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January 19 2018, 05:31 | Van Peters
But, he said, Posey would be re-evaluated Tuesday and he said, "He's doing good". "He's fine right now".
Catcher Tim Federowicz had his contract purchased from Triple-A Sacramento to take Posey's spot, while right-hander Clayton Blackburn was designated for assignment.
Fortunately, Posey would get up and leave the field unassisted, as his Giants side went on to claim the match 4-1. Starting first baseman Brandon Belt and Gold Glove second baseman Joe Panik have been among them.
Moore, working with backup catcher Nick Hundley, needed just 93 pitches to complete eight innings. He was coming off a 4-0 win at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, when he pitched eight innings of five-hit ball and struck out five. Although its largely a different roster than the ones that won the World Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014, the experience of the players is what makes the Giants a winning organization. The Giants catcher was able to leave under his own power after a visit from manager Bruce Bochy and the trainer. "So if we can just keep things rolling and keep things clicking it should be good". You have to play your best ball against them.
"Everybody realizes that that pitch got away from Taijuan, and I'm hoping that Buster's OK", Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. He even contributed to a weird, game-turning three-run rally in the fourth. Panik came home as catcher Jeff Mathis scrambled to the backstop and threw to Walker covering the dish. It gave Moore all the support he needed, though the Giants tacked on another run in the seventh on Crawford's sacrifice fly deep into Triples Alley.
In essence, Moore hit a three-run 40-footer. Last week in Arizona, these three were a problem for the Giants, with Goldschmidt and Pollock each hitting home runs off Giants pitching. Mark Melancon got his second save.
The 6-2 loss dropped Arizona to 7-3 this season but no matter, as they are still in first place in the National League West.
The first week was a surprise for many, but the facts speak for themselves; Arizona holds a four-game lead on Bruce Bochy's club and will look to increase that cushion starting Monday afternoon.