Manager Gabe Kapler said Posey and Crawford are both day to day and will be monitored to determine if they’ll be available to return to action on Wednesday.
“Right now, I think we’re looking at these as manageable injuries going forward,” Kapler said. “I think this is a read-and-react situation. As of right now, there’s no long-term concerns for either guy, but we’re going to have to monitor this.”
Posey, who went 1-for-3 against Mets right-hander Tylor Megill, received a visit from Kapler and trainer L.J. Petra in the fourth, but he stayed in to finish the inning. The Giants made a change behind the plate in the fifth, though, with backup Curt Casali entering the game to catch left-hander Sammy Long.
Posey, 34, previously landed on the injured list this year with a left thumb contusion, which forced him to miss the All-Star Game. The knee issue isn’t believed to be serious, but if Posey misses time, the Giants could opt to call up Chadwick Tromp from Triple-A Sacramento. Top prospect Joey Bart is also on the 40-man roster, but he’s been on the IL with a quad injury since Aug. 7.
Kapler said Crawford, who delivered an RBI single off reliever Trevor Williams to cap a four-run rally in the fourth, felt some back tightness prior to the game and continued to feel discomfort while running and throwing. Donovan Solano came in to pinch-hit for Crawford to start the seventh and stayed in the game at shortstop for the final three innings. Solano currently serves as a backup shortstop, but the Giants also have Mauricio Dubón and Thairo Estrada as options down at Triple-A.
The Giants will likely err on the side of caution with Posey and Crawford, as they’re set to play 16 consecutive games without an off-day, their longest such stretch of the regular season.
“My expectation is that Craw is going to play a lot on this road trip,” Kapler said. “My expectation is also that Buster is going to be OK, but we’ll see how they come in tomorrow.”