SF Giants’ Buster Posey makes history with first-inning home run off Dodgers’ Buehler

SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey wasted no time getting the San Francisco Giants on the board and the Oracle Park crowd in a frenzy in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Posey’s two-run, opposite field home run off Dodgers starter Walker Buehler not only set the tone needed for the Giants to kick off the postseason, but held historic significance in Posey’s career and Giants history.

The home run also marked the first time the two-time All-Star Buehler gave up a home run on a 3-0 pitch. Posey is the first Giants batter to hit a postseason home run since MLB started collecting data in 1988, per MLB.

Not only did Posey smack the outside pitch the other way over the Levi’s Landing wall — a difficulty feat for a right-handed hitter at Oracle Park — but it had a chance at being the first Splash Hit home run by a right-handed hitter in Oracle Park history had it not ricocheted off a column near the railing.

The home run was Posey’s first postseason homer since 2012, when he hit a two-run home run off Detroit Tigers’ Max Scherzer in the Giants’ World Series sweep.

Posey is appearing in his 53rd postseason game, a Giants franchise record for appearances. This is his fifth postseason appearance and first since 2016.

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