"I thought he threw out a pretty good at-bat off one of the best closers in the game," Bochy said.
However, Nunez didn't return to the Giants' starting lineup at third base for Game 2 on Saturday. Conor Gillaspie received the start instead. Nunez didn't run out his grounder particularly hard, indicating that his hamstring remains tender.
Besides, Bochy added, "It's hard to take Conor out of the lineup right now. He's swinging the bat as well as anybody."
• Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto became the first Giants to throw back-to-back complete games in the postseason since Carl Hubbell and Hal Schumacher combined to achieve the feat in the first two games of the 1933 World Series against the Washington Senators.