Newsclip®: [Sports] Giants add Clayton Blackburn to roster - SFGate

"PHOENIX — The Giants added a pitcher to the roster for the opener of their series here. Manager Bruce Bochy said Blackburn will go to the bullpen, adding, We need the coverage ... All seven relievers pitched in Wednesday’s 13-inning victory over Toronto, and Jake Peavy would have been next had the game gone longer and Albert Suarez was replaced by a pinch-hitter. Bochy said if Angel Pagan were to pass his final tests in batting practice, including drills in left field, he’d avoid the disabled list and play Friday. Tonight will mark his 10th straight game he’s out of lineup. Giants pitching guru Dick Tidrow worked with Blackburn, among others at Sacramento, in recent days. Johnny Cueto in the opener, two elite pitchers in the latest free-agent class facing off. Cueto has had the better start, going 4-1 with a 3.02 ERA, 44 strikeouts and eight walks in 50 2/3 innings. Cueto has surrendered two homers and 17 earned runs, Greinke five and 25. Giants", www.sfgate.com


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