San Francisco Giants skipper Bruce Bochy spoke with the media Wednesday afternoon at the team's Scottsdale Stadium facilities, speaking about their pitching options heading into the start of the Cactus League schedule. And as multiple beat writers are reporting on twitter, Tim Lincecum will get the start on Saturday, though Buster Posey will likely not be catching him:
Timmy to pitch one inning in opener Saturday. Posey not likely to catch.— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) February 29, 2012
Also scheduled to throw in Saturday's opener: Surkamp, Affeldt, Romo and Mota— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) February 29, 2012
Finally, Andrew Baggarly on Twitter:
Bumgarner will start Sun. and Cain Mon. Bochy said Bumgarner could open as No.2 starter to split up lefties in case Vogelsong can't go.— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) February 29, 2012
Bochy also noted that Lincecum will be the likely opening day starter as well, when the Giants take on the Diamondbacks April 6 at Chase Field.
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