Last Friday's Roger Waters concert at AT&T Park created potentially uncomfortable but not dangerous conditions for outfielders. The area where the stage was constructed, which can be plainly seen, looks somewhat worn.
"It's very hard, very compact dirt," said center fielder Angel Pagan, who dove to the surface to catch Todd Helton's sinking liner in Monday's sixth inning.
Fortunately, Pagan added, he didn't notice batted balls taking any bad hops. And even the temporarily hardened turf isn't that much of an inconvenience.
"When you're in a game, it could be concrete and you don't think about what's going to happen. You just want to make a play," Pagan said.
Bochy had little to say about Dodgers star Matt Kemp going on the 15-day disabled list with a mild left hamstring strain.
"I don't even pay attention to it, to be honest," Bochy said. "We lost Pablo [Sandoval]; teams lose players."
Besides, Bochy added, the National League West-leading Dodgers remain formidable even without Kemp: "They're a good club. They're solid all around. They're pitching well and catching the ball well."
Bochy had mixed feelings about losing left-hander Travis Blackley, whom Oakland claimed off waivers. The Giants designated Blackley for assignment Sunday to clear roster room for left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, who was activated from the disabled list.
"Being selfish, I would have liked to see him stay. But I want him to be in the big leagues, too," Bochy said of Blackley, who surrendered five earned runs and seven hits in five relief innings with the Giants. "It's a break for him. I'm happy for him. I told him exactly that."