Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sport | By Desiree Waters

Buster Posey doing well after struck in head by a pitch

The Giants have allowed a combined six runs in their last three games, which is a drastic improvement from a San Fran rotation that gave up a combined 27 runs in the first four games.

Matt Moore restored some of the joy to the Giants' home opener, throwing eight sterling innings and, with a swing of his bat, sparking a comical play that led to three Giants runs. The Giants catcher was able to leave under his own power after a visit from manager Bruce Bochy and the trainer. It's a scary moment.

That's good news for the Giants and their fans. Walker threw a 94-MPH fastball that hit Posey, but manager Bruce Bochy categorized his former MVP backstop as being "fine right now" after Monday's game.

"Mark's a beast. I'll take him every day", Moore said.

Even with Tuesday's news that Posey would head to the seven-day disabled list, a shortened version of the disabled list specialized for concussions, it still seems the Giants have avoided the worst case scenario.

Denard Span had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth off Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller (1-1).

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Hundley walked up to Bochy during the game Monday and joked, "it's about time you hit me cleanup". Panik came home as catcher Jeff Mathis scrambled to the backstop and threw to Walker covering the dish.

The Giants will be without Posey for the rest of the homestand, but there's a chance an American League trip could get him back earlier than otherwise expected. He did not walk a batter but did bean David Peralta in the eighth inning. "I actually thought about that".

The Giants honored longtime Major League Baseball senior executive Katy Feeney, who died April 1 at age 68. "KATY" was spelled on the out-of-town scoreboard while photos and flowers were in the seat she often occupied during the postseason. Gardenhire was to be in Minnesota to undergo surgery for prostate cancer later this month. "We've always gotten calls on him", Evans said.

Bullpen swap: Left-hander Steven Okert went back to Triple-A after three games and no appearances, as Hunter Strickland returned from paternity leave.

The Giants entered Tuesday in last place with a record of 3-5. After a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, his teammates and Bochy were cautiously optimistic about Posey.

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