Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Giants' Posey struck in head by pitch, leaves game

A Taijuan Walker pitch plunked Posey in the helmet, leading to his removal from the Giants-Diamondbacks game.

Posey was doing well after being struck by a 94 miles per hour fastball in the first inning Monday, a scary moment in San Francisco's 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks during its home opener.

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Posey was hit in the head by a 94 miles per hour fastball from D-backs right-hander Taijuan Walker yesterday, and though Pavlovic notes that he's said to be feeling good, the team wants to proceed with caution in a potential concussion scenario. "He's fine right now".

After a scary moment during Monday's game between the Giants and Diamondbacks, early indications are that Buster Posey is doing well. The game kicks off at 4:30 PM EST in AT&T Park. Starting first baseman Brandon Belt and Gold Glove second baseman Joe Panik have been among them.

Jake Lamb went 3 for 4 with a walk to extend his hitting streak to nine games for Arizona.

In the meantime, Nick Hundley is the starting catcher. I need to see success on the road before I start to trust that you're a good team. If this were the case past year, Trevor Brown would be the guy stepping in. He sat down, waiting for trainer Dave Groeschner with a dazed look on his face. Upton should get his chance soon and if it goes well, then he can bring lots of power and speed, but the batting average will be low. It's a tough club. The Giants are smart enough to know that just because they couldn't diagnose him with a concussion yesterday doesn't mean he doesn't have one, so they're going to watch him real carefully.

The left field position may be a serious problem, as Jarrett Parker has yet to get a hit in the 2017 season, while Chris Marrero only has one hit.

Samardzija (0-2) held the Diamondbacks to three runs despite allowing five hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings. He even contributed to a weird, game-turning three-run rally in the fourth. At left is Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis. The Giants would score the next six runs before the Diamondbacks added a run in the eighth. Moore only needed 93 pitches to get through his eight innings and really the only blemish was a solo home run by Yasmany Tomas. Seconds after it played for the first time, he was sitting in the dirt. Even if this is still less than ideal, it's a much better situation to be in than if this happened previous year.

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