Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 10/25/12
ST. LOUIS Barely two days after being eliminated with a Game 7 loss to the San Francisco Giants, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny couldnt help but turn on the TV Wednesday night to watch Game 1 of the World Series. And when he saw Giants lefty Barry Zito fool the Tigers like he did his powerful offense a few days earlier, he couldnt help but feel a little bit better about what had happened. After all, it was Zito who provided the turning point in the NLCS when he came out of nowhere to shut out the Cardinals on just six hits in 7 23 innings in Game 5. Despite using a fastball that hovered around 85 MPH, Zito sent the series back to San Francisco where the Giants ultimately completed the comeback. It was almost a little more reassuring watching Zito stick it to those guys too, Matheny said Wednesday during an end of season chat with reporters at Busch Stadium. Because were watching it and you guys are watching it and youre watching the radar gun thinking how is this happening? But ...
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