PITTSBURGH — Giants catcher Buster Posey had by no means endured a house run drought longer than the one he carried into Sunday’s sport towards the Pirates.
Pittsburgh was additionally the lone Nationwide League workforce that Posey had by no means homered towards.
With one clean swing within the prime of the fifth inning Sunday, Posey modified all of that.
The Giants catcher despatched a Chris Archer fastball out to useless middle discipline for a 407-foot, three-run blast that pushed San Francisco forward 3-2. Posey snapped his 237-at-bat homer-less streak that dated again to June 19, 2018.
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In line with Statcast, Posey’s three-run blast was his hardest-hit house run since 2016 and the third-hardest-hit homer since Main League Baseball started monitoring knowledge in the beginning of the 2015 season.
Posey collected a double earlier within the day towards Archer and bumped his season RBI complete from two to 5 with the three-run shot.
The Giants haven’t gained since Tuesday once they defeated the Nationals within the first sport of an eight-game street journey.