The Giants have announced they will move Jonathan Sanchez up to pitch in Game 2 of the NLCS, showing confidence in Sanchez and breaking up their left-handed and right-handed starters.
In the first round, right-hander Tim Lincecum was followed by fellow righty Matt Cain, then lefties Sanchez and Madison Bumgarner. This time Sanchez will pitch second, followed by Cain. Bumgarner is the likely Game 4 starter, though that is not official.
Sanchez was outstanding in his NLDS start against Atlanta, allowing one run on two hits through 7 2/3 innings.
-- David Andriesen
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