Barry Zito: Two Great Games, Zero Wins

Jesse RobichaudContributor IAugust 25, 2009

DENVER - AUGUST 24:  Starting pitcher Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants delivers against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 24, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Barry Zito just had two of the best starts you can ask of a pitcher. On August 19th he pitched six strong innings against the Reds, gave up only two hits, and walked just one. He left in the seventh inning and the Giants scored a total of 0 runs while he was in the game. The Giants went on to win 1-0, giving Zito the no decision.

No big deal, it happens, pitchers every once in a while go against other great pitchers on the top of their game. Usually it doesn't happen all that often. Well...

Last night Zito pitched six innings and allowed zero earned runs against the Rockies (sound familiar). Thanks to the Giants terrible defense and their inability to produce offense Zito once again got a no decision.

Crazy right? Well not this season for Zito. On April 22nd against the Padres he pitched seven innings and gave up zero earned runs and didn't get the win, Unbelievable right? On May 3rd he pitched against the Rockies gave up zero runs in seven innings and no W.

Zito is pitching his heart out and the Giants offense can't get him any support. The Giants are averaging 3.15 runs of support for Zito's starts this season. Compare that to the five plus runs Josh Beckett and CC Sabathia get. Even Giant studs Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain get more than four.

Someone pickup Barry Zito so he can start earning his salary.