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San Jose Mercury News Aug 19, 2016

Giants' Buster Posey visits young cancer patients, giving hugs and leaving smiles in his wake

By visiting Bay Area hospitals and inviting cancer patients to Giants games, Buster Posey and wife, Kristen, hope to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research

Giants hope to dull the pain on Nova-Cain day, plus lineups

Giants hope to dull the pain on Nova-Cain day, plus lineups If you’ve thought of a Giants game as a trip to the dentist the past month, Wednesday is your day because it’s Nova-Cain Day. Wish it was. Ivan Nova, who shut the Giants down for seven innings when he was a Yankee last month, faces Matt Cain, coming off a loss to the Orioles in which he allowed a career-high-tying 10 hits. If the Giants win, Cain will started four of the Giants’ 10 victories since the break. Buster Posey is catching the day game after a night game despite his back issue. Madison Bumgarner is...

Giants lose again, fall into second place for first time since May

The Giants dropped a half-game behind the Dodgers with a 4-3 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday night, settled on Jung Ho Kang's eighth-inning homer against Derek Law, which ended the rookie's 19-game shutout streak. Law was trying to complete 1 1/3 innings, after striking out Starling Marte on a 95-mph fastball to end the seventh with a man aboard ,when Kang drove a 1-2 fastball onto the netting above the vegetable garden. Samardzija and rookie Jameson Taillon dueled 2-2, the Giants' runs on Buster Posey's first-inning double, until Andrew McCutchen led off the fifth with his second...

Giants get Posey back in bid to stop hot Pirates rookie

Giants get Posey back in bid to stop hot Pirates rookie A pitcher the Giants have never seen before? Coming off eight shutout innings of the Padres? The No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft? What could go wrong? Buster Posey is back after a two-game back hiatus to help the Giants against rookie Jameson Taillon and — finally — try to get their10th victory since the All-Star break, which was more than a month ago. Jeff Samardzija shoots for his second consecutive win. The Giants are 1-3 on a homestand in which they hoped to get well. If you haven’t seen John Shea’s story on the Giants...

Giants update: facing Vogelsong, handling Casilla, missing Posey, lineups

Giants update: facing Vogelsong, handling Casilla, missing Posey, lineups Ryan Vogelsong is back in in town and starting Monday night’s series opener for the Pirates, and he’s expected to get a nice reception from Giants fans who recall his inspirational story and postseason success. Vogelsong has had two quality starts since coming off the disabled list (one earned run in 12 innings) after recovering from facial fractures sustained from getting hit by a pitch May 23. Vogey was really popular in this clubhouse, very well respected. Buster Posey is out of the lineup a second straight...

Posey out for opener against Pirates, Vogelsong

Buster Posey's back is still cranky. He did some pre-game on-field work, but apparently it's still not feeling right. Here's tonight's lineup in the compelling match against Ryan Vogelsong. Span CF, Pagan LF, Belt 1B Crawford SS, Pence RF, Panik… Continue Reading → The post Posey out for opener against Pirates, Vogelsong appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants notes: Buster Posey scratched with lower back tightness, etc.

Update: The Giants just announced roughly 20 minutes prior to the first pitch that catcher Buster Posey has been scratched because of lower back tightness. It's not known if he is available off the bench. Posey caught all eight defensive… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Buster Posey scratched with lower back tightness, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News Aug 10, 2016

Extra Baggs: Buster Posey amazes himself with trick throw, then has to face music from Giants teammates after awkward slide

MIAMI – Brandon Crawford might have matched the National League record with seven hits in a game Monday night, but Giants teammates seemed to be even more impressed by Buster Posey's unique slide in the 11th inning of the club's exhausting, 8-7 victory at Marlins Park.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 9, 2016

Roberto Kelly is a good third-base coach

This is not a contrarian post, promise! The numbers suggest that Roberto Kelly is actually quite good at getting runners home, and he does it without getting them thrown out. On Sunday, Giants third-base coach Roberto Kelly didn’t send Buster Posey on a two-out single to center field. Ben Revere got to the ball quickly, but he also throws like one of the kids chasing down balls during the Home Run Derby. The throw sailed wide, it was clear that Posey would have scored, and the Giants lost, 1-0. It was a low point in a second half filled with low points. On Monday, Kelly sent Brandon...

Extra Baggs: Buster Posey amazes himself with trick throw, then has to face music from Giants teammates after awkward slide

MIAMI – Brandon Crawford might have matched the National League record with seven hits in a game Monday night, but Giants teammates seemed to be even more impressed by Buster Posey’s unique slide in the 11th inning of the club’s… Continue Reading → The post Extra Baggs: Buster Posey amazes himself with trick throw, then has to face music from Giants teammates after awkward slide appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants notes: Buster Posey rests for Matt Moore's debut, etc.

PHILADELPHIA – Good morning from the City of Brotherly Love.   Here are some facts for you: --The Rockies destroyed the Dodgers on Wednesday, so the Giants retained their two-game lead in the NL West.   --The Rockies, though, are… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Buster Posey rests for Matt Moore's debut, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

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