San Francisco Giants Report: Posey and the All-Star Game

July 11, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

AP File Photo: San Francisco Giants Catcher Buster Posey (28) comes home to score during the Major League Baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA on July 8th. (Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)

By Jeremy Kahn

Even though the San Francisco Giants are in the cellar of the National League West, and out of the playoff picture, one things remains consistent, Buster Posey making the All-Star team.

When the All-Star game begins tonight at 5:00 on Channel 2, you will see Posey’s name announced as the starter for the National League for the third consecutive season.

After missing basically, the entire 2011 season after his devastating ankle injury that was suffered in a home plate collision with Scott Cousins of the Marlins, Posey made his first All-Star team in 2012.

In his first All-Star game appearance, Posey went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored and the National League defeated the American League 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

Posey’s walk came in the top of the first inning loaded the bases for then teammate Pablo Sandoval, who tripled down the right field line to extend the NL lead up to 4-0 on their way to an 8-0 victory.

After starting the 2012 game in Kansas City, Posey made his second team, as he was a replacement for Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat him out for the fan vote.

In his lone plate appearance against the American League, Posey struck out against Greg Holland of the Kansas City Royals in the bottom of the seventh inning.

After not making the All-Star team in 2014, Posey returned the game in 2015 and started for the second time in the last four seasons.

Posey went 0-for-2 in his two at-bats in the 2015 game at Great American Ballpark, as the American League defeated the National League 6-3.

In his first at-bat against Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros, Posey grounded out to Jose Altuve of the Astros at second base in the bottom of the second inning.

Posey came up in the bottom of the fourth inning, and against David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays, Posey lined out to right field.

Once again, Posey started again in the 2016 All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego, as he went 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored, as the American League defeated the National League 4-2.

Posey grounded out to Altuve in the top of the second inning, while facing Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians and then in the top of the fourth inning, Posey walked and then scored when Marcell Ozuna of the Miami Marlins singled.


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