Giants' Posey struck in head by pitch, leaves game

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey right scores on a single by Brandon Crawford next to San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego Saturday

Moore helped salvage the day by holding the Diamondbacks to three hits in eight innings and, in the game's oddest moment, cleared the bases while batting in the fourth with a swinging bunt that traveled about 40 feet.

The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in Major League Baseball action at AT&T Park.

"We just thought this was the smart move, especially being a catcher", Posey said.

A 94 miles per hour pitch from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Taijuan Walker hit Posey in the crown of his helmet in the first inning of the Giants' 4-1 win.

Catcher Tim Federowicz had his contract purchased from Triple-A Sacramento to take Posey's spot, while right-hander Clayton Blackburn was designated for assignment. The Giants will take no chances and he is likely to sit out Tuesday's game.

"He did cardio and some lifting today and he's doing good", Bochy said. Athletic trainer Dave Groeschner sprinted toward the plate and manager Bruce Bochy was right behind.

In the mean time, Nick Hundley will assume Posey's position behind the plate and Aaron Hill is available to serve as the team's emergency catcher.

"It's a scary moment, risky moment", Bochy said. The ball appeared to hit the side of his helmet. It's a scary moment. That's part of what you come to expect (after a hit to the head).

Walker was booed at the conclusion of the inning and every time out thereafter. Home run king Barry Bonds was among those in attendance. He anxious about his catcher.

"Talking to him after, he said, 'I feel fine, ' " Moore said. "It's definitely nice to know that he's doing well so far". Jarrett Parker added a two-run triple for San Francisco. It was Crawford's second Gold Glove and the first for Posey and Panik. Two errors were charged. In his second start of the season Miller went five innings and surrendered three runs.

The 6-2 loss dropped Arizona to 7-3 this season but no matter, as they are still in first place in the National League West.

Now that their skid is over, they wait to find out when they'll get their All-Star catcher back. In 2016 with the Rockies, Hundley hit.260 with 10 home runs. He did not walk a batter but did bean David Peralta in the eighth inning. I got out there as quick as I could.

Unfortunately for Giants fans, the pitchers own the third-highest ERA in baseball at 5.52 and they have blown leads left and right.

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