Giants bristle at pitch behind Posey's knees

Giants bristle at pitch behind Posey's knees

Giants bristle at pitch behind Posey's knees
CINCINNATI -- San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy wasn't pleased to see Cincinnati reliever Sam LeCure throw behind Giants catcher Buster Posey in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's 9-2 loss by at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati led, 9-0, at the time when LeCure threw a pitch that sailed behind the knees of Posey.

Posey answered by hitting a two-run homer off of LeCure for San Francisco's lone runs of the game.

Home-plate umpire Vic Carapazza warned both dugouts. Giants reliever Dan Otero had hit Reds All-Star first baseman Joey Votto in the seventh inning. Votto would later score as part of Cincinnati's six-run inning.

"We weren't trying to hit [Votto]," said Bochy. "It's not like somebody talked to him or something. [Otero] was scuffling out there. I'm sure he was nervous. That's how people get hurt. It's unfortunate, but we lost our guy [Posey] for a long time last year, and [he's] getting a ball thrown at his knee cap."

Posey didn't think much of the situation, or at least he didn't think much of it out loud.

"I don't know if it was on purpose or not, you'd have to ask him that," said Posey.