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• Pablo Sandoval started the road trip going 0-for-9, lowering his average to .222 (22-for-99) with no home runs since coming off the disabled list Aug. 13. His performance earned him a day off in Wednesday's rubber match with the Rockies.

"I talked to Pablo and told him I'd give him a break," Bochy said. "[He needs to] back off a little bit. He's been pressing. Let him watch a game. I'll use him off the bench today here, too. Just get a couple days, get away a little bit. He's definitely fighting it, and it's starting to mount up on him a little bit as far as trying too hard."

• With an off-day Thursday, the Giants' expanded bullpen was well rested with every arm potentially available if needed Wednesday. Bochy used seven relievers to secure the win against Colorado on Tuesday, but the Giants are carrying 14 relievers in September, finding room in the Majors for every pitcher on the club's 40-man roster.

"I think they're all good to go," Bochy said before Wednesday's game. "The guy I'll check with is [Guillermo] Mota. We're off tomorrow, and most of them were short yesterday, but Mota gave us four outs."

• Bochy made special mention of how pleased he is with Sergio Romo, who has stepped up his game to fill the needs of a 'pen that has spent the year without closer Brian Wilson. Entering Wednesday, Romo had made 59 appearances with a 4-2 record and 10 saves. His 2.09 ERA was fourth best among National League relievers.

"Romo has really held up well as far as handling the workload we've thrown at him," Bochy said. "He's gone an inning-plus, he's gone two or three days [in a row]. It's a credit to his maintenance work and taking care of himself."

• Pablo Sandoval started the road trip going 0-for-9, lowering his average to .222 (22-for-99) with no home runs since coming off the disabled list Aug. 13. His performance earned him a day off in Wednesday's rubber match with the Rockies.

"I talked to Pablo and told him I'd give him a break," Bochy said. "[He needs to] back off a little bit. He's been pressing. Let him watch a game. I'll use him off the bench today here, too. Just get a couple days, get away a little bit. He's definitely fighting it, and it's starting to mount up on him a little bit as far as trying too hard."

• With an off-day Thursday, the Giants' expanded bullpen was well rested with every arm potentially available if needed Wednesday. Bochy used seven relievers to secure the win against Colorado on Tuesday, but the Giants are carrying 14 relievers in September, finding room in the Majors for every pitcher on the club's 40-man roster.

"I think they're all good to go," Bochy said before Wednesday's game. "The guy I'll check with is [Guillermo] Mota. We're off tomorrow, and most of them were short yesterday, but Mota gave us four outs."

• Bochy made special mention of how pleased he is with Sergio Romo, who has stepped up his game to fill the needs of a 'pen that has spent the year without closer Brian Wilson. Entering Wednesday, Romo had made 59 appearances with a 4-2 record and 10 saves. His 2.09 ERA was fourth best among National League relievers.

"Romo has really held up well as far as handling the workload we've thrown at him," Bochy said. "He's gone an inning-plus, he's gone two or three days [in a row]. It's a credit to his maintenance work and taking care of himself."