The SF Giants dropped the final game of the series in a 6-5 loss against the Philadelphia Phillies, but they still took the series, winning two out of three games.
SF Giants: Three Takeaways From the Phillies Series
1. Buster Posey continues to drive the ball
For SF Giants fans, I do not think there is a more encouraging sign in 2021 than seeing their longtime catcher swing a healthy bat. Posey’s bat has been strong all season, but he found another gear against the Phillies.
In Tuesday night’s game, the right-handed bat blasted two home runs against Phillies right-handed hurler Zack Wheeler. Posey has not had a multi-homer game since 2016, but it was the way in which Posey drove the ball that stands out.
Wheeler’s fastball sits comfortably in the mid-90’s, and Posey unloaded on a 98 MPH inside fastball:
Hitting a pitch like Wheeler’s offering for a home run is a rare occurrence, but it looked like a vintage Posey swing. San Francisco had an impressive 10-7 victory against the Phillies and Posey’s bat led the charge.
In the series, the 34-year-old collected four hits, including three for extra bases, in eight at-bats. The season is young, but Posey is making a convincing case for an All-Star nod when the voting starts up next month.