San Francisco Giants vs

San Francisco Giants vs

Giants catcher Buster Posey was struck in the head following a 0-1 fastball form Diamondbacks starter Taijuan Walker.

Buster Posey exits earlyGiants manager Bruce Bochy, left, checks Buster Posey on the ground after he was hit by a Taijuan Walker pitch in the first inning of Monday's game.

The trigger in all this was Walker's first-inning pitch that struck the right-handed Posey in the temple of the head. The Giants catcher was able to leave under his own power after a visit from manager Bruce Bochy and the trainer.

Walker was booed at the conclusion of the inning and every time out thereafter. Instead of throwing to first for the sure out, Walker rushed his throw to the plate and the ball got away towards the backstop allowing Crawford to score.

The play was scored as a fielder's choice for Moore, and Walker and catcher Jeff Mathis each were charged with a throwing error.

Yasmany Tomas led off the fifth with his first home run of the season for Arizona. "You never know if you'll get (a foul tip), so we'll take a week off and be ready to go".

Crawford later added a sacrifice fly but that one play was all the Giants needed to secure the victory.

With the Giants beginning a two-game interleague series in Kansas City on Tuesday, Bochy could use Posey at designated hitter. Also, the Diamondbacks are a lot like the Tampa Bay Rays. "I've already thought about that, actually". This past Cactus League schedule, Federowicz hit.323/.417/.645 with seven doubles and a home run in 21 games. If that weren't enough, just last month, he helped Team USA win their first-ever World Baseball Classic championship. "It's not a big issue for me".

While San Francisco has welcomed back players who were injured late last season such as third baseman Eduardo Nunez and second baseman Joe Panik, the Giants are still waiting for this group to click. Gardenhire was to be in Minnesota to undergo surgery for prostate cancer later this month. "We'll miss him", Lovullo said.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are off to the best start in franchise history.

"We're really not worrying about previous year or anything", outfielder A.J. Pollock said.