Saturday, May 09, 2009
The First Day Of The Rest Of The Season, And The Second: Giants 3, Dodgers 1
Welcome to the world turned upside down: the Dodgers' ace couldn't contain the worst offense in the National League, while 31-year-old Barry Zito, whose career was approaching Russ Ortiz levels of irrelevance, seemed to reach back and find his old 2002 persona.
Well, it took the Angels a while before they recovered from Nick Adenhart, too.
Xavier Paul made his first major league appearance, as a pinch runner in the eighth; he did not score. It was fitting in a game where the Dodgers blundered on the basepaths, running rallies into the ground.