Queens, NY – During the first few innings of the Giants’ series against the Mets, almost everything went in favor of San Francisco.
The Giants took a 7-0 lead thanks to four home runs and rookie lefty Sammy Long looked to dominate the mound, but in the bottom of the fifth, things took a turn as catcher Buster Posey was removed and backup. Kurt Casali was replaced. .
At the end of the fourth inning Posey had a chance to meet with manager Gabe Kapler and trainer LJ Petra, but remained in the game and ended the innings. It is unclear what Kapler and Petra were seeing as Posey did not point to a specific part of his body and did not appear to be in any pain, but upon his return to the dugout, the Giants found Posey. Decided to take out. .
Posey was 1-for-3 on Tuesday and did a fine job helping Long settle against a Mets club that had lost two of three in San Francisco last week. After the Giants’ bullpen ended over the weekend in a challenging three-game series against the A, Kapler hoped Long would be able to pitch deep in Tuesday’s matchup.
If Posey is unable to play on Wednesday or Thursday but doesn’t require a stint on the injury list, the Giants could activate Chadwick Tromp, who is holding onto Triple-A. Joy Bart, the team’s top catching prospect, is currently on the injured list at Triple-A Sacramento.
The Giants began Tuesday’s game with 25 active players on their 26-man roster after Gossman got a booster shot after Kevin Gossman was placed on the COVID-19 IL.
Gaussman’s next scheduled start is against one of his former clubs, the Braves, in Atlanta on Friday.