San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy tried to head off any potential mild controversy Friday when he refuted a report by a national baseball writer on Twitter that claimed that Buster Posey would not catch Tim Lincecum the rest of this season.
"Completely false," Bochy told reporters before the Giants' 7-2 win at Philadelphia.
Eli Whiteside was behind the plate Friday, however, for Lincecum's seven strong innings, but Bochy said that Posey was "feeling it" after catching eight innings Thursday at Atlanta following an 11-inning game Wednesday against the Braves that was delayed by rain. Bochy simply didn't want to use Posey yet again in another hot-weather game.
"Timmy doesn't care who he throws to, and it's my call when I'm going to give Buster a break," Bochy emphasized.
Posey has caught Lincecum often since Posey came up, as the catcher has pointed out.
Lincecum allowed five hits and two runs, and he struck out six. He has thrown consecutive quality starts for the first time this season.
Posey played first base and scored a run, while Whiteside doubled in a run.