AT&T PARK — There will be no Madison Bumgarner sightings in Game 162, but San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy will have plenty of backup for starter Matt Moore at his disposal — 16 relievers to be exact.
“I’d say he’s pretty much the [only guy along with Saturday’s starter Ty Blach],” Bochy explained of Bumgarner. “As we say so many times, ‘All hands on deck.’ But he’s not a guy I’m thinking about using.”
Bumgarner threw a bullpen on Sunday morning as he tunes up for a potential wild-card showdown on Wednesday at Citi Field against Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets.
— The Giants don’t know where they’ll be headed after the finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but they’re all set to head to the airport.
“They’re packed for a road trip – I’ll leave it at that,” Bochy said. “It’s a case where you’re definitely hitting the road, so they just got the packing done early.”
So, how many days did Bochy pack for?
“For a possible long trip,” he said. “That was pretty much the message to everybody. How else would you pack?”
— The Giants could get some help from an old friend this afternoon, as Ryan Vogelsong faces the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. But Bochy would prefer not to need it.
“Here’s a guy that’s won so many big games for us,” Bochy said. “Now he’s going today, but I’ve said this too, ‘It’s in our hands and it’s up to us to take care of business.’”Bruce Bochykarl buscheckMadison BumgarnerMLBRyan VogelsongSan Francisco Giants