And on the ninth day (of the exhibition season), the San Francisco Giants exhaled.
The season may not start for a few weeks.
The exhibition game stats may soon be forgotten.
But if the Giants are to rebound from last year's disappointment and return to the postseason or if they hope to reclaim the world championship they won in 2010 this will be a weekend that the Giants will remember.
--Catchercleanup hitter Buster Posey returned to the field for the first time in 289 days with a two-inning, one-at-bat effort Friday, and the left leg fractured in last May's home-plate collision with Scott Cousins of the Marlins felt so good that Posey was back in the lineup for four innings Sunday.
--Second baseman Freddy Sanchez made his first appearance in nine months, serving as the DH Friday and Saturday. He showed he had recovered enough from the right labrum tear that sidelined him last June that he expects to get time in the field Wednesday or Thursday.
--Closer Brian Wils...