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All-Star right fit for Bochy

Sun., July 14, 2013, midnight

SAN DIEGO – World Series runs in two of the last three seasons have shown the rest of baseball that Giants manager Bruce Bochy mixes and matches with the best of them. In theory, that should make the All-Star game the perfect playground for this year’s National League manager.

Bochy is a proponent of finding the right matchups in his lineup, and Tuesday he’ll have the likes of Buster Posey, Andrew McCutchen and Paul Goldschmidt available on his bench. Bochy also thrives on going batter-to-batter in the late innings, and it doesn’t get much better than looking down at your bullpen and seeing Cliff Lee, Aroldis Chapman, Craig Kimbrel, among others, waiting for the call.

Bochy calls the experience of managing All-Stars a fun one and an honor.

“The priority is to win the game,” Bochy said. “And that’s where it’s changed a little bit since this part of it became involved, as far as home-field advantage.”

San Jose Mercury News


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