SAN FRANCISCO -- It wouldn't be a Giants-Dodgers game without a little controversy to spice up an already heated rivalry.
On Saturday afternoon, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly sprinted out of the dugout as soon as Giants catcher Buster Posey reached second on an RBI double and pointed out to the umpires that Posey batted out of order.
The umpires consulted the lineup card turned in by Giants manager Bruce Bochy and confirmed Mattingly's accusation. Posey was listed as the No. 4 hitter, with third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the No. 3 spot. However, he batted ahead of Sandoval in the first inning.
So, instead of an RBI double and a 1-0 Giants lead, the umpires ordered Gregor Blanco back to third base, Posey back to the batter's box and the Giants charged an out -- Sandoval was credited with the out.
Posey flew out to right field on his do-over at-bat, which ended the inning. Sandoval remains the No. 3 hitter, with Posey batting cleanup.
Coincidentally, Bochy complained to umpires in a game almost three years ago when Mattingly visited the mound, walked away, then turned back and entered the mound area.
The umpires sided with Bochy and charged Mattingly, filling in for Joe Torre at the time, with two mound visits. That forced Mattingly to remove closer Jonathan Broxton.
The Giants rallied from a one-run deficit for a 7-5 victory.
"It cost us a chance to win," Mattingly said at the time.