Now that’s what I call pitching!

Jake Peavy helped get the Padres off to a fine start, shutting down Barry Bonds and out-pitching Barry Zito enroute to a 7-0 shutout of the San Francisco Giants. I don’t think the Padres could have asked for a better start to the season with solid pitching and generating a great deal of offense against a dangerous Barry Zito. History shows, though, that Zito is not at his best on Opening Day, so I’m willing to chalk his performance today up to an aberration. Keeping Barry Bonds in the park is always a beautiful thing, too, especially after the spring he had.

One down, 161 to go…

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