08/28/09 3:05 AM ET
Giants try to move on after tough loss
Bochy says his club wasn't looking ahead to Rockies
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
"The club was not looking at tomorrow," Bochy said. "We certainly had our focus out there."The Giants trailed, 4-0, through two innings and had their fate sealed by the fifth. Representing the potential tying run, Rowand struck out with the bases loaded to end the fourth inning against Arizona starter Yusmeiro Petit (3-8). "He doesn't have anything that's overpowering, but he hits his spots," Rowand said of Petit, who entered the game with a 6.06 ERA. "He didn't leave anything out over the plate. Everything that he threw was either on the outside corner or the inside corner." The D-backs settled matters against Giants starter Joe Martinez with a four-run fifth. Returning from a bout with the flu, Mark Reynolds began the outburst with his 39th homer of the season, a drive that landed halfway up the left-center-field stands. After Miguel Montero walked and Gerardo Parra singled, Brandon Allen drove Martinez's 1-2 pitch to right field for his first Major League homer. Despite allowing eight runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, Martinez (3-2) appeared to possess decent stuff, as his five strikeouts reflected. He discussed his need to improve his existing pitching repertoire.
"I don't think it's necessarily like, 'Oh, I have to get in the weight room and throw five miles an hour harder.' That's probably not going to happen," said Martinez, whose ERA rose from 5.73 to 7.52. "I'm not going to start throwing a knuckleball."But the Giants might throw Martinez a curve by replacing him in the rotation. ESPN reported that San Francisco, along with a handful of other clubs, expressed interest in obtaining right-hander Brad Penny, who Boston released on Thursday.
Penny won't clear waivers until Monday, so Bochy couldn't discuss him under tampering rules. However, Bochy did indicate that he would discuss the Giants' pitching situation with general manager Brian Sabean.
Sure enough, moments after his postgame news conference ended, Bochy huddled in his office with Sabean and vice president of player personnel Dick Tidrow.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.