Marlins and Giants are up a combined half run since early this afternoon
The Marlins and Giants are the only significant run line mover on tonight's slate over the course of the afternoon. They are up over a quarter of a run, from 4.62 implied runs earlier this afternoon to 4.9 runs currently. Their opponent, San Francisco, is up nearly as much, going from 3.88 runs to 4.1 runs too. The pitching matchup for this game is Adam Conley (16.4 K%, 5.13 SIERA) vs Ty Blach (11.8 K%, 5.08 SIERA). It's no doubt these pitchers can be scored upon, but the prowess of the two offenses are in question. While there are four players across both lineups with both a wRC+ above 140 and ISO above .250 against LHP this season, three of them (J.T. Realmuto, Buster Posey, and Nick Hundley) are all Catcher eligible. The exception, of course, is Giancarlo Stanton, who has homered in nine of his last 10 games and is the only one of the four with a wRC+ above 100 or hard hit rate above 30% over the last week. Players can see run lines and track movement for all teams on the Vegas Odds page.
Posey, Pence, Span out for early game
Hunter Pence and Denard Span will also rest up to face Nats ace Max Scherzer in the nightcap. Nick Hundley is starting at catcher and batting fifth Sunday afternoon versus A.J. Cole.
Buster Posey snaps home run drought in win
The home run was Posey's first in 23 games dating back to July 14 in San Diego, the first game back from the All-Star break. Even more unbelievable, it was his first homer in front of the home folks since May 15, a span of 37 games. His RBI numbers are down this season, but his average is on pace to be his best since he hit .336 back in 2012.
Buster Posey walks three times in victory
Posey had himself a nice little day despite the fact that he only received one official at-bat. With his two base thefts on Sunday, the All-Star catcher doubled his season total. In addition, he is slashing .324/.414/.481 with 11 homers and 48 RBI over the course of an even 100 games played.
Posey out of Giants' lineup on Saturday
It appears to be a routine breather for Posey. Nick Hundley will start at catcher and bat eighth.
Buster Posey continues to roll right along
Posey struggled in the early part of July, but he has turned things around over the past week and a half. The All-Star is 14-for-29 (.483) with two doubles and six RBI to raise his average from .319 back to .333 just since July 23, posting five multi-hit games over his past eight contests.
Buster Posey collects two hits in defeat
Posey has now turned in multi-hit showings in three of his last four games -- and he walked three times in the lone outlier. For the campaign as a whole, the All-Star backstop is slashing .330/.414/.498 with 11 homers and 44 RBI over the course of 91 games played.
Three more hits for Buster Posey
Posey hit .330 or better in each of his first three months, but he has struggled with a .269 (18-for-67) mark in July. However, he is making up for lost time over the past few games, going 6-for-13 with a double and four RBI.
Buster Posey drives in pair of runs in loss
The Giants were drummed 10-3, but as usual Posey was his steady self at the plate. After a slow period at the plate by his standards, Posey has collected six RBI over the past seven outings. He'll look to keep it rolling in Tuesday's game against Jameson Taillon and the Bucs.
Buster Posey hits RBI single in loss to SDP
Posey notched an RBI single against Dinelson Lamet in the first inning for his lone knock of the afternoon. The backstop is putting in another on-the-money season this year, slashing .319/.403/.492 with 11 homers and 40 RBI in 87 games played.