San Francisco Giants: The 16 Best Moments of 2016
No. 14: Cueto and Posey Starting Battery in All-Star Game
Cueto and Posey have been quite the entertaining battery partnership since they finally collided paths (as teammates, not opponents). Not only are they fantastic when it comes to ability, their friendship and such has grown. They’re both incredibly entertaining and are on the same page, especially with Johnny Cueto’s funky deliveries. Buster Posey was rightfully voted the starting catcher in the MLB All-Star game. No catcher in baseball is as well rounded defensively and at the plate as Posey.
With injuries to baseball’s first half stallion, Clayton Kershaw, it was left up to Terry Collins to select his starter. Jose Fernandez was good, but turned it on after the all-star break. All of the Cubs guys were fantastic options as well. But, Terry Collins selected a guy who beat them in the World Series the year prior. Johnny Cueto got the call to start.
It didn’t turn out that great of the National League in the end, but finally that was the last all-star game that decided something that apparently, Bud Selig felt a 162 game sample size couldn’t decide. Anyways, this moment helped solidify a friendship and battery-pairing as one of the best in the league. Besides, Buster hugs and Cueto shimmies: what’s more fun than that? Maybe this Instagram comment that one of our writers caught: #besties