Originally written on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 5/21/12
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On May 16th San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy batted starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner 8th in the batting order, and he almost issued a written apology over it. In interviews before and after the game, Bochy grumbled, looked down and seemed embarrassed as he told reporters he's trying to score more runs but "this probably won't happen again".Bruce Bochy attended the baseball school that was in place before the old school was built, so he isn't going to be putting something new or innovative in place on a baseball diamond any time soon. The fact that he started his pitcher in the 8th spot in the batting order twice since taking over as Giants' manager in 2007 is itself an astounding development.The other time? On May 20, 2010 Bochy batted Tim Lincecum in the eighth slot against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Which makes it 2 games out of 851 so far.Although Bruce Bochy is more comfortable matching righty-lefty line-ups, it is always relevent to note that he won the 2010 World Seri...
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