Worth noting

• With his two-day offensive outburst, Johnny Monell may have played himself into serious consideration for a reserve catching role. The non-roster invitee homered Tuesday night off San Diego's Freddy Garcia before going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs in the Giants' 9-5 Cactus League victory Wednesday over Cincinnati. Monell is unlikely to vault past Hector Sanchez and Guillermo Quiroz on the pecking order, but he has impressed the Giants' brass by hitting .600 (9-for-15) thus far.

"He's doing what you want young players to do. He's calling attention to himself," said Bochy, noting that Monell is a valuable commodity as a left-handed-batting catcher. "I'm impressed by the way he's swinging. He's forced the issue a little bit."

• Outfielder Andres Torres felt nauseous and left Wednesday's game before the bottom of the third inning. Torres was thrown out at third base as he tried to stretch a double into a triple, then, according to Bochy, vomited after returning to the dugout.

• Rookies Ricky Oropesa and Perez both hit their first Cactus League homers, going back to back in the Giants' six-run eighth inning. Oropesa and Perez encouraged Bochy, who said that both had been swinging too tentatively in recent games.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.