|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||185.00||12.00||12.00||0.00||4.38||1.44||119.00||76.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Colorado|| 7.0||1||0|| 0.00||0||1||4|
|vs LHB|| 8.1||0||0|| 3.24||0||6||8|
|vs RHB|| 36.2||0||0|| 3.44||0||8||19|
|Last 10 Games|
|Barry Zito blasted by Blue Jays|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Giants starter Barry Zito took his first loss since April 16 on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays. He allowed eight runs (five earned) on 12 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a 10-6 defeat.
The left-hander was tagged with a six-spot in the first before settling down. Then in the sixth, he put two men on with two outs before being pulled for George Kontos, who allowed both inherited runners to score.
Zito, who threw 101 pitches, also struck out two and walked two while taking his second loss.
His next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Rockies. When Zito faced Colorado on April 10, he worked seven scoreless innings for a win.
|Don't fear Coors with Barry Zito|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) Giants starting pitcher Barry Zito has been on some kind of roll this season, allowing more than one earned run in one of his seven starts so far. Even for a pitcher who has been as hot as Zito, a trip to Colorado is usually bad news, but Fantasy owners might not have much to worry about in Fantasy Week 7 (May 13-19).
Zito starts twice in Week 7, the first at Toronto Tuesday, before closing the week out in Colorado. The Blue Jays surprisingly rank just 22nd in the majors in runs scored, so Zito should be able to handle them pretty easily. The Rockies, on the other hand, rank third in runs scored, thanks in part to their home park.
Surprisingly, Zito has never had many problems in Colorado, posting a 3.25 ERA in 52 2/3 innings of work there, a very surprising mark for a guy who has not been particularly effective since joining the NL West.
Given his track record in Colorado and his recent success, Fantasy owners should not think twice about starting Barry Zito with two starts in Week 7.
|Barry Zito lowers ERA to 2.75|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Giants starter Barry Zito gave up one earned run or fewer for the fourth straight outing on Wednesday against the Phillies. He allowed one run on four hits over seven innings of work.
The left-hander surrendered a solo homer to Kevin Frandsen in the fourth and faced the minimum after that until coming back out for the eighth. In that inning, he gave up a leadoff single and was pulled for Santiago Casilla.
Zito left in line for the win but the bullpen was unable to hold the lead. He also struck out three with no walks in the no-decision.
His ERA went from 3.06 to 2.75 on the outing.
Zito is scheduled to pitch next on Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
|Barry Zito a two-start streaming option?|
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) A 3-1 record and 3.06 ERA haven’t been enough to get Fantasy owners on board with Giantsstarter Barry Zito. Owned in 69% of leagues, Zito did have a nice string of 25-straight scoreless innings recently, but it wasn’t enough for analysts to consider him more than a low-end streaming option.
During Tuesday’s live broadcast of Fantasy Baseball Today, Nando Di Fino said he might start a two-start Zito over a one-start Zach McAllister but not necessarily over a one-start Justin Masterson.
|Barry Zito's scoreless streak ends|
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/4/13) Giants pitcher Barry Zito's scoreless innings streak at AT&T Park came to an end Friday night against the Dodgers. Zito, who hadn't allowed a run in his last 20 innings at home, was able to extend his streak to 25 frames before surrendering a run-scoring single to Nick Punto in the fifth.
That marked the second-longest streak at the start of the season by a Giants pitcher since Ryan Jensen put together a 27-inning streak in 2002, according to Elias.
It was the only run Zito allowed, as he was pulled after allowing six hits over five innings. He finished with four walks and one strikeout, while earning his second straight no-decision in a 2-1 win.
Zito, who has allowed just one run over his four starts (20 innings) at home, will look to continue to his dominance at AT&T Park when he faces the Phillies Wednesday.
|It would be an exaggeration to say Barry Zito had a strong season, but it was certainly miles ahead of his injury-plagued, ineffective 2011 campaign. His 4.15 ERA and 1.39 WHIP probably didn't wow Fantasy owners, but he did win 15 games with some solid run support. At age 34, Zito is well past the point of generating expectations of growth, but in 2012 he did post his lowest walk rate in eight years. If Zito can merely maintain this level of control he will at least put himself in a position to pick up wins and post an ERA that is in the neighborhood of the league average. That may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it does make Zito good enough to draft in NL-only leagues and to stream in deeper mixed leagues. (Updated 12/7/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/18/13||@ COL||8:10 pm||Juan Nicasio|
|5/19/13||@ COL||4:10 pm||Tyler Chatwood|
|5/20/13||WAS||10:15 pm||Zach Duke|
|5/21/13||WAS||10:15 pm||Stephen Strasburg|
|5/22/13||WAS||3:45 pm||Gio Gonzalez|
|5/24/13||COL||10:15 pm||Juan Nicasio|
|5/25/13||COL||4:05 pm||Tyler Chatwood|
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