Tim Lincecum's starts have been split evenly between Buster Posey and Hector Sanchez. It's Sanchez catching Lincecum tonight, but Bruce Bochy wouldn't commit to his postseason plans.
The Giants will make a public decision within 48 hours on whether they will consider the possibility of adding Melky Cabrera to the postseason roster, manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday.
There's little doubt Aubrey Huff, who is 5 for 9 as a pinch hitter since coming off the DL on Sept. 1, would be on the playoff roster if Giants manager Bruce Bochy had to pick his 25 guys today.
Filling in for Tim Lincecum, Yusmeiro Petit allowed two runs on seven hits and four walks in 4.2 innings and the Padres avoided a sweep in San Francisco by taking advantage of Bruce Bochy's backups.
Posey usually deflects personal goals, but he offered a quick absolutely when asked if hed be motivated to get the three RBIs he needs for 100. Hed be the first Giant to drive in 100 runs since Barry Bonds in 2004.
Bruce Bochy answered one major question amid throbbing heads Sunday morning, saying its a near certainty that all five of his starting pitchers will be on the postseason roster.
The Dodgers added over 200 million in dead payroll to get useful stars in Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez. The Giants received far more punch from a little contact man who had 2 million left on his deal and the Colorado Rockies covered a quarter of that, too.
The Giants sent him home early so he could rest up to start Sundays day game, manager Bruce Bochy said. Following the clinching victory, the club scratched Lincecum and will replace him with right-hander Yusmeiro Petit against the San Diego Padres.
This was not torture. This was something altogether different. This was a team that settled into the bucket seat and floored it to the NL West title.Ratto: Classically Giant Instant Replay Postgame celebration
Marco Scutaro, who didn't join the team until July 28, delivered three hits and three RBI, and for the second time in three years the Giants clinched the National League West by defeating the San Diego Padres.
With Brandon Crawford starting tonight against a lefty, Bruce Bochy is signaling that he's willing to consider ending the platoon at short and giving Crawford the everyday role as the team coasts into the postseason.
The Giants have the hunter. They have the salute. They have the horns. Theres some kind of weird, two-handed gesture, too.
With the magic number now at two, the Giants could be ready for a soaking if they win and the Dodgers lose their earlier game at Cincinnati.More: Baggs' Instant Replay Bochy: 'It started with Vogelsong'
Major League Baseball announced Friday that Melky Cabrera was ineligible to win the NL batting title, a decision made based on Cabrera's request. Bruce Bochy commended the All-Star Game MVP for his actions.
In an unprecedented agreement between Major League Baseball and union officials, suspended Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera will be ruled ineligible to win the 2012 NL batting title, sources told CSNBayArea.com.
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