Cohn Zohn Zito note Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 11:09 by CohnZohn It just occurred to me the Giants have won Zito’s last 12 starts in a row. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet Comments 6 Comments KauaiRobert Maybe they try harder when he’s pitching to compensate for his shortcomings…but whatever works, right? . . . *ALOHA* October 11th, 2012 12:07 pm lameduck 12 wins and today is 10/11/12? Coincidence? October 11th, 2012 1:46 pm KauaiRobert GIANTS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . . . *ALOHA* October 11th, 2012 2:02 pm jason Then it’s decided…..Zito starts game 1 October 11th, 2012 4:21 pm russell Seems so obvious…just like “Dallas is 62-8 when Emmitt Smith carries 20 times or more”, I guess we just tell the Giants to put Zito out there every game…. right?? October 11th, 2012 9:13 pm Joe H Lowell, the answer is obvious: Bruce Bochy Bochy is an outstanding game manager. He has learned Zito and knows that his usable number of innings is somwhere between 3 and 5. When Zito starts losing his control; losing speed, getting behind in the count, walking batters or giving up big hits…it’s time to take him out. He has already planned for that moment in the game. It’s simply a matter of when to pull the trigger. Zito used to go 6, 7 or more innings, but that was when he was with th A’s. Look at Lincecum. Now he’s being rotated into the bullpen for reliever duty. That’s a Bochy move that proves he knows his pitchers’ capabilities and limitations better than anybody. Bochy has been making the right moves every step along the way. It doesn’t mean that you win every game, but it means you put the best player in at the right time; it means stealing the base at the right pitch; it means bunting and sacrifice flys, or holding back on a swing if a walk might come your way..those are coach’s called plays. Plays that add up to one run. Bochy does it right. The Giants should be extremely grateful to have such a great manager at this time. October 14th, 2012 10:17 am Submit Your Comments Name Required Mail Required, will not be published Website Comment Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments FAQ.