04/27/09 10:48 PM ET
Molina gets needed night off
Giants manager says Sandoval will catch other pitchers
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
"It really wouldn't have mattered who was pitching today," Bochy said, explaining Molina's break.Bochy acknowledged that the efficient collaborations between Sandoval and Zito enable him to feel comfortable making moves such as Monday's, though Molina entered the game leading San Francisco in hits, doubles, home runs, RBIs and total bases. Sandoval has surged lately at the plate, amassing a career-high four hits Sunday. Once again, though Bochy didn't fully commit to naming Sandoval as Zito's personal catcher, the manager did say, "It makes it easier for the pitcher or the catcher if Bengie gets the same off-day each week." Bochy added that besides Zito, Sandoval would be most likely to catch Matt Cain or Jonathan Sanchez, while Molina has been charged with the responsibility of working with ace Tim Lincecum and fellow veteran Randy Johnson.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.