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Barry Zito left off Giants’ roster for second straight round

Oct 16, 2010, 11:24 AM EST

Barry Zito throwing

We hinted at the possibility last night and the Giants just made it official: Barry Zito is not on the team’s roster for the NLCS against the Phillies, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News.

Zito was also left off the roster for the NLDS against the Braves. Madison Bumgarner, who yielded two runs over six innings in Game 4 against the Braves on Monday, is tentatively scheduled to pitch Game 4 against the Phillies next Wednesday.

There are actually no changes on the team’s roster from the previous round. Giants manager Bruce Bochy was reportedly considering carrying a third left-hander out of the bullpen against the lefty-heavy Phillies lineup, but he ultimately decided to keep right-hander Guillermo Mota over Zito or Dan Runzler.

  1. Utley's Hair - Oct 16, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Ouch. That kind of makes Zito less necessary than AJ Burnett…? Wow.

  2. Old Gator - Oct 17, 2010 at 6:45 AM

    Next step: as useless as Oliver Perez.

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