DENVER — Buster Posey is rounding into form, looking more and more like the 2012 version of the player who won the NL MVP.
Couldn’t have picked a better time, too, with the postseason on the horizon.
Posey homered, doubled twice and drove in four runs, rallying the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 12-7 on Tuesday night for their seventh win in eight games.
His solo homer in the sixth keyed a three-run burst as the Giants raced back from a 7-1 deficit to remain on the heels of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. He hit a two-run double in a six-run seventh.
Posey’s prodigious night pushed his average above .300 for the first time since May.
“He’s on fire right now and looking really good,” winning pitcher George Kontos said. “Buster is a guy if something is not going right for him for a week or two or however long it is, he’s a guy who’s going to come out of it.
“He’s going to get in his groove and do what we’re all accustomed to seeing him do.”
Kontos (4-0) kept the Giants in striking distance with 12/3 scoreless innings. Manager Bruce Bochy called that one of the turning points of the game.
“As I was getting to the mound, Boch handed me the ball and he goes, ‘Hold us here and we’ll get you a win,’ ” Kontos recounted. “He came inside and said, ‘I told you! I told you!’ It’s crazy how quickly things can turn by putting up a couple of zeroes.”
Especially at Coors Field, where anything can happen and no lead is safe.