Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"He's got Bumgarner and Leake to pinch hit"

That's Joe Bochy's analysis of the short-handed Giants bench, which can be expanded in 5 more days.

Andrew Baggarly of the Merc-News posted a nice game story, also focusing on Jake Peavy's fine performance. Here's part ....

Bruce Bochy was forced to manage a big league roster with just two bench players (Andrew Susac and Justin Maxwell). His only backup middle infielder was center fielder Juan Perez, whose two innings at second base a day earlier constituted his first action at the position in six years.
"Ah, he's got Bumgarner and Leake to pinch hit," Joe Bochy said before the game. "Bruce'll figure it out." Peavy helped with the solution, shaking off a two-run first inning that his own fielding mistake helped to touch off and holding the Cubs into the seventh. Hunter Strickland and Javier Lopez each struck out a batter to mitigate Nori Aoki's two-base error in left field and strand two runners in scoring position as the Giants beat the Cubs for the first time in six tries this season.


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