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San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
ST. LOUIS -- Barry Zito ruined the St. Louis Cardinals' party. With the Cardinals ready to celebrate a return trip to the World Series with a victory Friday night, Zito instead sent the National League Championship Series back to San Francisco by turning in a spectacular performance, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 win. Game 6 of the series, with the Cardinals leading 3-2, is Sunday night. Chris Carpenter will start for St. Louis against Ryan Vogelsong in a rematch of the Game 2 pitching matchup. Zito, who was knocked out of his only start in the NL Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds in the third inning, picked up his first win in a postseason start since the 2006 AL Division Series when he pitched for the Oakland A's. The left-hander limited the Cardinals to six hits and one walk, which was intentional, while striking out six over 7 2/3 innings. After getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the second inning, Zito cruised through the seventh, allowin...
BEST OF MAXIM
Barry Zito, the man most associated with bad baseball contracts, just pitched seven and two-thirds shutout innings against the best hitting team in the National League to send the National League Championship Series back to San Francisco. The Giants, dodged behind a 1-3 series disadvantage, avoided an elimination in St. Louis and lived to play another day. Zito averaged around 84...
It may be too late to justify the contract. But Barry Zito certainly picked the right time to deliver a gem.
With the Giants facing elimination in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals, Zito produced arguably his best start in his San Francisco career -- given the circumstances.
"This is definitely it for me," Zito said, to MLB.com....
I’m giving the Internet credit for that one.
Don’t get me wrong, Barry Zito himself had a little something to do with that. So did Hunter Pence, and Marco Scutaro on defense. So did Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford on offense.
But among those who showed up to this game, even if they weren’t at the game, were Giants fans. It would’ve been easy to defeated...
The moments like this, the moments that come out of nowhere, they're part of the game's magic. Barry Zito's success with an 85 mph fastball, that's magic, too. But let's not get too deep here.
What you saw Friday night was the result of hard work and sheer will and uncommon professionalism. What you saw Friday night, with Zito pitching 7 2/3 shutout innings to...
After finishing up my second midterm in as many as days — you can see why I’ve been swamped lately — I finally have some time to sit down and write about the Giants. The NLCS has not gone swimmingly, as you’ve surely noticed; it’s gone — ahem – drowningly? I guess you could say that. Aside from Game Two — thank you, Ryan Vogelsong — this series has been dreadful...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Barry Zito pitched the San Francisco Giants back into the NL championship series, dominating into the eighth inning of a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night that narrowed their deficit to 3-2.
The defending champion Cardinals might have thrown away a chance to clinch a second straight World Series trip. Pitcher Lance Lynn's toss on a possible...
Barry Zito was brought in to San Francisco to anchor a San Francisco pitching staff that had some young pitchers on the horizon. Of course, the 2006 season was where Matt Cain made his MLB debut and made 7 starts. Zito was to be the number one starter on a staff that had yet to see Jonathan Sanchez, Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner and even Brian Wilson to some extent. Signing a 7...
San Francisco starter Barry Zito escaped a big jam in the second and the Giants and St. Louis Cardinals were scoreless after three innings of Game 5 of the NL championship series Friday night.
Lance Lynn did not allow a hit for the defending champion Cardinals. Up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series, St. Louis is seeking to go to consecutive World Series for the first time since 1967...
The Detroit Tigers are sitting and waiting to see who they will be facing in the World Series. The Giants got a great pitching performance from Barry Zito to force the NLCS back to San Francisco for game 6. The Cardinals lead the series 3-2 and only need one win to move on. Game 6 will be on TV tomorrow as Chris Carpenter of the Cards will face Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants. It'...
It’s that time of the playoffs again… You know, where the San Francisco Giants have their backs to the wall. Barry Zito needs to be the Cardinals stopper, and help this team live to see another day.
Win or lose and the Giants are still coming home. The only difference is, if they’re coming home to play again or coming home to start thinking about next year.
It’s been announced...
ST. LOUIS These energy bursts, either out of survival or necessity, have become hard to explain for the men who continue to play because of them. The San Francisco Giants have turned the elimination game into an adrenaline shot, shaking early series setbacks and somehow, someway, breathing on.
Some left them for dead in the National League Division Series after dropping two games...
Game 5 of the NLCS did not go quite as planned for the St. Louis Cardinals, though that should not have been much of a surprise as the game unfolded. The Redbirds now head back to San Francisco to face the Giants in Game 6 Sunday evening.
Everything started off great for the Cardinals. They weren’t hitting much off Barry Zito, but Lance Lynn held the Giants without even one hit...