• Gregor Blanco singled in two of his first three at-bats Friday against San Diego but did not stay on the bases long. He was thrown out trying to stretch his first-inning hit into a double, then was picked off first base by San Diego starter Burch Smith to end the fourth inning.
• Asked about the possibility of right-hander Yusmeiro Petit securing a spot in the Giants' 2014 starting rotation, Sabean said cryptically, "I think he has a chance to be on the staff next year." The Giants have won all six games started by Petit, who opposes San Diego on Saturday.
• First baseman Brett Pill is batting .296 (16-for-54) in 15 starts, contrasting with his .087 average as a pinch-hitter (2-for-23) entering Friday.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.