Barry Zito, Russ Ortiz and Jack Taschner all had tough first halves for the Giants. Barry Zito was given everything but the keys to the city as a free agent this past off season and he has been terrible for the Giants. Zito is 6-9 with a 4.90 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP so far this season. Look for Zito to have a better 2nd half to the 2007 season if he just throws more strikes. He has walked 52 batters in 104.2 innings but he has only allowed 100 hits which shows the stuff to be successful is still there. Russ Ortiz was the #5 starter for the Giants before he hurt himself but he hasn’t pitched too well this season. He is 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP so far this season. Don’t expect much from him in the 2nd half of the season. Jack Taschner is lucky he throws with his left arm or he would be back in the minors by now. He has a 1-0 record with a 6.08 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP so far this season.