Bochy patient with Pagan, Romo after rough game
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy intended to speak with center fielder Angel Pagan about his pair of misguided throws in the ninth inning of Friday night's 7-4 loss to Colorado.
But Bochy didn't want to jump down Pagan's throat.
"These guys know when they should have made a different choice," Bochy said Saturday, less than a day after Pagan's throws enabled Rockies runners to advance to second base, robbing the Giants of double-play opportunities. Colorado proceeded to score five runs, erasing San Francisco's 4-2 lead.
"We will talk about it," Bochy said. "But I'd like to give it a little time."
Bochy's chat probably won't include Pagan's attempt Saturday to corral Brandon Barnes' ninth-inning drive that became a two-run, game-winning, inside-the-park homer. "It looked like a soft-served base hit, but it hit and really skipped and just got by [Pagan]," Bochy said after Colorado's 5-4 victory.
Bochy also remained patient with closer Sergio Romo, who blew his second save in two games to the Rockies on Saturday.
"That's a tough one for Sergio. He was throwing the ball well," Bochy said. "Two outs, nobody on and they come up with a little blooper there" -- a reference to Charlie Blackmon's single that prolonged the inning for Barnes.