Barry Zito didn't express any ire toward Giants manager Bruce Bochy for giving him a quick hook while the Giants led 4-3 in the third inning Wednesday night.

But with surprising candor, Zito did acknowledge that he wasn't always on the same page with catcher Buster Posey.

After admitting that he lacked focus and consistency, Zito said he was hurt "not so much bad pitches but bad selections. It's just a matter of throwing the pitch I want to throw."

Asked the natural follow-up question, if it was an adjustment for him to work with Posey, who didn't catch his first 18 starts of the season, Zito said he needed to shake more and throw his pitch.