The Miami Marlins are just 2-8 over their last ten games, though one of those wins came at the expense of Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night. Now the G-Men hand it over to the resurgent Barry Zito, set to square off against another pitcher making a comeback in Carlos Zambrano
Zito (1-0, 1.67 ERA) has been solid in every outing thus far in 2012, giving up only five earned runs total in his four starts, pitching six or more innings in three of them. Hopefully Zito can keep Miami's offense off balance once again as the current Marlins hitters have a combined .165 batting average and a .232 on-base percentage against Zito, with only six players with more than three carrer at bats against him.
As for Zambrano (0-2, 3.24) He hasn't had the results he would have like yet but hasn't been throwing poorly, earning a quality start in his lasttime out against the D-backs though still took the loss. Zambrano is 5-1 with a 2.55 ERA lifetime against San Francisco, owning a .190 batting average against at AT&T Park in five career starts.
First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM in the Bay Area, and Fox Sports Florida and WZXY 790 AM in and around Miami.