It’s been a long, successful trip for Giants catcher Buster Posey in San Francisco, but he’s not slowing down just yet, and neither is his team.
The club won yet again, this time 5-3 against the Marlins at Oracle Park on Friday, and Posey caught his 1,000th game behind home plate, the first in franchise history to do so. With the Giants off to a hot start and not slowing down, Posey, now at 34 years of age, still has a special feeling when he heads to the clubhouse and laces ’em up.
Here’s part of what he said postgame after Friday’s win, courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle.
“There is confidence right now,” said Posey, who became the first player in franchise history to catch 1,000 games. “It’s a good feeling to come to the ballpark. It’s really early, but when we show up, we feel like we have a chance to win, and the offense hasn’t hit its stride yet.”San Francisco Chronicle/Susan Slusser
As Posey alluded to, it’s the pitching staff that’s carrying the squad right now, and that will make any catcher feel good about showing up to work. In Posey’s 1,000 game, starting pitcher Alex Wood went seven full innings and struck out seven, allowing just one hit, an early solo home run from Jazz Chisholm Jr.
It all adds up to a confident group in the Giants dugout. Manager Gabe Kapler, Posey and crew will look to keep it rolling as they play two more games against the Marlins, starting on Saturday, then welcome division rival Colorado to Oracle Park for a three-game set starting on Monday.
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