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Buster Posey Responds Well, Gets Robbed on Distance

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    You would forgive Buster Posey if he never wanted to leave Milwaukee. That's not because he loves beer and cheese either.

    It's because Posey's an absolute monster at Miller Park, hitting 12 of 24 with six home runs and 15 RBI in just six games there. And Tuesday night just added to his splits too, with Posey crushing one of the longest home runs in Miller Park history.

    That tater traveled an estimated 438 feet. But Posey, per Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, thinks MLB shorted him with that estimation.

    “I would like to think that one would go out at AT&T, too,” Posey said, before being told how far the ball was estimated. “I think it was a little further. What do you guys think?”

    It's kind of hard to blame him if you watch the shot to center, which clanked off the Miller scoreboard (loudly).

    More exciting than the sound of a pinging scoreboard, though, is the sound of Bruce Bochy's optimism towards Posey's ankle. You see, Posey caught 12 freaking innings on Monday, and then came right back out on Tuesday and did major damage against the Brewers without any pain.

    “The ankle is not a factor,” Bochy said, via Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury-News. “I was a little concerned today that it would be a little cranky, and it wasn’t at all.”

    No, no it wasn't. And you know what may have something to do with it? The extra rest that Bochy and the Giants have been making sure to give Posey.

    That rest will come into play on Wednesday too, when Posey sits so Hector Sanchez can catch Barry Zito. Given the way he hits the ball in Miller, yes, it seems safe to say the Giants would be better served having him out there.

    And Bochy acknowledged that Posey would probably try "to talk his way into the lineup" but it isn't going to happen.

    Even though Buster's raking right now, that's a good thing. It's clear that keeping him rested is resulting in much better at-bats, and if that means Posey only gets one more at-bat (perhaps a pinch hit?) and a chance to crank the ball further than 438.

    Watch Buster talk about his homer to the guys on CSN Bay Area.