Barry Zito is off to the best start of his much-maligned tenure with the San Francisco Giants. He'll try to keep things going against his former team.
Zito will look to help the Giants win their 10th straight at home versus the Oakland Athletics on Friday night when the Bay Area rivals open a three-game series.
In the second-to-last year of a seven-year, $126 million contract, Zito (2-1, 2.53 ERA) has never finished with a winning record for the Giants nor had an ERA lower than 4.03.
However, the left-hander hasn't given up more than three earned runs in seven start this season, including at Arizona on Sunday when he allowed three runs and struck out five in six innings of a 7-3 win.
"It's been good, contributing the best I can this year," he said. "I don't feel like I've made any kind of statement and I won't until the year is over. I've got a lot of work to do. I'm off to a decent start but I can't take anything for granted."
It also marked some rare offensive support for Zit...