Barry Zito will try to save his rotation spot at Coors Field

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The good news for Barry Zito is that Giants manager Bruce Bochy has decided to leave him in the rotation for at least one more start after dropping some hints about possibly booting him.

The bad news for Zito is that his next start is Monday against the Rockies at Coors Field. So he’ll try to save his job in the most hitter-friendly environment possible.

Zito is 0-8 with a 9.50 ERA on the road this season, including 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA at Coors Field, so his turning in a not-horrible start versus the Rockies would qualify as a minor miracle. He hasn’t completed five innings in a road start since June.