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D-backs RHP Taijuan Walker hits Giants’ Buster Posey in head with pitch

Apr 10, 2017, 2:39 PM | Updated: 6:29 pm

The Diamondbacks and Giants’ series got off to a scary start Monday when Arizona pitcher Taijuan Walker lost control of a fastball that struck San Francisco’s Buster Posey in the head.

Posey, who remained sitting up in the batter’s box after being hit, was pulled from the game two outs into the bottom of the first inning. The ball appeared to hit the side of his helmet.

Posey walked off under his own power but was replaced by Nick Hundley.

“He’s doing good, he’s doing fine,” manager Bruce Bochy said after the game, a 4-1 Giants win.

Posey is likely to sit out Tuesday’s game, according to The Associated Press.

Statcast registered Walker’s high, inside pitch as a 94-mph fastball.

“I was a little shooken up after I hit Posey in the head. That’s always scary and I never want to do that,” Walker told FOX Sports Arizona‘s Jody Jackson.

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey, right, goes falling after getting hit by Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Taijuan Walker in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 10, 2017, in San Francisco. At left is Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis. Posey was taken out of the game after being hit. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, checks Buster Posey on the ground at home plate after he was hit by Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Taijuan Walker in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 10, 2017, in San Francisco. Posey was taken out of the game. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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