During the San Francisco Giants' first day of live BP with it's pitchers and position players, two of the team's main cogs had themselves some scary moments right out of the gate, and CSN's Andrew Baggarly was there with the scoop:
Matt Cain took one in the leg from catcher Hector Sanchez's liner right back at the mound, leaving Cain on the ground for a while. He shook it off and got back to work, he should be OK.
Just minutes later, Jeremy Affeldt threw a bit of a wild pitch that caught Pablo Sandoval in the ribs, knocking him to the ground as well. He got up a few moments and got back in the box:
"See? I don't throw hard," Affeldt said, after checking to make sure Sandoval was OK.
Sandoval, Melky Cabrera, Nate Schierholtz and Aubrey Huff all hit live BP from Cain as well, though Sanchez was said to have hit the only ball hard. Affeldt pitched with an L screen to protect himself after Cain.
Buster Posey caught Cain and, got the chance to hit against Affeldt. He saw 15 pitches from Affeldt and battery mate Sergio Romo. Buster found his groove late against Romo with two solid contacts to the outfield.
Alex Pavlovic of the San jose Mercury News had this great tweet about Romo and Posey:
Romo said competitive juices got going when he faced Buster, who hit a slider to RF track. "I had to whip out the good (stuff) already."— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) February 26, 2012
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