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Peers select Posey as NL's Comeback Player of the Year

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Peers select Posey as NL's Comeback Player of the Year

Giants catcher Buster Posey has been named the National Leagues Comeback Playerof the Year by the Sporting News, which polled 203 major league players.After missing the majority of the 2011 season following a violent home-platecollision with the Marlins Scott Cousins on May 25, Posey bounced back to playin 148 games for the 2012 National League champion Giants. Posey finished witha .336 average, good enough to win the NL batting title, along with acareer-high 24 home runs and 103 RBI.Posey earned 31 votes, just two ahead of the Nationals AdamLaRoche. The American League award went to Adam Dunn with 19 votes, one aheadof the Angels Kendrys Morales.Posey was also awarded Comeback Player of the Year by a panel of MLB.comwriters and appears to be the favorite for NL Most Valuable Player honors aswell.

Barry Bonds back in left field at AT&T Park

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Barry Bonds back in left field at AT&T Park

Barry Bonds was back in left field Friday at AT&T Park. Calm down, he was in blue jeans not a Giants jersey. 

Before the Giants take on the Phillies, Bonds casual caught fly balls back at the spot he used to roam for San Francisco. On Twitter he wrote, "I think I still got it. What do you guys think?"

Known for his legendary power as baseball's all-time home runs leader, Bonds is also one of the best defensive outfielders the game has ever seen. Bonds won eight Gold Glove awards in his career, five of them coming with the Giants.

Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente are the all-time leaders of Gold Glove awards among outfielders with 12 each. 

The Giants have used 13 players in left field this season. Perhaps they could use one more in Bonds.

Giants lineup: After beating Phillies to start series, no changes for Game 2

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Giants lineup: After beating Phillies to start series, no changes for Game 2

The Giants scored early and hung on to beat the Phillies on Thursday night. One night later, Bruce Bochy is going with the same eight.

Philadelphia Phillies (43-76)

1. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
3. Nick Williams (L) CF
4. Rhys Hoskins (R) LF
5. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
6. Tommy Joseph (R) 1B
7. Jorge Alfaro (R) C
8. Cameron Perkins (R) RF
9. Zach Eflin (R) P

San Francisco Giants (49-74)

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Hunter Pence (R) RF
3. Jarrett Parker (L) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
7. Ryder Jones (L) 1B
8. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 2B
9. Matt Moore (L) P