Lincecum in Game 4? Zito over Bumgarner? Bochy still mum

October 16, 2012, 11:48 pm
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ST. LOUIS The Giants might have their pitching cardsaligned for the remainder of the NLCS, but manager Bruce Bochy is keeping themclose to his chest.

Bochy said he would not announce a Game 4 starter untilafter Game 3 on Wednesday, when Matt Cain takes the mound at Busch Stadium.

The Giants pencil sketch as of the weekend was to start TimLincecum in Game 4 and then choose between Barry Zito and struggling left-handerMadison Bumgarner for Game 5.

Why is Bochy waiting to put anything in ink?

Because I dont have to right now, Bochy said. Thats mybiggest reason.

Bochy also stayed mum on the possibility of playing BusterPosey at first base again, either for Lincecum or Zito. He reserved the rightto start backup catcher Hector Sanchez in the series, if deemed necessary.

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