Originally Posted by westofyou
BTW not every battle in a baseball season was and is about that game or that at bat. With a 40 year old SS with bad wheels and a pretty terrible team the Giants should find out of the A Ball SS can pull his weight, they'll probably need him more than that win last night in the long run.
Maybe, just maybe Bochy wanted Bocock at the plate for that atbat. To further WOY's point Bochy knows what kind of team he has. He knows that this team is awful. He knows that the future of the club belongs in the hands of his younger players. He knows that one win in April during a 90+ loss season isn't going to matter. What does matter is the development of his younger players. Maybe Bocock was the intended batter because Bochy wanted to see how he performed in a pressure situation.