1:47 AM EDT, Mon June 27, 2016

Giants backup catcher Trevor Brown providing reliable defense

Giants backup catcher Trevor Brown providing reliable defense In the Giants’ clubhouse after their 5-4 win Friday night over the Phillies, Buster Posey found his backup, Trevor Brown, to compliment a nuance few fans had probably noticed. When the 94-mph heater came inside, the catcher adjusted and held his glove firmly to sell the strike to the umpire. Brown, who is hitting .231 with 11 RBIs and four home runs, recognizes that he can’t match Posey’s production in the batter’s box. Manager Bruce Bochy said he was impressed with how the 24-year-old backup helped right-hander Albert...

Giants notes: Handicapping their All-Star chances

PITTSBURGH - The latest National League All-Star balloting remains a Cub-fest. If the game were played now the NL would start an all-Cub infield of Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, with teammate Dexter Fowler in the outfield. Yadier Molina still leads Buster Posey at catcher, but the vote continues to narrow. While no Giant might be elected by the fans, Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto would seem to be sure bets given their first-half dominance. On the position side, even if Posey is not elected by fans he has a good chance to go to his fourth All-Star...
Beaver County Times Jun 22, 2016
Insider: Panik's 2-run double rallies Giants to 7-6 win over Pirates

Insider: Panik's 2-run double rallies Giants to 7-6 win over Pirates

Buster Posey threw out John Jaso attempting to steal second base to end the game, Joe Panik's two-run double capped a three-run sixth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Pirates 7-6…
DRaysBay Jun 19, 2016

Rays vs. Giants, game three recap: Missed opportunities on Father's Day

A good start gets away from the Rays. Jake Odorizzi started the game off brightly, recognizing what seemed to be a wide strike zone early and working the outside of the plate. A Brandon Belt check-swing grounder beat the shift, but aside from that single, he was able to get the Giants batters to chase on the outside, and then to beat both Denard Span and Buster Posey with fastballs over the plate for the strikeout. The Rays offense started off well also. Logan Forsythe singled on a line drive, and then advanced to third on a Brad Miller grounder up the middle. With Miller at first, Jake...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 18, 2016

Rays Tales: What they could have had

Buster Posey — the player the Rays, and their fans, are well aware they could have had with the first pick in the 2008 draft rather than Tim Beckham — is at the Trop for the weekend with his Giants.

Giants’ Romo strikes out a special ‘beer batter,’ plus notes aplenty, Saturday lineups

Giants’ Romo strikes out a special ‘beer batter,’ plus notes aplenty, Saturday lineups ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If you’re a Giants fan, it doesn’t get better than that, does it? Reinforcements are coming for the sagging Dodgers. Back to the Giants. Albert Suarez makes his third big-league start, against the organization that signed and raised him for six years. Buster Posey is the designated hitter. The Giants face left-hander Matt Moore, so Matt Duffy advances to the fifth spot. See the full lineup at the bottom of this post. Duffy had a terrible night at the plate in...

Giants rout Brewers to grab six-game division lead

Since there are no style points in baseball, the pertinent facts were the final score - Giants 11, Brewers 5 - and the season-high six-game division lead that resulted. Brandon Crawford broke a 4-4 tie with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly after Buster Posey's leadoff walk and a Matt Duffy single, then added a two-run, two-out single on an 0-2 pitch in the seventh after Brandon Belt, Posey and Duffy singled. Gregor Blanco broke an 0-for-27 with a two-run single to complete a four-run rally that began with two outs. Four years to the day after his perfect game, Matt Cain came off the...
McCovey Chronicles Jun 12, 2016

Giants pull Dodgers’ heart out through nose, walk off in 10th

The Giants needed five pitchers to blow a lead in the seventh, and they trailed in the 10th, but Buster Posey sent everyone home happy. The thing to remember is that the Giants have been swept by the Dodgers at AT&T Park in 2010, 2012, and 2014, so when Jake Peavy takes the mound tomorrow, you might say that he is nothing more than an agent of destiny, except, here’s a funny thing, I got one parking ticket in 2010, one in 2012, and one in 2014, so that probably means something, so maybe I should just park on the courthouse lawn and drink on the hood of my car until a police officer...

Giants come from behind in 10th, win on Posey single

Joe Panik drove in the tying run with a single and Buster Posey won it with a single. Gonzalez hit a leadoff homer in the top half against rookie Chris Stratton, whom Bochy had to use after running through all of his middle and late relievers, five of them in the seventh inning alone. With Jansen on the mound seeking his second save in two days, Denard Span hit a one-out double and Panik got him home with a single to left-center to tie the game. Santiago Casilla, hours after telling reporters he considers himself the "horse" of the bullpen and needs to stay strong in the midst of a slump,...

Giants fall to Dodgers on another Casilla failure in ninth

The first homer allowed by Casilla to a right-handed hitter this year cut the Giants' lead over L.A. in the National League West to three games and smeared a Cueto masterpiece. Cueto allowed two first-inning runs, then, after a harmless Trayce Thompson single with one out in that frame, did not allow another hit in an eight-inning gem. Cueto's six-game winning streak remained intact with a no-decision, but the Giants lost for second time this year in one of his starts. Matt Duffy homered against Kershaw and Buster Posey, returning from a three-game absence and a cortisone shot in his right...

Giants notes: Buster Posey returns but another key right-handed hitter lands on disabled list, Matt Cain and Angel Pagan edge closer to returning, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants had to place an important player on the disabled list with a thumb injury Friday afternoon.   Stop your simpering. You can pull back the covers from over your head. It wasn’t Buster Posey.  … Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Buster Posey returns but another key right-handed hitter lands on disabled list, Matt Cain and Angel Pagan edge closer to returning, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants get Posey back to face Kershaw, plus draft, signing and trade news

Giants get Posey back to face Kershaw, plus draft, signing and trade news Buster Posey, who has missed three games and not played for five days with a nerve irritation in his left thumb, will rejoin the Giants lineup as expected when they face the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw on Friday night, I’ve been told. Return here for the actual lineup, when we’ll learn if Posey catches or plays first base for Brandon Belt, who, um, doesn’t hit Kershaw well, In case you need a reminder of Kershaw’s stats at AT&T Park, here they are: 16 games (15 starts) 9-3, 1.23 ERA, 23 walks, 111...
McCovey Chronicles Jun 9, 2016

The Giants shouldn't get injured so much

It's just a bad decision The Giants have had a bad run of injuries this year, with Sergio Romo, Matt Cain, Angel Pagan, and Hunter Pence all on the DL. Now Buster Posey is hurt as well, and while the word is that he'll play tomorrow, we can't know that for sure. All these injuries have led the Giants to play different players, which is bad for the team because if those players were better than the now injured players, they'd have been starting in the first place! Therefore, I think it was a bad idea for all these Giants players to get injured. Just think about it for a moment. Take just...

Giants notes: Madison Bumgarner might have to clean up vs. David Price, Bruce Bochy's split decisions affecting bullpen, Matt Cain faces a 51-year-old hitter, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – What happens when you’re facing David Price, one of baseball’s premier left-handed pitchers, and you don’t have the services of right-handed hitters Hunter Pence and Buster Posey?   Well, Matt Duffy hits the weight room. That’s what.… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Madison Bumgarner might have to clean up vs. David Price, Bruce Bochy's split decisions affecting bullpen, Matt Cain faces a 51-year-old hitter, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Jun 8, 2016

You're still not voting for Buster Posey enough

Buster Posey is losing to Yadier Molina in the 2016 All-Star voting, and we can't have that. Buster Posey still isn't leading the All-Star voting in the National League. This is an abomination, and I'm holding you all responsible. Here is a look at the latest NL balloting updates for the 2016 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard. pic.twitter.com/oA5gjMCJss — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 8, 2016 It's time to give up the dream for everyone else. Belt is great, but Rizzo is having an even better season for a team that's high on win dust. Crawford just might be the best...

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