For Buster Posey, whose quotes are purposely bland, this was a strong statement.

Once again, manager Bruce Bochy decided to have Hector Sanchez catch Barry Zito on Tuesday night even after saying Posey would get the start. The Giants, it seemed, might go the rest of the season with an All-Star catcher who receives three-fifths of the rotation because Sanchez has been paired with Tim Lincecum, too.

Posey said he backs any decision Bochy makes, but at the same time he knows he can work with all five starters.