Jonathan Sanchez to pitch Game 2
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy is planning to tweak his rotation for the NL championship series, moving up left-hander Jonathan Sanchez to go Game 2 against the Philadelphia Phillies following ace Tim Lincecum.
Bochy said he would do so to break up the two right-handers -- Lincecum and Matt Cain, who now is likely to pitch Game 3 back in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Game 1 is Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park with the highly anticipated matchup between Lincecum and Roy Halladay, who pitched a no-hitter in the division series. Sanchez is penciled in to pitch Sunday's Game 2 against the two-time defending NL champions.
Bochy said rookie Madison Bumgarner, who beat the Braves in the division series clincher Monday, was a candidate to pitch Game 4 depending on where the series stands.
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