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Bochy patient with Pagan, Romo after rough game

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy intended to speak with center fielder Angel Pagan about his pair of misguided throws in the ninth inning of Friday night's 7-4 loss to Colorado.

But Bochy didn't want to jump down Pagan's throat.

"These guys know when they should have made a different choice," Bochy said Saturday, less than a day after Pagan's throws enabled Rockies runners to advance to second base, robbing the Giants of double-play opportunities. Colorado proceeded to score five runs, erasing San Francisco's 4-2 lead.

"We will talk about it," Bochy said. "But I'd like to give it a little time."

Bochy's chat probably won't include Pagan's attempt Saturday to corral Brandon Barnes' ninth-inning drive that became a two-run, game-winning, inside-the-park homer. "It looked like a soft-served base hit, but it hit and really skipped and just got by [Pagan]," Bochy said after Colorado's 5-4 victory.

Bochy also remained patient with closer Sergio Romo, who blew his second save in two games to the Rockies on Saturday.

"That's a tough one for Sergio. He was throwing the ball well," Bochy said. "Two outs, nobody on and they come up with a little blooper there" -- a reference to Charlie Blackmon's single that prolonged the inning for Barnes.

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.

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