After delaying a public announcement, Bruce Bochy decided on Tim Lincecum and Barry Ziton in Games 3 and 4 with Madison Bumgarner out of the playoff rotation.
Matt Cain left Game 3 after allowing three runs in 6.2 innings just ahead of a lengthy rain delay and the Giants' offense wasted plenty of opportunities in a 3-1 loss.
The Giants remain officially TBA for games 4 and 5, but the pencil plan is for Tim Lincecum to take the ball Thursday; plus, Scutaro health update.
Whats the most important matchup in Game 3? Matt Holliday vs. Matt Cain? Buster Posey vs. Kyle Lohse? Marco Scutaro vs. the Wabash Cannon Ball railway? Nope.
Former Giants catcher Bengie Molina has a keen eye on the two catchers of the SF-St. Louis series, as one of them is his former protg and the other is his kid brother.
Marco Scutaro likened his meeting with Matt Holliday to a freight train collision, but maintained his sense of humor about the controversy.More: Raw video of Scutaro's workout Ratto's take
Bruce Bochy is not going to reveal who will start Game 4 for the Giants until after Game 3 is over. Why is he waiting? The answer is very simple.
Marco Scutaro told his manager that he felt better about his sore left hip heading into Game 3 in St. Louis and provided some encouraging evidence that his swing is fine.
No detail in his routine is too small to be insignificant, no variable too unimportant. Its all about mastering a semblance of control in a random world, so hell feel like nothing can go to chance when he hits the mound.
Bruce Bochy made it clear how he felt about Matt Holiday's slide. Although the Giants won Game 2, they are hoping the price wasnt too dear.
Angel Pagan got things started with his second leadoff home run of the postseason, Marco Scutaro came through with the big hit, and Ryan Vogelsong was masterful in the Giants' 7-1 victory in Game 2.
Scutaro hit a two-run single in the fourth inning that gave the Giants a 5-1 lead Monday night, but he was replaced by Ryan Theriot to begin the sixth.
Tim Lincecum says he's ready to go again tonight if need be in Game 2, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy would prefer he starts Game 4.
Ryan Vogelsong looks to duplicate his only regular season start against St. Louis, when he held the Cards to three hits and three walks in a seven shutout inning outing.