Last night infielder Joaquin Arias didn’t let the rain delay game stop him from having a four hit night. However, his monster night wasn’t enough to get the San Francisco Giants in the win column. They fell to the Nationals 4-2.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says (via Twitter) Barry Zito has cleared waivers, and is now eligible to be traded. He’s not likely a trade candidate at this moment. However, there’s only seven weeks left on his $126 million, seven year contract. In another Heyman tweet, he points out that the Giants wouldn’t have likely won the 2012 World Series without Zito.
Although Pablo Sandoval managed to get a hit last night, he’s been struggling for a while. Sandoval’s hitting .256 this season, and is hitting .116 for the month of August (5-for-43). The last time Sandoval got an RBI was July 31, in Philadelphia. I’m not blaming the Giants woes on Sandoval, but he’s a big part of this offense. Let’s hope he can get back on track and close this season out with a bang!
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