Zito's second-half surge sparks Giants

San Francisco riding resurgence from '$126 million man' in its drive to make playoffs

Originally Published: September 9, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Giants starter Barry Zito is an avid guitar player, and he recently added the drums to his between-games musical routine. Banging away at a percussion instrument is a healthy diversion from his other favorite pastime -- beating up on himself.

When it comes to introspection, Zito is a veritable one-man band. Lots of pitchers are familiar with the old Ray Miller mantra of "work fast, throw strikes, change speeds." Zito is a more cosmic thinker, leading him to seek guidance from sources whose ...

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