Programming note: For the most comprehensive World Series coverage from Kansas City, watch "October Quest" today at 4 p.m., and immediately after Game 2 on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO –- How fitting that on the day the World Series shifted back to the Bay Area, all the talk was about building bridges.
Specifically, how will Giants manager Bruce Bochy span the suddenly treacherous gap between his starting pitcher and his late-inning trio of Sergio Romo, Jeremy Affeldt and Santiago Casilla?
They’re awaiting one major scrap of information on Tim Lincecum, who went for an MRI exam one day after his lower back and left side tightened up when he threw a pitch in the Giants’ 7-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals in Game 2.
Lincecum was “feeling pretty good today,” said Bochy, who was encouraged that the right-hander and former Cy Young Award winner would be available to relieve in Game 3 on Friday.
“We have to cover ourselves so I can probably answer the question better a little later. If something (structural) is going on, then obviously we’ll have to make a (roster) change. But if he’s fine, and my hope is that he is, then he’ll be ready to go tomorrow.”