zito's pitching line of five innings, three hits, two runs,... More »

Giants Send Zito to Bullpen

Struggling pitcher had 7.53 ERA during 0-6 start

(Newser) - Barry Zito was demoted to the bullpen Monday by the San Francisco Giants, who hope the former ace can correct his problems by working in relief. Zito, who only 16 months ago signed a $126 million, seven-year contract with the Giants to lead their rotation, was informed of the move... More »

Cincinnati, Volquez Rip Shaky Zito, 10-1

Giants lefty winless in first six starts for first time in his career

(Newser) - Edinson Volquez struck out a career-high 10 in seven innings, Brandon Phillips homered twice and the Cincinnati Reds roughed up Barry Zito in a 10-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Volquez (4-0) allowed one run and five hits to win his third consecutive start, and Ryan Freel's... More »

Brewers, Sheets Sweep Giants With 7-0 Win

Ex-Cy Young winner Zito gets knocked around for San Fran

(Newser) - Brewers ace Ben Sheets struck out eight in a five-hit shutout, his first in nearly seven years, as Milwaukee swept the San Francisco Giants with a 7-0 victory on Sunday. Sheets (1-0) had his 96 mph fastball and big curveball working right from the start, striking out the side in... More »

Padres Subdue Two Highly Paid Barrys

(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. More »

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