Early hooks add to NLCS drama
SAN FRANCISCO -- Here's something you don't see every game. Both managers yanking their starting pitcher in the fifth inning. And both doing so with the lead in hand.'Tis the season for bold thinking and second-guessing. Giants manager Bruce Bochy and Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel both exposed themselves to the possibility of the latter in the fifth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park. Bochy's move backfired, Manuel's proved magnificent. You just wouldn't know that by the final score. The Giants won this gem of a game, 6-5, in spite of Bochy's fifth-inning maneuvering, one of the few series of moves that hasn't gone his way this postseason. They had taken an early 2-0 lead on Joe Blanton, and Madison Bumgarner was in bend-but-don't-break mode on the mound through four.