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Posey injured in extra innings

Posted on: May 26, 2011 2:19 am
Edited on: May 26, 2011 2:23 am
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By Matt Snyder

Star Giants catcher and 2010 NL Rookie of the Year Buster Posey left the Giants-Marlins game in the 12th inning with what appeared to be an injury to his lower left leg.

Scott Cousins of the Marlins scored the go-ahead run on an Emilio Bonifacio sacrifice fly and bowled over an exposed Posey at home plate. The ball bounced away, ensuring Cousins was safe at home, while Posey's left ankle buckled under him. By major-league standards, this was a clean baseball play -- just an unfortunate outcome for Posey and the Giants.

Posey had to be helped off the field and did not put any weight on his left leg. I'm no fan of speculation, but this did not look pretty.

He entered Wednesday hitting .287 with four home runs, 21 RBI and a .767 OPS. Posey won the Rookie of the Year award last season following a season where he hit .305 with 18 homers, 67 RBI and an .862 OPS in just 108 games.

The Marlins won the game, 7-6, in 12 innings.

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Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 7:58 am
 

Posey injured in extra innings

Remarkable, may well exactly I used to be simulating to! This quite frankly pocketed others a whole lot of gift buying around the world



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2011 3:18 am
 

Posey injured in extra innings

   Ol' Crueboy1 has got some serious problems.- the least of which is too much time on his hands.



Since: Apr 22, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Posey injured in extra innings

go hang out with Mat Latos and shut up.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Posey injured in extra innings

where he hit him is still considered in the basepath.



Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Posey injured in extra innings

"Cousins did not try to "take out" Posey, he tried to score the game winning run and Posey tried to stop him -- if Posey did not want to get run into then don't block the plate without the ball, catch the ball in front of the plate and reach over for the tag."

You have your facts wrong. Posey is to the infield side of the plate, about a foot away, and swivels on his knees to tag.  Cousins clearly throws his body off the baseline at Posey.  In his post game interview he states that he decided to hit Posey to cause him to drop the ball.   Look at the overhead view of the play:






Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Posey injured in extra innings

good post freelancer.


Posey is a very good catcher and had he been able to catch the ball on the short hop he would have deffinately placed the tag if the runner had tried to slide.
Its unfortunate that an injury happened but you cant blame the runner for this.
If Posey was in his spot he would have tried the same thing. 



Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Posey injured in extra innings

ive just read some really stupid posts in the last few minutes...  some of you "baseball fans" are either retarded, or dont understand the game. 

Cousins did NOT need to slam into him at full speed. In fact it was even an incredibly STUPID play by cousins even if Posey did have the ball, because all Cousins needed to do was slide and then slide his hand over the plate.

Actually it was VERY smart.  It was going to be a close play if he slid, so the better alternative is to PUMMEL the catcher in hopes the ball jars loose.  It is allowed. It is perfectly legal, and clean.

And someother poster said Bruce Bochy is a dumbass for having him out there in the 9th.  REALLY?  For having your star player IN THE GAME playing during the MOST CRUCIAL POINT OF THE GAME!   You sir are a dumbass.

And of course crue, everyone else made my point for you.  Your team got beat. Your star players is out for the year.  WAAAAA!  and youre off talking about what parents name their kids???  take your meds






Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Posey injured in extra innings

By all means come boo the padres, you can join the rest of us fans who do it at most games.
I can admit that the padres are pathetic.
But telling people to go drink and drive? Common man act your age.
Being upset your best player is hurt is one thing but acting like a baby is another.
12 was just a guess based on your grammer/spelling/attitude. Still not convinced im very far off... 



Since: May 20, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Posey injured in extra innings

>Dodgerh8ter, Gaby is short for Gabriel, which is a biblical name, and not all that uncommon.  Would rather have my name by Gaby, then Buster.  Buster is a dog's name, not a name for a grown man.

His name is GERALD you dumb least coast POS. What is Hanley short for you filthy excrement excuse for a human being?
Don't poke a sick animal. I've just about had it with your stupid phiily dbags.



Since: May 20, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Posey injured in extra innings

His name is Gerald dummie. <br />



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