SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Buster Posey can get comfortable in his squat behind home plate in the World Series.
Unlike in the last two series and several games down the stretch, Giants manager Bruce Bochy plans to keep the All-Star catcher in his usual spot for every game – even though he has the option of a designated hitter in Detroit.
Hector Sanchez caught Barry Zito in Game 4 in Cincinnati in the division series. He also started behind the plate of the Game 4 loss against St. Louis for Tim Lincecum, with Posey shifting to first base in each.
Sanchez caught 25 of Zito’s starts this season, while Posey was behind the plate for eight. Zito had a 4.08 when Sanchez caught him in the regular season and a 4.39 ERA when Posey did.
Sanchez caught Lincecum 16 times (4.37 ERA), Posey 15 (5.46 ERA) and Eli Whiteside two games (5.40 ERA) this season.
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