7:55 AM EDT, Mon July 25, 2016

Buster Posey returns to lineup, Giants make a surprise pitching change

NEW YORK – One day after leaving in the fourth inning with a right foot contusion, Buster Posey is in the lineup and catching Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.   So the sky hasn’t completely fallen for the Giants. The… Continue Reading → The post Buster Posey returns to lineup, Giants make a surprise pitching change appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 22, 2016

Posey leaves Giants-Yankees game with contusion on right foot

Giants catcher Buster Posey listed as day-to-day; team already without Panik, Pence, Duffy.

Giants’ Posey leaves game with apparent foot injury

Giants’ Posey leaves game with apparent foot injury NEW YORK — The Giants, already banged up to the core, lost Buster Posey in Friday night’s game at Yankee Stadium. The club has not announced why, but Posey banged a foul ball off his back foot in his first at-bat, in the second inning.
Gaslamp Ball Jul 17, 2016

Padres 7, Giants 6: BALKOFF

The Giants lost in delightfully humiliating fashion. Well, that was a weird one. The Padres opened up an early lead against the Giants, then the bullpen blew it. A few wasted opportunities later the game went into extra innings, where the bullpen blew it again... only for Santiago Castilla to gift San Diego with a walkoff balk. The Friars started the game well, as Travis Jankowski and Wil Myers started the first by drawing back-to-back walks off Jeff Samardzija. Then they pulled off a double steal, and Buster Posey airmailed the throw to third, allowing Jankowski to make a run for home. A...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 15, 2016

ESPN loves Madison Bumgarner even more than I do

According to ESPN, Madison Bumgarner is the 10th-best left-handed pitcher in baseball history. Apparently their ranking was written in 2026, when this might actually be true. ESPN is running down the top-10 players in baseball history at each position. Some of the choices are ... curious. Stan Musial is included as a first baseman, despite playing nearly twice as many games in the outfield. David Ortiz was included as a first baseman, despite playing just 100 games more at first than Buster Posey has so far in his career. Sandy Koufax was ranked the #1 left-handed pitcher of all time over...

Do Giants’ trade options include All-Stars?

Do Giants’ trade options include All-Stars? SAN DIEGO - Reds outfielder Jay Bruce heard the rumors linking him to the Giants. The Giants are in the market for a hitter - Bruce is hitting .267 with 18 homers and 63 RBIs -- though they might end up simply deepening their bench. The Giants’ top prospect is shortstop Christian Arroyo, but they’ve been asked the most about pitcher Tyler Beede. The Yankees, unless they come out of the break streaking, would be willing to part with relievers Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances as the Aug. 1 trade deadline approaches. Buster Posey’s...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 11, 2016

Buster Posey likes odds when Johnny Cueto pitches

National League All-Star starting pitcher Johnny Cueto inspires confidence in San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 11, 2016

The best team in baseball is.... San Francisco

Last time Giants hit the break with top record in MLB was 1993 -- and they hope to rewrite the ending this time
San Jose Mercury News Jul 11, 2016

Watch Buster Posey's miraculous throw to pitcher looking other way

Giants fans have seen Buster Posey make some incredible plays in his career, but maybe none quite like this.

Cueto’s chances of starting All-Star Game improve

Cueto’s chances of starting All-Star Game improve Johnny Cueto’s chances of starting Tuesday’s All-Star Game improved in recent days. Clayton Kershaw is on the disabled list. dergaard left Friday’s start with arm fatigue. Stephen Strasburg was removed from the roster after making two starts since coming off the disabled list. Catcher Buster Posey, elected by fans to start, said, I definitely feel like he should be considered. Usually, pitchers who pitch Sunday aren’t officially replaced on All-Star rosters before they actually appear in the Sunday game, and Bochy wasn’t...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 9, 2016

Giants don’t get Peav’d by pitching and beat D-Backs two games in a row

The Giants now have a three game win streak going and it is fun. It could’ve been another game where Jake Peavy implodes or at least puts the Giants in a situation that could’ve netted them a loss. But no! They managed to take a game full of weirdness and actually win. And by weirdness, I don’t mean that old 8th inning weirdness back in the day. I mean Javier Lopez tripping while getting out of the dugout and a ball falling on Jake Lamb’s shoulder instead of getting caught (thanks for that one, Lamb!) and Peavy jawing at the third base umpire while Buster Posey throws the ball back...

Giants’ Cueto on possibility of starting All-Star Game: ‘record speaks for itself’

The Giants’ pitcher has what manager Bruce Bochy calls a “real good shot” to start Tuesday’s All-Star Game in San Diego. Cueto’s chances of starting have improved amid a series of injuries, defections and technicalities. Clayton Kershaw was the clear favorite before going on the disabled list. Noah Sydergaard was removed from Friday’s start with arm fatigue and was replaced on the All-Star roster. Stephen Strasburg, who grew up in San Diego, has made two starts since coming off the DL and was removed from the All-Star roster. Catcher Buster Posey, elected by fans to start,...
McCovey Chronicles Jul 8, 2016

Giants have five prospects on Baseball America’s midseason top-100 list

They had just one to start the season, so the farm system is apparently improving. It’s something of a truism that the Giants don’t have a great minor league system, and that they haven’t had one since the days of Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey years ago. They’ve steadily produced position players and, you know, won baseball games, but their prospects haven’t had the wow factor that you might find with other organizations. Back in February, for example, they landed just one prospect on Baseball America’s top-100 list — Christian Arroyo at #62 — which is pretty standard...

Belt could join Giants All-Stars Posey, Cueto, Bumgarner

Belt could join Giants All-Stars Posey, Cueto, Bumgarner Buster Posey was named to his fourth All-Star team and voted into the starting lineup by fans for a second time. Johnny Cueto hopes to pitch to his Giants teammate. A Cueto-Posey battery would be a certainty if National League manager Terry Collins chooses Cueto to start the game, but that decision won’t be announced until Monday, a day before the All-Star Game at San Diego’s Petco Park. The Giants will be represented with at least three All-Stars: Cueto, Posey and Madison Bumgarner, who’ll be ineligible to appear in the game...
Viva El Birdos Jul 5, 2016

Matt Carpenter Cardinals' lone selection to All-Star Game

Matt Carpenter has been one of the best hitters in the NL this year and was justly rewarded with a trip to San Diego next week. As it stands right now, Matt Carpenter will be the lone Cardinals' representative at the All-Star Game in San Diego next week. (Yadier Molina, poised to miss his first All-Star Game since 2008, was beat out by Buster Posey.) Carpenter, of course, is having an outstanding year. Heading into Tuesday's game he was hitting .305/.427/.581, good for a 168 wRC+, which leads the NL. Carpenter has played all over the infield this season but he won't be getting the starting...

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