Florida (43-41) at San Francisco (45-37)

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    Baker faces off with boyhood team

    When the Marlins landed at Oakland International Airport for their three-game series against the San Francisco Giants, catcher John Baker was home.

    Marlins probable pitcher

    Josh Johnson

    • #55 RHP
    • (7-1) 2.76 ERA 97 SO
    Johnson had his shortest outing of the season, allowing one run on five hits over 3 1/3 innings, in which he struck out three and walked four. The Marlins ace struggled from the start and did not appear to have his best command as he fell behind hitters throughout the outing. The big right-hander will look to rebound from his disappointing start against the Nationals when he takes the ball in San Francisco to face the Giants. Johnson has held the current crop of Giants to a .243 career average against him and has allowed just one extra base hit, a double by Randy Winn.
      W-L ERA IP BB SO AVG
    Career 26-12 3.31 386.2 149 331 .250
    Season 7-1 2.76 114.1 32 97 .228
    July 0-0 2.70 3.1 4 3 .333

    Series at a Glance

    Standings - 07/07/2009 W L PCT GB Home Away
    Florida Marlins (L ) 43 41 .512 2.0 25-21 18-20
    San Francisco Giants (NL West) 45 37 .549 7.0 27-13 18-24
    Stats - 07/07/2009 AVG R HR RBI SB SO ERA IP H BB SO
    FLA .257 385 82 359 48 655 4.37 752.0 741 320 628
    SF .262 342 56 321 47 595 3.53 727.0 657 300 641
    Barry Zito recently indicated that, quite often, a successful second half must be set up by a decent first-half finish. Zito can help provide this for the Giants with a commanding performance against the Florida Marlins.

    Giants probable pitcher

    Barry Zito

    • #75 LHP
    • (4-8) 4.82 ERA 73 SO
    Facing Florida has been a happy activity for Zito, who's 3-0 in four career starts against the Marlins. Typically a stronger performer in the season's second half (70-36, 3.47 entering this year, compared to 53-57, 4.14 in the first half), Zito probably wouldn't mind kicking himself into gear a start early. He has worked past the sixth inning in only one of his last six outings. The Giants are 3-3 in those games and 7-9 overall when Zito starts.
      W-L ERA IP BB SO AVG
    Career 127-101 3.86 1900.1 788 1420 .238
    Season 4-8 4.82 93.1 43 73 .255
    July 0-2 10.38 4.1 3 7 .278
    Vs. Florida 1-0 1.80 5.0 3 3 .211

    Marlins hitters vs Barry Zito

      2009 2004-2008
    Hitter AVG AB HR RBI AVG AB HR RBI
    Baker, Jeff - - - - .125 8 1 2
    Bour, Justin - - - - - - - -
    Dietrich, Derek - - - - - - - -
    Gordon, Dee - - - - - - - -
    Hechavarria, Adeiny - - - - - - - -
    Mathis, Jeff - - - - - 0 0 0
    Morse, Michael - - - - .250 4 0 0
    Ozuna, Marcell - - - - - - - -
    Prado, Martin - - - - .250 4 0 0
    Realmuto, J.T. - - - - - - - -
    Rojas, Miguel - - - - - - - -
    Saltalamacchia, Jarrod .333 3 0 0 .333 3 0 0
    Solano, Donovan - - - - - - - -
    Stanton, Giancarlo - - - - - - - -
    Suzuki, Ichiro .500 4 0 0 .333 45 1 2
    Yelich, Christian - - - - - - - -

    Giants hitters vs Josh Johnson

      2009 2004-2008
    Hitter AVG AB HR RBI AVG AB HR RBI
    Adrianza, Ehire - - - - - - - -
    Aoki, Nori - - - - - - - -
    Arias, Joaquin - - - - - - - -
    Belt, Brandon - - - - - - - -
    Blanco, Gregor - - - - .000 3 0 0
    Brown, Gary - - - - - - - -
    Carbonell, Daniel - - - - - - - -
    Crawford, Brandon - - - - - - - -
    Duffy, Matt - - - - - - - -
    Duvall, Adam - - - - - - - -
    Ishikawa, Travis - - - - .167 6 0 0
    McGehee, Casey - - - - .083 12 0 0
    Pagan, Angel .333 3 0 0 .167 6 0 0
    Panik, Joe - - - - - - - -
    Parker, Jarrett - - - - - - - -
    Pence, Hunter - - - - .500 2 1 1
    Perez, Juan - - - - - - - -
    Posey, Buster - - - - - - - -
    Sanchez, Hector - - - - - - - -
    Susac, Andrew - - - - - - - -

    Zeros from Zito (43-42) (46-37)

    Giants 3, Marlins 0

    Bats fall silent

    Making his first start since being named to the NL All-Star team on Sunday, righty Josh Johnson turned in a competent outing, but with the Marlins' offense unable to solve San Francisco starter Barry Zito, it was of no consequence.

    Series at a Glance

     

    Giants nab series

    Buoyed by a two-run jack from second baseman Juan Uribe, left-hander Barry Zito flashed the form that made him an All-Star in the past, shutting out the Marlins over 8 1/3 innings as the Giants claimed the three-game series.

    Giants 3, Marlins 0

    Florida AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
    Bonifacio, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .256
    Helms, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250
    Uggla, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .221
    Cantu, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .279
    Ross, C, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .284
    Paulino, R, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
    Hermida, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .249
    Carroll, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261
    Johnson, Jo, P 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .118
      a-De Aza, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
      Pinto, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    Totals 30 0 4 0 1 8 9  

    a-Flied out for Johnson, Jo in the 8th.

    BATTING
    TB: Johnson, Jo; Ross, C; Helms; Uggla.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Uggla; Cantu.
    GIDP: Cantu.
    Team RISP: 0-for-3.
    Team LOB: 4.

     
    San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
    Rowand, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .292
    Winn, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .275
    Sandoval, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .328
    Molina, B, C 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .264
    Schierholtz, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .299
    Renteria, SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .268
    Ishikawa, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .261
    Uribe, 2B 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 .284
    Zito, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .111
      Romo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    Totals 27 3 5 3 1 6 7  

    BATTING
    2B: Winn (23, Johnson, Jo).
    HR: Uribe (3, 5th inning off Johnson, Jo, 1 on, 1 out).
    TB: Winn 2; Ishikawa; Uribe 4; Renteria 2.
    RBI: Molina, B (48), Uribe 2 (17).
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rowand; Zito.
    SAC: Zito.
    SF: Molina, B.
    Team RISP: 1-for-6.
    Team LOB: 3.

    FIELDING
    DP: (Sandoval-Uribe-Ishikawa).

     
    Florida IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Johnson, Jo (L, 7-2) 7.0 5 3 3 1 5 1 2.82
    Pinto 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
     
    San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
    Zito (W, 5-8) 8.1 4 0 0 1 6 0 4.43
    Romo (S, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.38

    WP: Johnson, Jo 2, Romo.
    IBB: Uribe (by Johnson, Jo).
    Pitches-strikes: Johnson, Jo 93-66, Pinto 14-9, Zito 107-68, Romo 10-6.
    Groundouts-flyouts: Johnson, Jo 7-6, Pinto 1-0, Zito 5-9, Romo 0-0.
    Batters faced: Johnson, Jo 27, Pinto 3, Zito 29, Romo 2.
    Inherited runners-scored: Romo 1-0.
    Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
    Weather: 62 degrees, partly cloudy.
    Wind: 14 mph, Out to CF.
    T: 2:05.
    Att: 27,799.
    Venue: AT&T Park.
    July 7, 2009
    July 7, 2009

    Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner