AT&T Park | 3:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Barry Zito | Box
Tom Gorzelanny was stellar. He threw his first career complete game shutout. He allowed five hits and one walk while striking out four. He retired the final 16 Giants he faced.
Josh Phelps put the game away for the offense. He belted a two run homer in the sixth and added a two run triple in the 7th for the final tallies. It was the first four-RBI game for Phelps since 4/9/05 and his first triple since 7/8/04.
Can the Pirates schedule the Giants 162 times a year?
Huge contract holder Barry Zito goes for the first time in his career against the Pirates. Despite an ERA of 5.00, Zito is a somewhat respectable 8-10. He threw an inning of relief earlier this month in between starts for his first career relief appearance in the Show. The only Pirate position player to face Zito is Josh Phelps. He is 2-11 with a tater.
Gorzelanny got back on the wagon after some injury trouble. His last start produced a W. He went 7 innings and gave up four hits and two runs against Washington. His only career appearance against San Fran was July 29, 2006. He got the win – his first ML victory – when he gave up two runs in seven innings pitched. He has never pitched in San Francisco.
Bust out the brooms. Can the Bucs get a sweep on the road?