Peavy OK for Game 6 despite bruised thumb

Peavy OK for Game 6 despite bruised thumb

KANSAS CITY -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy affirmed Tuesday that right-hander Jake Peavy was set to make his scheduled start in Game 6 of the World Series today against the Kansas City Royals (4:30 p.m. PT air time on FOX, 5:07 p.m. first pitch) despite bruising the thumb on his pitching hand.

According to a USA Today report, Peavy reached for a foul ball hit into the Giants' dugout with his right hand during Game 3 this past Friday in San Francisco. The report said that the ball struck Peavy's thumb, bent it backward and tore off skin.

  Date     Recaps Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 21     SF 7, KC 1 video
Gm 2 Oct. 22     KC 7, SF 2 video
Gm 3 Oct. 24     KC 3, SF 2 video
Gm 4 Oct. 25     SF 11, KC 4 video
Gm 5 Oct. 26     SF 5, KC 0 video
Gm 6 Oct. 28     KC 10, SF 0 video
Gm 7 Oct. 29     SF 3, KC 2 video

Bochy said that Peavy tested his thumb by throwing on multiple occasions after being injured, most recently during Monday's off-day workout at Kauffman Stadium.

"He threw fine," Bochy said. "There are no issues. Honestly, if we thought there were any issues, he wouldn't start."

The Giants lead the World Series, 3-2.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.