Zito has lost 4 consecutive

Zito has lost 4 consecutive and 5 of his last 6 games (and 6 of 8, if you want to keep going back). No no-decisions. On Saturday he was hammered. So I think my statement that he “looks ordinary at the moment” is justified and self-explanatory. Yes, he could turn it around quickly (hence, “at the moment”), and yes, win totals can be deceptive (though losses are, to my mind, a bit harder to simply dismiss). If you want to compare Wakefield to Pettitte, be my guest. I’m not sure what you’re suggesting–That they’re both ordinary? I like Wakefield; his knuckler’s a killer. Pettitte has been terrific of late. Indeed, Clemens, Pettitte, and Mussina all seem to be in top form.

Posted by YF on 8/4/2003 02:24:59 PM