After a winter relapse in his battle with substance abuse, a spring battle with Angels management and a trade to the
He turns 34 next week. The guy pitching who was against him turns 37 on Wednesday.
That guy would be
Zito faced Hamilton three times, giving up a single and striking him out twice. According to the Dallas Morning News, Hamilton saw a total of 14 pitches. He put one ball in play, swung and missed at six strikes, took one strike and took six pitches for balls.
Zito's breaking balls barely topped 70 mph.
"Barry wasn't throwing gas today," Hamilton told the Morning News, laughing. "But overall my body is feeling good, which is the important thing."