Fantasy Playoff Baseball: Buster Posey gets four hits, Giants beat Phillies

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz


Juan Uribe came into Game four of the NLCS playing poorly throughout the postseason but hit a sacrifice fly to help San Francisco Giants defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 to move to within one game of the World Series.

The Phillies tied the game up in the top of the eighth, 5-5, off a Jayson Werth double that scored Ryan Howard. They then brought in starter Roy Oswalt to pitch the ninth inning.

Oswalt beat San Francisco as a starter in Game 2.

With one out, Aubrey Huff hit a first pitch single to take first base. Buster Posey, having the game of his life, hit a single to right, sending Huff to third. That brought up Uribe who hit a fly ball to left field. It was just enough to score Huff from third and the game was over.

"It seems like all the baseball talk is all East Coast," said Aubrey Huff, who slid home with the final run. "Everybody watching tonight saw exactly how we've played all year."

The Giants continued to find ways to win. Late season pickup Cody Ross doubled in the sixth inning to put men on second and third, allowing Pablo Sandoval to score both men to give the Giants a lead earlier in the game.

Buster Posey was also amazing on the evening. Posey went 4-5 with two doubles and two RBIs in the game. Even Andres Torres, the worst fantasy baseball player on any team this postseason, got in on the act with a single, a run and a walk in the game.

Philadelphia’s best hitter was Placido Polanco, who went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Game five will pit the team’s aces against each other once again as Roy Halladay faces Tim Lincecum.

"Two of the best arms in the game," Posey said. "We're in a good position. But at the same time, we know anything can happen in baseball."



Fantasy Baseball Stats (total postseason numbers in parentheses)

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

1. Cody Ross: 1 2B, 1R = 4 (41)
2. Pat Burrell: 1R, 2BB = 4 (21)
3. Buster Posey: 2 1B, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1K = 9 (19)
4. Aubrey Huff: 3 1B, 2R, 1 RBI, 1K = 8 (16)
5. Freddy Sanchez: 1 1B, 1R, = 3 (9)
6. Pablo Sandovaol: 1 2B, 2 RBI = 6 (6)
7. Mike Fontenot: DNP = 0 (5)
8. Edgar Renteria: 1BB, 1K = 0 (5)
9. Juan Uribe: 1 RBI = 2 (3)
10. Travis Ishikawa: 1K = -1 (2)
11. Aaron Rowland: 1K = -1 (1)
12. Nate Schierholtz: 1K = -1 (0)
13. Andre Torres: 1 1B, 1R, 1BB, 1 CS = 3 (-2)

Pitchers

1. Brian Wilson: 1 W, 1 IP, 1K = 9.75 (44.325)
2. Tim Lincecum: DNP = 0 (41)
3. Matt Cain: DNP = 0 (27.4)
4. Madison Bumgarner: 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 6K, 1BB, -1 (OFF) = 4.65 (18.65)
5. Jonathan Sanchez: DNP = 0 (12.825)
6. Javier Lopez: 1 IP, 1 ER, 1BB = -0.75 (4.75)
7. Santiago Casilla: 1.1 IP, 1 ER, 2K, 1BB = 1.325 (4.225)
8. Sergio Romo: 1 IP, 2K, 1 BS = 0.75 (3.9)
9. Ramon Ramirez: DNP = 0 (-0.5)



PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

1. Chase Utley: 1 1B, 1R = 3 (27)
2. Shane Victorino: 1 1B, 1R, 1 RBI, 1BB, 2K = 4 (20)
3. Jayson Werth: 1 2B, 1 RBI = 4 (19)
4. Carlos Ruiz: 1 1B, 3K = -2 (16)
5. Placido Polanco: 1 1B, 1 2B, 1R, 2 RBI = 9 (12)
6. Raul Ibenez: DNP = 0 (4)
7. Ryan Howard: 1 2B, 1R, 2BB, 1K = 5 (4)
8. Wilson Valdez: DNP = 0 (3)
9. Domonic Brown: 0 = 0 (2)
10. Jimmy Rollins: 1 1B, 2K, 1 CS = -2 (1)
11. Mike Sweeney: DNP = 0 (1)
12. Ben Francisco: 1 1B, 1R, 2K = 1 (1)
13. Ross Gload: 0 = 0 (0)

Pitchers

1. Roy Halladay: DNP = 0 (33.5)
2. Cole Hamels: DNP = 0 (30.75)
3. Jose Contreras: 0.1 IP, 1K = 1.075 (13.325)
4. Brad Lidge: DNP = 0 (8.5)
5. Ryan Madson: 1.2 IP, 2K, 1BB = 2.4 (4.15)
6. Roy Oswalt: 1 L, 0.2 IP, 1 ER = -2.85 (2.15)
7. Joe Blanton: 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 3K, 1BB, -1 (OFF) = 1.65 (1.65)
8. J.C. Romero: DNP = 0 (0.15)
9. Antonio Bastardo: 0.1 IP, = 0.075 (0.075)
10. Chad Durbin: 1 IP, 2 ER, 1K, 2BB, 1 = -3.25 (-3.675)