07/19/12 12:25 PM ET
Whiteside's familiarity with Giants pays off
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
"It's so much easier, the fact that he knows them," Bochy said.Bochy still opted to start Posey behind the plate on Thursday, despite the dizzying transition that comes with playing a day game after a night game. Bochy noted that Posey was not physically spent after playing first base in Tuesday's series opener and catching on Wednesday.
"The weather has been pretty nice here, so that made it easier," said Bochy, who jokingly added, "[Wednesday's] game went fast when he was in there."
Flurry of rarities in Giants' 11-inning victory
ATLANTA -- The Giants' 9-4, 11-inning victory on Wednesday over the Atlanta Braves prompted a flurry of trivia.The three-run homers by Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco in the 11th marked the third time in the last 40 years that teammates each homered with at least two men on base in the same extra inning, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Other duos to accomplish this were Oakland's Terry Steinbach and Ruben Sierra in 1993 and Seattle's John Olerud and Ben Davis in 2002. Elias also discovered that until Wednesday, the last time the Giants had scored as many as six runs in an extra inning was Aug. 7, 2001, at Cincinnati. That uprising featured home runs by Barry Bonds, Andres Galarraga and Marvin Benard. Crawford's homer, his second of the season, was his first in 249 at-bats.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.