Posey takes first at bat since injury, flies out

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Posey takes first at bat since injury, flies out

Buster Posey participated in his first baseball game since the horrific ankle injury last spring Friday, and played two innings against the Reds with no setbacks.

Posey was in the squat receiving pitches from Matt Cain. It didn't take long for him to settle in and wear a foul tip off the old-school style catcher's mask he is now wearing.

Posey, batting cleanup, did not get to the plate in the first inning, but his leadoff at bat in the second inning came against Reds fireballer Aroldis Chapman.

He received a full-on standing ovation after being announced on the PA at Scottsdale Stadium.

Posey didn't wait around, taking a big cut at the first offering -- and missing. Chapman followed with a strike on the outside corner, followed by ball one inside and ball two high and away.

With the count two balls, two strikes, Posey swung at a pitch high and outside and drove it out to shallow right field for an out. He showed good hustle getting down the line.

After the inning, Chris Stewart took the field in full catcher's gear to catch Cain's third inning, and Buster Posey's first foray into Major League Baseball since his May 25 injury was complete.

Bullpen implodes after Cain goes five solid, Giants crushed by Padres

Bullpen implodes after Cain goes five solid, Giants crushed by Padres

BOX SCORE

SAN FRANCISCO -- Wil Myers hit a three-run homer to cap San Diego's eight-run sixth inning and the Padres rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 12-4 on Saturday night.

Myers also singled off Chris Stratton (1-0) to start the big inning and had three hits for the game. San Diego scored 11 runs against the Giants' bullpen following five effective innings from starter Matt Cain.

Allen Cordoba added a three-run homer off Neil Ramirez in the seventh.

The Padres combined for six hits and two walks off Stratton and Ramirez in the sixth. It took the duo 46 pitches to end the inning.

Jhoulys Chacin (3-3) struck out six and gave up three runs, five hits and two walks in five innings.

Giants lineup: Nunez in right field against Padres

Giants lineup: Nunez in right field against Padres

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With the Giants shuffling players around, Eduardo Nunez finds himself manning right field Saturday evening against the Padres.

San Diego Padres:
1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Cory Spangenberg (L) LF
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B
5. Ryan Schimpf (L) 3B
6. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
7. Austin Hedges (R) C
8. Erick Aybar (S) SS
9. Jhoulys Chacin (R) P

San Francisco Giants:
1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
2. Brandon Belt (L) LF
3. Buster Posey (R) C
4. Michael Morse (R) 1B
5. Christian Arroyo (R) SS
6. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B
7. Eduardo Nunez (R) RF
8. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
9. Matt Cain (R) P