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Broken Buster

Posted By Chris Tolbert On May 26 2011 @ 3:40 pm In San Francisco Giants | 4 Comments

In what looked like to be a loss for the Giants on Wednesday proved to be more than what they had even expected.  The Giants actually came back from a 4-run deficit in the bottom of the 9th to send the game into extra frames.  With all of the issues the Giants have had scoring runs it was a shock that they could score four runs in a game, nonetheless in one inning.

But that’s not the story that came out of last night’s game, the story is the broken leg of Giants young catcher Buster Posey.  In his second year, he is clearly the Giants best and most consistent hitter on the team.  Yes, the Giants still have been winning games even with the worst offense in the National League.  Posey will be out for the rest of the season in all likelihood with a broken bone in his lower left leg.  It was a gruesome sight to see it live and to see him agonize in pain and I knew it was bad just by his reaction.  However, the play Cousins made was not a dirty play and he should not be frowned upon as a dirty player whatsoever.  He made the right play, although he did have room to slide, but in that situation he had though Posey caught the ball and he needed to dislodge the ball from Posey to score.  Plus, let’s be honest, it was a go ahead run in the 12th inning and its not like it was the 2nd inning.  I know people will go back to Ray Fosse and his injury, but that was in an All-Star game and the player was a revered player in Pete Rose.  This however will end Posey’s season and may have a dramatic effect on his catching career as he will no longer play catcher in the near future I hope.

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