No such measures were taken for the three-game series between the teams that starts Tuesday at AT&T Park. Greinke could pitch in the series, but won't.
The Giants have dropped nine of their last 10 games. They are in last place in the division, six games behind the first-place Dodgers.
"It's too early for any of that," Mattingly said.
The Dodgers didn't play Monday, which presented them with an opportunity to start Greinke on regular four days' rest in the series finale. Instead, the Dodgers will promote someone from the minor leagues to pitch Thursday and start Greinke in San Diego on Friday.
"This is really just our guys getting rest," Mattingly said.
The Giants have more significant concerns.
Matt Cain, their former ace, is on the disabled list because of a strained flexor tendon in his right elbow. He had bone chips removed from the same elbow last year.
Jake Peavy, who stepped in for Cain on the team's World Series run, is down because of a strained back.
The rotation, which was once a franchise cornerstone, now looks like a vulnerability.
Tim Lincecum, who will start the series opener for the Giants, has never regained the form that made him a two-time
World Series hero
With Peavy sidelined, the Giants will look to
The team's best pitcher to date, Chris Heston, won't pitch against the Dodgers this week. A 27-year-old rookie, Heston has two of the Giants' four victories.
Pitching is only part of the Giants' problem, as the team's offense also has been affected by injuries.
Hunter Pence broke an arm in
But the Giants have won three of the last five World Series, which leads Dodgers catcher
"Everyone can see how the Giants are playing right now," Ellis said. "There is no way that is where that team is going to be at the end. They're too good a team. They have too much character."