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Barry Zito will try to save his rotation spot at Coors Field

Aug 23, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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The good news for Barry Zito is that Giants manager Bruce Bochy has decided to leave him in the rotation for at least one more start after dropping some hints about possibly booting him.

The bad news for Zito is that his next start is Monday against the Rockies at Coors Field. So he’ll try to save his job in the most hitter-friendly environment possible.

Zito is 0-8 with a 9.50 ERA on the road this season, including 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA at Coors Field, so his turning in a not-horrible start versus the Rockies would qualify as a minor miracle. He hasn’t completed five innings in a road start since June.

  1. bosoxfan15 - Aug 23, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Stick a fork in him. Maybe the mets would take him.

  2. dcarroll73 - Aug 23, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Given his overall road record even in some pitcher-friendly parks, how about using him (for the little time remaining) as a spot-starter in home games and mostly in relief? He is about at the end of this long national nightmare (and he was an Edsel not a Lincoln.)

  3. Francisco (FC) - Aug 23, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Barry Zito will try to save his rotation spot at Coors Field

    You mean he’s going to try stopping a snowball from melting in hell?

  4. edelmanfanclub - Aug 23, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    3-3 3.96 ERA in 63 2/3 IP at Coors, .254 BAA. You never know…

  5. coryfor3 - Aug 23, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Judging by his past under pressure, I would expect a shut out.

  6. blabidibla - Aug 23, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    He beat Verlander in Game 1. Still can’t believe it.

  7. vader3234 - Aug 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    By all accounts a great guy. Good team player that didn’t whine when left off 2010 world series roster. Just not the great pitcher the giants had envisioned. Contract expiring was a long time coming.

  8. ralphwilsonisrich - Aug 24, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Play guitar! Like mellencamp said

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