Tale of the Tape: Zito vs. Verlander
Vida Blue, Bill Laskey, and Scott Reiss discuss they Giants keys to winning game 1.
Doing a great job throughout this playoff season in bill we got out of there interest in game four and pitching match up Barry Zito for the Giants. Justin Verlander for the Tigers and let's start with Zito obviously what he did in Saint Louis. Completely changed the complexion that's still the biggest thing thirteen straight starts and Giants have won seven out of eleven -- -- w.s on his record. Mixing speeds up getting ahead of hitters and the biggest thing he did not walk the hitter one intentional but it didn't hurt him. He put zeros on the board about it and he brought that series back to the outside -- Okay don't call me gloom and doom here. Yeah here we -- just. -- you're not going to be big league hitters. And he had a great game against the Cardinals I -- my child my hat's off to have to Barry Zito for -- -- the end of his life. He's a guy that you should credit to get adjusted to the -- or at least took prolong the thing to get them. -- next game in game seven runs and last night of course they want it and there in the World Series but he started tomorrow and the right way. And Ramirez but we've ever seen doctor yeah I don't know I mean you know you just said. Verlander the reigning American League most valuable player Cy Young award winner and -- yeah. Look at those post season numbers slide at three you know with a eight point 74. Giants hitters got to the find a way to get to this guy. -- to go to the complete package he pitches in the box he pitches up and down on the way. He pitches down and if he pitches you know -- -- a way to -- he hits his spots. He makes quality pitches he gets ahead in the -- when you put your way I'm sure you have to numbers older players yeah. The biggest thing is an aggressive pitcher right gets ahead of the hitters. As the middle part in baseball you still increasing his velocity from 9898. -- at least talked a hundred miles an hour and a seven main thing. But he is like why is that the complete package good curveball good changeup he doesn't throw a lot of pitches. And he is probably the best pitcher in America -- scooter row the guy among the starters who have seen him the most he's had 23 at bats not a lot of success but then again it. Nobody's had a lot of success against doesn't he is that good.