10/11/12 12:11 PM ET
Two starters, not Lincecum, available for Giants
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
"He can go an inning," Bochy said.The same was true for left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who went 4 1/3 innings in last Sunday's Game 2.
"He's available," Bochy said.Bochy stuck with the lineup he typically employs against right-handed starters. The only change he contemplated was inserting Joaquin Arias for Brandon Crawford at shortstop. Arias went 2-for-3 with two doubles Wednesday and is 3-for-6 in the series. But though Crawford is hitless in seven at-bats, Bochy opted to stick with him and his superior defense.
"It's fair to say that Crawford has been our best shortstop," Bochy said.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.