Giants' Posey struck in head by pitch, leaves game


Arizona relievers J.J. Hoover, Jorge De La Rosa and Fernando Rodney allowed all the Giants' scoring over the final two innings, with Rodney picking up his third save despite allowing two runs in the ninth. While Posey has always been known for his hot bat at the plate, the Giants will likely miss him just as much on the defensive end.

Posey got up on his own after being hit but exited the game.

Crawford was referring to Joe Panik, who experienced delayed concussion symptoms after being hit by a pitch in the head and ended up missing almost a month. But the Giants have gone to this state fair a few times. Starting first baseman Brandon Belt and Gold Glove second baseman Joe Panik have been among them.

Posey will be re-evaluated Tuesday but, "He's doing good, he's doing fine", manager Bruce Bochy said.

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The Diamondbacks, who replaced their manager and general manager after last year's disappointing 69-93 finish, had also displayed their renewed might in taking three out of four from the Giants in Phoenix last week. "But in saying that, stuff's going to happen throughout the year and we've got to be able to overcome that".

The Giants added no insult by losing their home opener.

In his second his second start of the season, Tiajuan Walker allowed three runs on five hits, walking four and struck out two in five innings of work. Walker fielded it and skipped his throw to the plate as Crawford scored. Starter Taijuan Walker snagged the ball, then fired home from his knees, but the throw was wide of catcher Jeff Mathis. The Giants designated the 24-year-old pitcher for assignment.

"Mark's a beast", Moore said. "I think we thought this was the smart move with me being the catcher". In 2016 with the Rockies, Hundley hit.260 with 10 home runs. And Melancon shut the door. "Could I have sent him back out?" "I checked on him a couple times throughout the game and he said it was staying the same".