After the most incredible play in recent memory, Angel Pagan will miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury. The center fielder was shaken up after hitting a walk-off two-run inside-the-park home run in Saturday’s game against Colorado. I don’t think the “-” button on my laptop will ever be the same.
Pagan is having a solid season, starting 45 of the Giants 50 games and posting a .314 OBP. Gregor Blanco starts in his place for the second straight game, with Andres Torres doing the same in left.
With the game in Oakland, Buster Posey gets the start at DH on a rare Monday afternoon game. This is Posey’s fifth career game starting at designated hitter, meaning Guillermo Quiroz gets the start behind the plate. In Posey’s 14 career at-bats at DH, he has four hits including a double. This small of a sample is insignificant, but led me to look at how effective Posey is at the plate when at different places on the field (or not at all, as DH).
In 1,024 at-bats at catcher: .306/....