The rule was put to the test last night, and Zito left to a 2-2 tie in the eighth. So the record stays the same. He allowed only four hits, walking three and striking out four. Basically, Zito held his own in the no-decision.
-- The night belonged to Mr. Bonds though. The rocket he hit off of Jeff Francis was multiple "8-second TiVo replay" worthy. Once the Rockies loaded the bases in the eighth with Bonds coming up, you just knew he was going to hit the game winner. You just knew. Those of you who have read Mile High Ramblings know that I've said my piece about Bonds. But I'll say again what I've said before: Never in my life have I been witness to such a great hitter. That being said, I am truly amazed that he is hitting this well this season.
-- Brad Hennessey closed out the game (technically he got the win, not the save). Did something happen to Benitez? I really hope so.
-- The close of the series against the Rockies means that those of us who live outside of the Bay Area and watch the games on DirecTV don't have to listen to Rockies' announcer George Frazier for another -- OHHH, DAMNIT! They play the Rockies in Denver next week.
Anyway, here is my favorite Frazier comment from last night:
(Jeff) Francis has to be really careful with Feliz up here. He's a dangerous, dangerous bat. This guy can really hit.I'm not even going to tell you what he said when the Rockies intentionally walked Feliz in the bottom of the seventh. You can probably figure it out. Just imagine something that a retarded chimpanzee would say.
I end this series by saying the same thing I said when the series started: George Frazier is an idiot. A friggin' idiot.