"It's one of the worst sounds you can hear in baseball, the ball hitting the helmet".
The Giants' Buster Posey lays on the ground after being hit by a pitch in his helmet on Monday.
In the first game at China Basin since that night, Moore held the Diamondbacks to a run on two hits in eight innings.
"(Ray) gave us a quality outing", Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. He sat down, waiting for trainer Dave Groeschner with a dazed look on his face. Nick Hundley projects to soak up most of Posey's minutes and Tim Federowicz has been called up from Triple-A to play backup.
Two, if Posey's injury was going to keep him out for more than 1-2 games, a DL stint is nearly completely necessary. For now, Brandon Crawford will take over the responsibility. "Which is good news". If this were the case a year ago, Trevor Brown would be the guy stepping in.
Tuesday morning, the Giants (3-5) announced that Posey would be placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
We were lucky enough to get a chance to talk to Posey about the ads, and about how he handles, well, just being Buster Posey, really.
Indians play home opener, Posey to get checked again, Red Sox fight flu, Twins try to maintain momentum. Catcher Jeff Mathis retrieved the ball and also made an errant toss well past the plate. I got out there as quick as I could.
Bochy joked it was an instance of the "RTIs - runs thrown in", that helped the Giants often in the 2014 playoffs. Jarrett Parker added a two-run triple for San Francisco. He pitched around four singles and five walks, striking out eight.
Moore plunked David Peralta on the upper right arm to start the eighth, though it wasn't considered retaliation. Moore denied it was in retaliation for Posey.
While San Francisco has welcomed back players who were injured late last season such as third baseman Eduardo Nunez and second baseman Joe Panik, the Giants are still waiting for this group to click. "You've seen some of the stuff people have dealt with late in life, and that comes into consideration". "Could I have sent him back out? That's the luxury of having an elite closer".
"Mark's a beast. I'll take him every day", Moore said. "Checked on him a couple times throughout the game and he said it was staying the same. All of these guys are going to have a rough week", Bochy said.