Bochy praised San Diego's pitching, which entered Sunday ranked second in the NL with a 2.68 ERA. Also, Bochy said, "They're a scrappy bunch that can create some runs. They have speed."
Colorado, said Bochy, "can really pressure you defensively. They have a good lineup and they got [right-hander Tyler] Chatwood back, so I think they're going to have a pretty good staff."
Bochy acknowledged that last-place Arizona has languished. He observed that losing valuable starter Patrick Corbin was a big blow to the D-backs. But, he added, "They'll come back."
The Giants are approaching the end of a stretch in which they play their first 22 games against NL West clubs. Their first opponent outside the West will be Cleveland, which visits AT&T Park for an Interleague series next weekend. Then the Giants will play seven of their next 13 games against NL West foes.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.