Bruce Bochy expects Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro to be on his lineup card for Game 3 of the NL championship series.
And the San Francisco manager isn't interested in any retaliation talk.
''What's on our mind is to go out and play our best ball,'' Bochy said Tuesday night, a day before the best-of-seven series resumes at Busch Stadium with the Giants and St. Louis Cardinals tied at one game apiece. ''That's over. You have to move on.''
Results of an MRI exam showed Scutaro has a strained left hip after Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday plowed into him with a late slide while busting up a double play Monday night. Bochy said Scutaro also had a sore left knee and held him out of a workout as a precaution after the team flight arrived from the West Coast.
''We're being hopeful he can go (in Game 3),'' Bochy said. ''I will say he's more optimistic about where he's at right now than when it first happened.''
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