DENVER -- Catcher Chris Stewart was sore and unavailable Sunday after he got hit in the left wrist Saturday night with a bat when Ty Wigginton followed through taking a swing in the fifth. X-rays were negative.
The injury occurred in the fifth inning with the Giants trailing, 2-1. Stewart said he couldn't swing or grab the bat, but manager Bruce Bochy asked Stewart whether he could catch the sixth, and Bochy would pinch-hit for Stewart when his No. 8 spot in the batting order came up in the seventh. That way, Bochy said, he could have pinch-hitting options depending on whom Rockies manager Jim Tracy had pitching rather than getting locked in to a catcher in the No. 8 spot in the lineup by immediately replacing Stewart.
"It was a pretty long inning," Bochy said of the Rockies' sixth, when they got three hits, scored twice and had six men bat against Guillermo Mota. As the inning was winding down, Bochy said Stewart was catching every ball gingerly "and hurting pretty good."