{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Zito's road woes nearly reach historic worst

Zito's road woes nearly reach historic worst

|
Zito's road woes nearly reach historic worst

PHILADELPHIA -- Barry Zito's road performance has gone almost unrivaled, but not in a positive sense.

In the Giants' 7-3 loss Tuesday to Philadelphia, Zito's record in nine road starts fell to 0-7 while his ERA rose to 9.97. The left-hander allowed four runs and five hits while working 3 1/3 innings.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only one other pitcher in Major League history went 0-7 or worse with an ERA as high as Zito's in his first nine road starts of a season: Pittsburgh's Charlie Morton in 2010. The right-hander was 0-7 with a 10.38 ERA after nine road starts that year.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español