Giants manager Bruch Bochy threw a pitching curve ball Wednesday. He's changing up this weekend's NLCS series against the Philadelphia Phillies and going with a new pitching rotation.
Bochy made the call during Wednesday's final workout at AT&T Park.
The team flies to Philadelphia Thursday ahead of Saturday's Game No. 1.
Tim Lincecum will start that game as expected, but Bochy is going with Jonathon Sanchez for Game No. 2 and Matt Cain has to wait until Game 3 back in San Francisco next Tuesday for his start.
Here's the line up:
- Saturday - Tim Lincecum
- Sunday - Jonathan Sanchez
- Tuesday - Matt Cain
- Wednesday - Madison Bumgarner
After Wednesday it becomes a chess game depending on where the series stands.
The series is being refered to as the "real" World Series by many baseball analysts and that is in great part pitching duel.
It's also worth noting that the highest paid member of the team is still not in the rotation at all. Pitcher Barry Zito didn't even make the roster against the Braves.