Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he is contemplating giving shortstop Brandon Crawford a rest soon. Crawford has started 39 of San Francisco's first 45 games. Bochy said that he would lean toward Emmanuel Burriss as his first choice to replace Crawford, though Ryan Theriot also would be a candidate.
Bochy noticed the festive nightclub that's situated beyond the outfield wall at Marlins Park, which the Giants visited for the first time Thursday. "I'll have to keep my eyes on my left fielder to make sure he's watching the game," Bochy jokingly said.
Though Brandon Belt entered the game hitless in his last 13 at-bats, with eight strikeouts, Bochy opted to start him at first base instead of Aubrey Huff, who happened to be 0-for-12 lifetime against Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez. Huff likely will re-enter the lineup Friday against Josh Johnson.