• Right-hander Matt Cain (bruised throwing arm) and left-hander Jeremy Affeldt (groin) both threw off bullpen mounds as they continued recovering from their respective injuries. Bochy said Cain remains on track to start next Saturday against Arizona at AT&T Park. Bochy wasn't sure whether Cain will simply reclaim his spot in the rotation, or if a starter will be skipped, or whether the Giants will switch to a six-man starting contingent. "That's least likely," Bochy said about expanding the rotation.
• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Giants' 1-0 victory Friday marked the first time in more than 20 years that they won such a game by scoring in the top of the first inning. The previous occasion occurred at Atlanta on Sept. 30, 1992. Will Clark's sacrifice fly scored Darren Lewis before starter Jeff Brantley and relievers Bill Swift and Rod Beck combined on a five-hitter.
• Bochy acknowledged the irony of replacing third baseman Pablo Sandoval with Joaquin Arias for defensive purposes in Friday's ninth inning. Three innings earlier, Sandoval made a spectacular diving backhanded stop of A.J. Pollock's grounder with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning, saving the game. Bochy explained that Sandoval still has been bothered by a sore back, prompting the late-game switches. "It allows him to get a little break and it keeps Arias involved," Bochy said. "If Pablo were 100 percent, I probably wouldn't have done it."
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.