San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey appreciates Barry Zito’s outing in Game 5 of NLCS

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San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey appreciates Barry Zito’s outing in Game 5 of NLCS

San Francisco Giants' catcher Buster Posey understands that Barry Zito was the one player in Game 5 of National League Championship Series, who won it for them.
After the game, he appreciated Zito and commended his tremendous contribution in a very crucial game which has created real hope for the Giants to play further in the series.
"I've only been here a few years, I see how hard he works no matter what, No matter if he's struggling doing well, he puts in the time off the field. His preparation is second to none," Buster Posey said about Zito.
Zito single-handedly outplayed the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of NLCS on Friday, October 19 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.
He pitched 7.2 innings and did not allow any run. He was hit with six and he struck-out six Cardinals’ batters.
“I had all my pitches working tonight, five pitches, Just different locations, changing speeds, The most important thing was getting [the series] back [home] so our fans can be a factor in the game, That's a huge thing," Zito said.
Zito added, "This is definitely it for me, Coming here, especially doing it in a Giants uniform. A lot of people were saying stuff about A's days.”
This was a huge game for the Giants’ 12-year veteran. Earlier in the game, speculation was roaming in the media that Madison Bumgarner will be staring the game but later it revealed that San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy does not want to take any risk and Zito has been given the responsibility to start Game 5.
The Giants were already down 3-1 when they came out on to the Cardinals home field but with the extraordinary performance by Zito, soon they felt the winning momentum and later ousted their opponents with great force.
This was not the only time when Zito has performed and won the game for his team, but he has been performing all season long and so far his 2012 Major League Baseball season 15-8 win-loss record is quite impressive in every manner.



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