â†µAnyway, Zimmerman stepped to the dish in the seventh inning against Barry Zito in a game his Nationals were leading 2-0. Runners were on second and third with one out. Zito and the Giants opted to give Zimmerman an intentional pass. Although I could only find one person who really lashed out at Zito about the free pass (at least via Twitter), Zito felt the need to defend the decision. â†µâ†µ
â†µâ‡¥For the record Zimmerman gets the IBB regardless of streak. That's what happens when your the best guy in line up in that situation. Night â†µ
â†µHitting streaks are fun, albeit relatively meaningless, but Zito was trying to win a game. Bottom line: he's got nothing to apologize for in this instance. Zimmerman had his cracks at it and wasn't able to carry on the streak. He even had another at-bat in the ninth inning. â†µâ†µ
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