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San Francisco Giants: Buster Posey is Heating Up Again

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 13: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at AT&T Park on July 13, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 13: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at AT&T Park on July 13, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco Giants have been playing things safe with Buster Posey all season.

He has had back and hip problems much of the year, which has led to more days off than normal and fans questioning if Posey’s best days are behind him.

After a 13th inning walk off single in the previous game to win the series over the Chicago Cubs, Posey had the big hit again in the opener against the Oakland Athletics last night.

With the game tied at one, Posey came to the plate in the sixth inning with two on and two outs and laced a single past the outstretched arm of third baseman Matt Chapman and scored Steven Duggar to take a 2-1 lead.

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The Giants ultimately won 7-1, but that hit was just another reminder that the Giants are at their best when Posey is hitting the ball all around the field.

In a five run seventh inning that broke the game open, Buster roped a double off of former teammate Santiago Casilla to add to the lead.

The Giants have had contributions from so many unlikely sources this season, from Gorkys Hernandez, Alen Hanson, Andrew Suarez, Dereck Rodriguez and Reyes Moronta.

Moronta, for example, may have had the biggest moment in the game last night, entering in the seventh with the bases loaded and no outs, and not allowing any of the inherited runners to score. It was the most impressive hold of the season.

However, as monumental as that moment was, it will still always be the best players on a team that set the pace for how a season goes.

Buster Posey driving in the go ahead run and Madison Bumgarner pitching another strong game should give every Giants fan confidence heading into the All-Star break and the second half of the season that 2018 could be a special year.

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