Belt hopes to return quickly from neck stiffness

Brandon Belt was scratched from the Giants' starting lineup Saturday because of neck stiffness. The first baseman pinch-hit during the club's 3-1 loss to the Braves, but said he isn't sure what his status is moving forward.
3 days ago

Giants’ Belt scratched from Saturday’s game with stiff neck

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was a late scratch from Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Braves due to a stiff neck. The first baseman played Friday night and went 2-for-4 with two RBI, so it’s unclear exactly when he began feeling less than 100 percent. Belt made his first All-Star team this summer, […] The post Giants’ Belt scratched from Saturday’s...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 days ago

Don't count out the San Francisco Giants

The even-year magic may finally be kicking in for the San Francisco Giants. After back-to-back wins against the Dodgers and the Braves, the Giants sit one game back from first place in the National League West. Considering the Giants have only won 13 of the last 40 games, two wins is a lot to get excited about. And it could be just the beginning. The most encouraging sign from...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants inching closer to a record they really don’t want

Entering the All-Star break, the San Francisco Giants had the best record in baseball at 57-33. Since the All-Star break, they rest comfortably in the Major League Baseball cellar with a record of 12-25. Despite Matt Moore’s near no-hitter in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night, the Giants’ current slump has them inching towards an all-time record. And...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Belt's struggles coincide with Giants' slide

Brandon Belt isn't solely at fault for the Giants' second-half record, which was a Major League-worst 11-24 entering Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers. But just as Belt's ascent to All-Star status highlighted the first half, his ongoing slump is entwined with the club's woes.
7 days ago

Why is Brandon Belt striking out so much now?

His strikeout rate had dramatically improved in the first half, but now it has even more dramatically unimproved Brandon Belt deservingly made the All-Star team for the first time this year, and after playing in the game, immediately went into a massive slump. In the 8-game road trip after the break, he went 2 for 33 with 4 walks. He’s recovered somewhat since then, but he built...
Via McCovey Chronicles
8 days ago

Brandon Belt rips himself on Twitter after striking out to catcher (vid)

The Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves on the receiving end of a savage blowout, losing to the San Francisco Giants by a score of 15-4. But the savagery that occurred afterward in the social media musings of Giants first baseman Brandon Belt at his own expense may have been much more severe. The Pirates were left throwing out backup catcher Erik Katz to pitch the ninth inning...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt’s Annual, Awesome Adjustment

We’re here every year, it feels like. May rolls around, we notice that Brandon Belt has been doing new things in the early part of the season, and then we forget about it until the next season rolls around when we start all over again. Maybe it’s because he’s been the victim of a few impact injuries that have caused him to miss time in the second half of the past two seasons...
Via Fangraphs
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Pros and cons: should the Giants give Brandon Belt an extension?

Brandon Belt has been a lightning rod for Giants fans ever since he first arrived in the big leagues a few years ago. After destroying every level of the minor leagues in one season, fans were expecting him to be the second coming of Will Clark from the start. But he struggled to adjust to the majors, and it took him a few years to find his footing before becoming a key contributor...
Via The Outside Corner
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Belt's HR in the 18th inning puts Giants up 2-0

18 innings. Six hours and 23 minutes. 485 pitches. And yet, this one home run by Brandon Belt in the 18th inning will stand apart, enabling the Giants to beat the Nationals 2-1. Game 3 will be on Monday AT&T Park. Madison Bumgarner goes for the Giants against Doug Fister of the Nationals. The post Brandon Belt’s homer pushes the Giants to Game 2 win appeared first on The Outside Corner.
Via The Outside Corner
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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