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San Jose Mercury News May 1, 2016

Giants beat Mets behind Bumgarner and bats

Hunter Pence and Buster Posey homer in 6-1 win that averts sweep in New York

Bochy plans to give Posey more rest this season

Bochy plans to give Posey more rest this season Buster Posey was out of the lineup for the series finale against the Padres, a day game after a night game, and manager Bruce Bochy said he’ll continue giving the catcher time off in an effort to keep him fresh all season and strong down the stretch. “The plan really all year with Buster, probably, is to give him a few more breaks than what I’ve given in the past,” Bochy said. Bochy likes backup Trevor Brown, who had two hits Wednesday and is said to work well with pitchers. “Because of Brownie’s play and the way he catches back...

Giants’ Buster Posey having playing time monitored

Giants’ Buster Posey having playing time monitored Buster Posey is out of the lineup for the series finale against the Padres, a day game after a night game, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy revealed the catcher will get more time off in an effort to keep him fresh all season and strong down the stretch. “The plan really all year with Buster, probably, is to give him a few more breaks than what I’ve given in the past,” Bochy said. Bochy likes backup Trevor Brown’s work both on offense and defense, and Brown caught Jeff Samardzija (Wednesday’s pitcher) in Colorado, where...

Giants beat Padres; Pagan, Pence, Posey produce

Madison Bumgarner, who pitched 6 2/3 strong innings, and Hunter Pence and Buster Posey, both of whom hit solo home runs, were counted on to have big years. Pagan knocked in Monday’s first run with a two-out single and added an RBI double, both off Drew Pomeranz, both scoring Brandon Belt. Before the game, Pence presented Bumgarner with a Sandor Clegane helmet — Game of Thrones fans can relate — and the pitcher joked with reporters that he’d wear it in his postgame media session if he threw a no-hitter. Pagan and Pence drove in the Giants’ first four runs (Pence’s second RBI...

Effect of Giants’ lineup tweak? Too early to tell

Effect of Giants’ lineup tweak? Bochy was never a fan of the idea until Denard Span arrived and Angel Pagan got healthy, giving him a 9-1 “double leadoff hitter” format in front of Buster Posey and Co. Ten times, an inning ended with a Giants pitcher who was batting eighth killing a rally — making the final out with runners on base. The first three times, the Giants rebounded to score the next inning in rallies ignited by Pagan (all during the team’s 6-2 start). Bochy tweaked his lineup but left his pitcher eighth, and the Giants erupted for an 8-1 win thanks in part to the...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 22, 2016

Welcome back, Barry Bonds, and sorry things got so weird

The Marlins are in town, and the Giants will have one of their icons back in the building. Let's remember how strangely it ended. We like to sob-laugh about the Marlins Death Fog. Mostly sob. Whenever the Giants play the Marlins, there's always the threat of something awful happening. It's not just Dante Powell's throw hitting the mound, Pudge Rodriguez holding onto the ball, or Scott Cousins. Just last year, Buster Posey had to leave a game against the Marlins after a head injury. It's the oddest, darnedest thing. The universe gave us Cody Ross in exchange, but that doesn't mean it's not...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 22, 2016

Giants option Mac Williamson, bring up Conor Gillaspie

The Giants traded right-handed power for left-handed contact, swapping an outfielder for an infielder. And, lo, the even year gods looked down from the clouds, which are made from the lather Buster Posey leaves behind in the tub, and they discovered the Giants were losing. Like, a bunch. And they decided to do something about this, verily, realizing they need a completely nonsensical, random player to help the even-year Giants win. Welcome back, Conor Gillaspie. The former Giants first-rounder was called up on Friday, with Mac Williamson getting sent to Triple-A. To make room on the...

Giants’ Johnny Cueto seeks fourth strainght win

Buster Posey has the day off Thursday, a day game after a night game. Manager Bruce Bochy said Posey could use a break and that there’s no need wearing out his catcher in April. Giants lineup: CF Span, 2B Panik, RF Pence, 1B Belt, SS Crawford, LF Pagan, 3B Duffy, C Brown, RH Cueto. John Shea is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.

PREGAME NOTES: Posey gets a day off as Giants try to avoid sweep

The Giants are giving Buster Posey a day off Thursday as their scuffling offense looks to Johnny Cueto to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Posey had started the past seven games following a two-day… Continue Reading → The post PREGAME NOTES: Posey gets a day off as Giants try to avoid sweep appeared first on Giants Extra.

Buster Posey announces program to support childhood cancer

Buster Posey showed some rare emotion Wednesday, something his manager Bruce Bochy said he’s never seen when it comes to his catcher. Posey’s voice cracked as he fought to avoid tears while announcing that he, his wife Kristen and the… Continue Reading → The post Buster Posey announces program to support childhood cancer appeared first on Giants Extra.

Buster and Kristen Posey joining fight against pediatric cancer

Giants catcher Buster Posey and his wife, Kristen, are joining the cause to fight pediatric cancer. The Poseys plan to help raise money and awareness for pediatric-cancer research and will appear together at a Wednesday news conference at AT&T Park to announce it’s the focus of their philanthropic efforts. “Kristen and I have been blessed with two healthy kids and the opportunity to contribute to the community in a meaningful way,” Posey said in a statement. The Poseys will partner with ESPN analyst Dick Vitale, a pediatric-cancer advocate, for a Sept. 14 fundraiser at the ballpark...

Giants’ Bumgarner, Posey open to playing in ‘17 World Baseball Classic

Giants’ Bumgarner, Posey open to playing in ‘17 World Baseball Classic Former Pirates manager Jim Leyland, named Thursday to lead the United States team into the 2017 World Baseball Classic, should know that a battery of Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey might not be a pipe dream. No player will commit to a tournament 11 months away, but Bumgarner said Saturday that he would consider it after turning down a chance to pitch in the 2013 WBC. Not many people get to play major-league baseball. Kelby's work: A day after committing two errors, including a costly muff that thwarted a...

Giants notes: Posey in, Panik out as Giants go for series win in Colorado

DENVER – Buster Posey is back in the lineup Thursday afternoon as the Giants try to take two of three from the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Posey tested his bruised foot and said he wanted to play. Or maybe… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Posey in, Panik out as Giants go for series win in Colorado appeared first on Giants Extra.

Posey returns, but Panik out for Giants with sore hip, plus matinee lineups

Posey returns, but Panik out for Giants with sore hip, plus matinee lineups DENVER — One player returns, another sits. Buster Posey will return to the Giants’ lineup Thursday after two days off with a bruised left foot, but second baseman Joe Panik is sitting after he banged his hip diving for a ball in shallow right field Wednesday night. Manager Bruce Bochy said Panik is expected to return Friday and face Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium. In both cases he did not get down far enough to snag groundballs. “I just didn’t make the plays,” he said. Center fielder and leadoff...

UPDATED: Buster Posey out of Giants lineup for second consecutive day

DENVER – Make no mistake, catcher Buster Posey is the most irreplaceable player on the Giants roster. But when your backup backstop is coming off a two-homer game, worked well behind the plate with a pitcher in transition and is… Continue Reading → The post UPDATED: Buster Posey out of Giants lineup for second consecutive day appeared first on Giants Extra.

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