Bochy taking care to rest players down stretch

Bochy taking care to rest players down stretch

Bochy taking care to rest players down stretch
SAN FRANCISCO -- With only 16 games left on the Giants' schedule entering Monday and a likely trip to the postseason ahead, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he has been mindful of not overworking players and making sure they are getting necessary time off.

"I have thought about it and we have rested some guys," Bochy said, pointing to days off for players like Angel Pagan and Pablo Sandoval in recent games. "I think we're OK, but if I think a guy needs a day at this point, he's going to get a day. You don't want to wear a guy down right now."

Bochy said that he would have done the same regardless of the size of the Giants' division lead, which stood at a season-high 7 1/2 games entering Monday's contest, and he pointed to the continued everyday play of Hunter Pence and the near everyday play of Buster Posey as being examples of the club remaining focused on winning games.

"I think I would have done what's right for the player and the club," Bochy said. "If you need a day, you're going to get a day seeing where we are in the season."