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San Francisco Giants History: Buster Posey makes 2010 season debut; top 5 career moments

May 12, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) hits a walk off home run during the seventeenth inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
May 12, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) hits a walk off home run during the seventeenth inning of the game against the Cincinnati Reds at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Posey’s 2010 Rampage at Miller Park

Posey cemented himself as an offensive threat starting on Jul. 5, 2010. The Giants were 42-40 in need of a spark to get their season going.

Well, their rookie catcher provided that.

In the four-game series, Posey went 9-for-15, with three home runs and nine RBI. One of those more memorable home runs reached a Toyota Tundra on display in deep right center field.

In Game 3 of the series, Posey went 4-for-4 with a home run and six RBI.

The Giants went on to sweep that series.

It was that series that some say propelled them to overtake the San Diego Padres for the National League West title over two months later

3. Posey’s 17-inning home run

2017 was looking like a lost season for the Giants.

On May 12, they were 12-24, just toiling away in the National League West. Looking for any gasp of hope, they got it on that long Friday night that lasted into Saturday morning.

The Giants and Reds were deadlocked in a 2-2 tie heading into the bottom of the 17th inning. Posey, who had caught all those 17 innings, ended the game with a long home run to left field.

Since then, the Giants are 9-7.

The Giants aren’t exactly lighting the world on fire, but it’s been a better May than April so far.

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