Barry Zito Back To His Former Cy Young Form?

Barry Zito

Barry Zito earned his first win of the 2009 season in a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night. Zito allowed one run over six innings, with five strikeouts and two walks.

It wasn’t an easy victory since he threw other over 120 pitches, but thankfully he can finally rejoice in finally getting enough run support from the team. Zito has been a mess since he signed, at the time, the largest pitching contract in baseball history (seven years $126 million). Hopefully, 2009 might be a much better year.

In his last four starts, Zito has a 1.37 ERA with a 16/6 K/BB ratio after beginning the season 0-2 with a 10.00 ERA. Maybe he won’t be the weak link (Randy Johnson might be) in an otherwise awesome San Francisco Giants starting rotation.

[photo via Outside]

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