Giants opt to rest Buster Posey in the seventh inning

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White flag? Smart move? Both? Probably both.

Trailing the visiting Royals 9-0 in the middle of the seventh inning of Game 6 of the World Series, the Giants have removed star catcher Buster Posey.

Posey has struggled in this 2014 Fall Classic, with zero extra-base hits (and only four singles) in six games. He has grounded into three double plays.

Maybe the extra rest will help Posey in Game 7, or maybe he’s simply out of gas after catching in 111 regular-season games and 16 games this October. He’s batting just .262/.329/.262 for the 2014 postseason.