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MLB : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 10/10/2012Line$ LineOU LineScore
SAN FRANCISCO  ZITO )
 
CINCINNATI  LEAKE )
+1.5  -160

-1.5  +140
+135

-145

8un
 
8
Final
3

SAN FRANCISCO (95 - 70) at CINCINNATI (99 - 66)
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Wednesday, 10/10/2012 4:05 PM
BARRY ZITO (L) vs. MIKE LEAKE (R)
NL Division Series - Best of 5 - Game 4 - CIN Leads 2-1
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
927SAN FRANCISCO+130Ov 8,-110+135Ov 8,+105
928CINCINNATI-140Un 8,-110-145Un 8,-125
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
SAN FRANCISCO - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games95-70+17.888-714.40.2670.3254.00.2480.309
Road Games47-35+1550-305.00.2690.3244.60.2600.321
vs Right-handed Starters55-51-4.256-464.20.2630.3294.10.2450.305
Past 7 Games3-4-0.73-42.60.1930.2714.40.2490.296
Grass Games95-70+17.888-714.40.2670.3254.00.2480.309
Day Games35-31+0.533-294.10.2500.3084.10.2470.312
Playoff games1-2-1.42-11.30.1260.2105.00.2430.296
SAN FRANCISCO - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.40.2670.325165565315074501040.0267749311231181191133115136130
Road Games5.00.2690.324822925787246720.023902386026458165676758
Righty Starters4.20.2630.3291063603948273540.014183527448679072717784
SAN FRANCISCO - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.571.332466.42131854573816439324-19531380.3%
Road Games3.891.433240.7123104255219020513-1129780.6%

CINCINNATI - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games99-66+18.662-904.10.2510.3123.60.2450.300
Home Games50-32+5.433-414.30.2550.3213.80.2480.299
vs Left-handed Starters33-18+12.821-284.60.2560.3143.60.2470.305
Past 7 Games4-3+0.82-53.40.2220.2651.90.1940.257
Grass Games99-66+18.662-904.10.2510.3123.60.2450.300
Day Games38-19+14.822-304.40.2540.3163.60.2450.292
Playoff games2-1+1.12-15.00.2430.2961.30.1260.210
CINCINNATI - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.10.2510.312165558414035061750.0365048912898811531279111378
Home Games4.30.2550.3218226816832531030.043332616454356057386546
Lefty Starters4.60.2560.314511771454166640.042271504102036142303725
CINCINNATI - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.611.2234481471303593418948932-23561776.7%
Home Games2.261.059247.37162172209027320-924777.4%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
SAN FRANCISCO - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/26/2012CAIN(R)ARIZONAMILEY(L)6-0W-1556.5 ovU12123792
9/27/2012ZITO(L)ARIZONACORBIN(L)7-3W-1057.5 evO1240770
9/28/2012VOGELSONG(R)@ SAN DIEGOWERNER(L)3-1W-1157 evU10102771
9/29/2012BUMGARNER(L)@ SAN DIEGOSTULTS(L)3-7L-1257 unO761950
9/30/2012LINCECUM(R)@ SAN DIEGOVOLQUEZ(R)7-5W1107.5 evO1281640
10/1/2012CAIN(R)@ LA DODGERSHARANG(R)2-3L-1107 unU650980
10/2/2012ZITO(L)@ LA DODGERSCAPUANO(L)4-3W1707.5 ovU10401071
10/3/2012VOGELSONG(R)@ LA DODGERSKERSHAW(L)1-5L1806.5 unU351840
10/6/2012CAIN(R)CINCINNATICUETO(R)2-5L-1256.5 unO7110961
10/7/2012BUMGARNER(L)CINCINNATIARROYO(R)0-9L-1457 evO2501350
10/9/2012VOGELSONG(R)@ CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)2-1W1307.5 unU340471
10/10/2012ZITO(L)@ CINCINNATILEAKE(R) 

CINCINNATI - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/26/2012ARROYO(R)MILWAUKEEMARCUM(R)1-8L-1308.5 evO6901390
9/27/2012LATOS(R)MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)2-1W-1658 evU650550
9/28/2012BAILEY(R)@ PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R)1-0W-1157 unU741010
9/29/2012LEAKE(R)@ PITTSBURGHMCPHERSON(R)1-2L-1258.5 evU7928120
9/30/2012CUETO(R)@ PITTSBURGHRODRIGUEZ(L)4-3W-1507.5 unU1073770
10/1/2012ARROYO(R)@ ST LOUISGARCIA(L)2-4L1307.5 unU650961
10/2/2012LATOS(R)@ ST LOUISCARPENTER(R)3-1W1157 ovU870660
10/3/2012BAILEY(R)@ ST LOUISMILLER(R)0-1L-1407.5 unU350991
10/6/2012CUETO(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOCAIN(R)5-2W1156.5 unO9617110
10/7/2012ARROYO(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOBUMGARNER(L)9-0W1357 evO1350250
10/9/2012BAILEY(R)SAN FRANCISCOVOGELSONG(R)1-2L-1407.5 unU471340
10/10/2012LEAKE(R)SAN FRANCISCOZITO(L) 
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SAN FRANCISCO-CINCINNATI) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Giants-Reds Preview* =====================

By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer

San Francisco (94-68) at Cincinnati (97-65), 4:07 p.m. EDT

Barry Zito was left off the postseason roster during San Francisco's run to a World Series title two years ago. Thanks to a strong finish to this season, he'll get a chance to help the Giants stay alive in these playoffs.

In his first postseason game in exactly six years, the veteran left-hander will seek to force a decisive game in the NL division series with another strong outing against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

Before this season, it seemed the Giants might reap few benefits from their seven-year, $126 million contract for Zito, who won the 2002 AL Cy Young Award while with Oakland. In his first five seasons with the club, the left-hander was 43-61 with a 4.55 ERA and hadn't won more than 11 games in any campaign, including a 9-14 finish in 2010.

That changed this year as he won 15 games, his most since his final season with the A's in 2006. Zito also finished the regular season on a seven-game win streak and was 5-0 with a 2.35 ERA over his final five outings.

"The last month of the season was great. Just personally I've been able to stay focused and make my pitches and not let things go fast around me," he said. "When the game goes fast is when we have problems out there, keep my focus, pitch\2011to\2011pitch has been productive and it's what I look to do tomorrow night."

With those efforts, Zito beat out two-time NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum for a spot in the Giants' playoff rotation. His start will mark his first postseason appearance since a 5-1 loss in Oakland's AL championship series opener against Detroit on Oct. 10, 2006. He's 4-3 with a 3.25 ERA in seven playoff outings.

"It feels great because being a player in the major leagues we want to help our team the best we can. It was tough in 2010 watching the boys go all the way and not being able to help out with that. So part of the team camaraderie is wanting to contribute," Zito said.

The Giants have won the past 11 games in which Zito has pitched but have lost in each of his last four appearances against the Reds. He did his part in two matchups this season by allowing one run and five hits over six innings in each but only got a combined two runs of support.

The Giants don't appear poised to give Zito much help again as they've scored four runs over the three games of this series and are batting .126. They've also failed to generate early hits in the last two contests but managed to stave off elimination Tuesday with a 2-1 win in 10 innings.

After getting shut out in Game 2, San Francisco didn't get its first hit Tuesday until two outs in the sixth inning. The Giants, though, did enough to keep the Reds at bay and Buster Posey scored the go-ahead run when Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen, an eight-time Gold Glove winner, mishandled Joaquin Arias' two-out grounder.

"I think we have to be really happy that we came away with this win tonight because we didn't swing the bats very well at all," Posey said.

While Zito will make a long-awaited playoff start, the Reds haven't officially decided who will be on the mound to open Game 4. Johnny Cueto, a 19-game winner, is still dealing with spasms in his back and right oblique, which limited him to eight pitches in Saturday's series opener.

Manager Dusty Baker indicated his two likely options for Wednesday were Mat Latos or Mike Leake. Cincinnati is seeking its first home win in the postseason and first trip to the NL championship series since 1995.

Latos helped the Reds survive Cueto's early exit by yielding only Posey's solo homer and three other hits over four innings Saturday. He's 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA in two starts against the Giants this season and has given up a combined three runs over his last four overall appearances, spanning 24 innings.

Leake is not currently on Cincinnati's playoff roster and the Reds would have to remove Cueto for him to join. Cueto then would have to sit out the NLCS.

"It's very difficult, but it all depends if your ace can't go or whatever it is," Baker said. "So you have to go with the healthy bodies. You hate missing, that's part of the consideration, you know, is us going without (Cueto). We realize what's at stake and that's part of the decision, if we think he's going to be able to go in the next series."

Leake is 3-0 with a 0.77 ERA over his last three starts against the Giants and gave up one run and nine hits during a complete-game victory June 29 in San Francisco.


Last Updated: 7/28/2014 9:35:43 PM EST


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