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Buster Posey knows the day will come when he again has to step toward the third-base line, see a charging runner trying to score and brace for a collision.
That's life as a catcher. Instincts take over and plays are made. Sometimes, such moments occur with devastating consequences, like Posey's season-ending left leg and ankle injury last May 25 when he was run over at the plate by the Marlins' Scott Cousins.
As new-look Miami visits AT&T Park on Tuesday for the club's first trip back to San Francisco since that fateful day, Posey has surprised even himself with such a strong comeback. And anybody who understands the mindset of a catcher realizes just how hard it will be for Posey not to block the plate when the time comes.
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In the seventy-fifth episode, Thomas and Danny talk to Padres correspondent Levon about the series win, Aubrey Huff’s trip to the DL, Angel Pagan’s hitting streak, Brandon Belt’s disappearance, and Buster Posey.
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The Marlins manager looks like a genius. Intentionally walking Panda to face Posey, the bringing in a sinkerballer with force outs all around...
Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt has, for the second time in just eight months, landed on the disabled list because of a freak injury inside his own home.
Last September his season was ended early when he severely sliced his non-throwing hand separating frozen hamburgers.
This time he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee catching his 4-year-old son, who had jumped...
The San Francisco Giants tried something new this year. They kept quite a few young, homegrown hitters on their Opening Day roster. Gone were the well-traveled veterans who arrived through free agency, trades and waiver claims, either to play significant roles or be stopgaps. In either case, none fit the Giants' new model of ballplayer: younger, more athletic, homegrown. ...
San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt might want to spend his time away from the ballpark in a bubble.
In September, Affeldt sliced his non-throwing hand to the bone while separating frozen hamburgers (has happened to the best of us). But now, Affeldt’s home life has injured him again.
The left-hander sprained his right knee Saturday night catching his 4-year...
Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt has landed on the disabled list for a non-baseball injury for the second time in less than eight months.
The left-hander sprained his right knee Saturday night when he reached out to catch his 4-year-old son, Walker, as the 60-pound boy jumped off the couch to hug his arriving father.
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The Giants finished April with a record of 12 and 10, winning 5 of the 7 series that they played. They are currently on pace for about 88 wins, which is about what was expected out of them but given all of this it felt that they played a little bit better than their record currently shows.
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