Buster Posey doing well after struck in head by a pitch
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 22:54
Last year, Joe Panik was hit in the head with a Matt Moore fastball, and he stayed in the game.
The San Francisco Giants placed star catcher Buster Posey on the seven-day disabled list and have called up Tim Federowicz to take his place on the 25-man roster. The first 40,000 fans to arrive at the game will get an Opening Day calendar. Posey will be re-evaluated before a game against Arizona, but San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said the catcher is "doing good" following the scary moment. "He's fine right now". Backup catcher Nick Hundley is expected to get most of the action while Posey is on the disabled list. Panik remained in the game and played for a few more days before concussion symptoms started to show.
The loudest and least forgettable sound of the afternoon was the thwack in the first inning when Taijuan Walker threw a pitch that Posey could not avoid. That 6-1 mark - highlighted by a weekend sweep of the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians - was built on a potent attack that was producing 6.86 runs a game, tops in baseball. "But Joe thought he felt good past year, also".
Posey immediately went down as manager Bruce Bochy and trainer Dave Groeschner raced to the plate. It's a tough club. "You don't really know with these injuries". "It got away from us in a couple of those games". He even contributed to a weird, game-turning three-run rally in the fourth.
Jake Lamb cleared the bases with a third-inning triple off Giants starter Jeff Samardzija, giving Ray all the offensive support he needed.
Cain allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three over 4 1/3 innings, but received no decision Friday against the Padres.
The Diamondbacks added an insurance run off Giants reliever Neil Ramirez in the eighth on an RBI single by Chris Iannetta, scoring Yasmany Tomas, who had doubled. If that weren't enough, just last month, he helped Team USA win their first-ever World Baseball Classic championship.
Last year, in the final game at AT&T Park, Moore did not have Melancon to pitch the ninth. They are now three games back of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West.