Buster Posey said the shot he took to the mask in the ninth inning Tuesday night was one of the worst of his career, but he seemed fine in the clubhouse Wednesday and manager Bruce Bochy said Posey was not being checked for a concussion.

Posey is off, however, and the Joey Votto foul tip has something to do with it. Bochy wanted to give him a whole game off, and not even play him at first base, to avoid further risk.

Brandon Crawford is off, too. It’s tough to sit a guy who is the hottest in the majors for May (.455 batting average, 1.103 OPS), coming off a four-hit game, but the shortstop has not had a day off since the final game of April and has been dealing with back stiffness. …continue reading here…