Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/14/13
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Start 'Em Barry Zito (@MIL, SD) Is that...it is! It's BARRY ZITO'S MUSIC! WHAT'S HE DOIN' HERE?!?!?! Zito's 14 scoreless innings may seem like a blast from the past, yet the left-hander posted a 3.03 ERA last September and was stellar in his final two playoff starts in the Giants' playoff run (13 1/3 innings, one earned run, nine strikeouts). One of the spurs for this revitalization has been Zito's ability to curtail his walk rate over this period, and a drop in homers hasn't hurt his cause either. Don't expect the prosperity to end this week, as Zito faces two of the weaker lineups in the Brewers and Padres. Ryan Dempster (TB, KC) Dempster's ill-advised foray in Texas last year (5.09 ERA, 1.44 WHIP in 12 starts) instilled a lack of confidence amongst owners that the 35-year-old could hold his own on the Junior Circuit. While he hasn't gone deep in his two outings, he's been respectable, surrendering four earned runs. Moreover, he's logged 15 punch-outs in just 10 innings. T...
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