Posey helped to locker room in Giants' loss

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Posey helped to locker room in Giants' loss

May 25, 2011
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CSNBayArea.com staff

Buster Posey left the Giants' game against the Marlins Wednesday after a nasty collision at home plate.

With the game tied at six in the twelfth inning, Scott Cousins tagged from third on a shallow pop fly to Nate Schierholtz, whose throw short-hopped Posey.

Posey was unable to come up with the ball, and was immediately leveled by the speeding Cousins, whose hit twisted Posey's body over his left leg at an awkward angle.

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Posey writhed in the dirt around homeplate as Bruce Bochy and trainers rushed out to his aid.

It appeared to be his left ankle that was injured, and after the medical staff did some preliminary tests on his leg, they helped Posey off the field and into the locker room.

Posey did not put any weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field.

Eli Whiteside replaced Posey in the game, and the Giants were unable to respond in the bottom of the frame, falling to the Marlins 7-6 in 12.
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Posey extended his hitting streak to 13 games when he knocked a clean single into left field, part of a four-run game-tying ninth inning for the Giants.

Giants lineup: Gillaspie activated, playing third base against Mets

Giants lineup: Gillaspie activated, playing third base against Mets

Postseason hero Conor Gillaspie is back up with the Giants and on the hot corner Friday night at AT&T Park vs. the Mets.

New York Mets (31-41)

1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) 2B
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF
4. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
5. Michael Conforto (L) CF
6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
7. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
8. Jose Reyes (S) SS
9. Seth Lugo (R) P

San Francisco Giants (27-48)

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B
3. Joe Panik (L) 2B
4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
5. Austin Slater (R) LF
6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
7. Nick Hundley (R) C
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) RF
9. Ty Blach (R) P

Giants DFA Bryan Morris, recall reliever from Triple-A Sacramento

Giants DFA Bryan Morris, recall reliever from Triple-A Sacramento

Bryan Morris allowed five earned runs out of the bullpen while only recording two outs in the Giants' 12-11 loss to the Braves on Thursday. One day later, the Giants designated Morris for assignment. 

In a corresponding move, the Giants recalled lefty reliever Steven Okert from Triple-A Sacramento.

Morris went 2-0 with a 6.43 ERA in 20 games out of the bullpen for the Giants this season. 

Okert has moved up and down from Sacramento and San Francisco this year. With the Giants, he is 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA in 19 appearances.

Down in the minors, Okert owns a 1-0 record with a 2.25 ERA in 11 games while recording four saves.