The Giants will wait to make firm decisions about their playoff rotation. But manager Bruce Bochy answered one major question amid throbbing heads Sunday morning, saying it's a near certainty that all five of his starting pitchers will be on the postseason roster.

"That's fair to say," said Bochy, adding that one of the five starters would be used in relief. "That's the plan, for sure."

The most important aspect of that news: Barry Zito, who was so obviously left off the playoff rosters in all three rounds two years ago, will be a part of the action this time.