SAN FRANCISCO (Bleacher Report) — Maybe this is what the San Francisco Giants had in mind all along when they decided to sign Barry Zito to that widely panned seven-year, $126 million contract back in 2006. They must have figured he would be totally worth it one day.

Even if he wasn’t totally worth it all the other days.

Whatever sins Zito may have committed as a member of the Giants are forgiven now. They were washed away on Friday night at Busch Stadium as Zito mowed down hitter after hitter in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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