PITTSBURGH -- The Giants sought apparent flexibility in establishing their 25-man roster for Wednesday night's National League Wild Card Game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In case the game extends deep into extra innings, the 10-man pitching staff includes right-handers Jake Peavy and Yusmeiro Petit, members of the starting rotation who are conditioned to throw multiple innings. Petit, who has pitched mostly in relief, also would be comfortable in that role. Tim Lincecum, sent to the bullpen in late August, is another reliever whose starting experience would enable him to fill a long-relief role. The remaining pitchers on the roster: Madison Bumgarner, Jeremy Affeldt, Santiago Casilla, Javier Lopez, Jean Machi, Sergio Romo and Hunter Strickland.
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