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Kansas City Takes Game 2

Neil Mehta Staff Writer The Kansas City Royals faced a 0-1 deficit heading to Wednesday’s World Series game. After losing 7-1, many wondering if the Royals had any chance of bouncing back. They did just this. Kansas City beat the Giants 7-2 to tie up the series. The Royals bats broke through and their pitching was superb. The Giants did strike first with a Gregor Blanco home run...
Via TopSportsReport
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is James Shields’ Changeup Overrated?

Before this pitch, you might have heard a lot about James Shields‘ changeup being the best righty change in the business. But early in the game, both Gregor Blanco and Brandon Belt managed to touch the pitch for singles. They aren’t alone this year. In terms of whiff rate, James Shields‘ changeup ranked 55th of […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 World Series Preview & Predictions

If I told anybody, that come October the last two teams standing in the MLB would be the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants, they would probably call me crazy. That’s the great thing about baseball though, you should always expect the unexpected. Although we may not have been treated to the closest of series’ so far, one thing that nobody can deny is the quality...
Via The Sideline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

World Series: How the Giants and Royals match up

A position-by-position look at the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium: --- First Base: Giants: Brandon Belt. After missing 96 games this year because of a broken thumb and concussion, Belt had the big hit that decided the longest postseason game in major league history. His 18th-inning homer sent San...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Winners Win, Losers Make Excuses

Exhibit A: In August 2013 Mets fans held their collective breath when learning of an injury to Matt Harvey. A short time later when it became clear he was finished for not only the remainder of that season but for the following year as well, fans by and large threw in the towel. We immediately wrote off the next year and began looking ahead to 2015. Obviously, with our ace sidelined...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Winners Win, Losers Make Excuses

Exhibit A: In August 2013 Mets fans held their collective breath when learning of an injury to Matt Harvey. A short time later when it became clear he was finished for not only the remainder of that season but for the following year as well, fans by and large threw in the towel. We immediately wrote off the next year and began looking ahead to 2015. Obviously, with our ace sidelined...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Brandon Belt’s homer in 18th lifts Giants to 2-0 NLDS lead

Your browser does not support iframes. The San Francisco Giants needed 18 innings to put away the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Brandon Belt’s home run off Tanner Roark leading off the 18th lifted the Giants to  its 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 for a 2-0 lead in their NL Division Series. “That’s how we do it. On paper, it might not...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Swung On And Belted: Giants Take Game 2 In 18

((HT: MLB.com))The old record for an extra-inning game in the playoffs was 5:51- the Nationals and Giants blew right past that one... they went six hours, 23 minutes in length. For innings played, it matched the 18-inning Game 4 of the 2005 NL Division Series, when Houston beat Atlanta, 7-6.If it hadn't been for Tanner Roark grooving a ball to Brandon Belt, they might still be...
Via Online Sports Guys
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Belt’s blast in 18th puts Giants up in series over Nationals

He could not fathom what was happening when he dropped the bat and watched the ball fly into the second deck in right field. His trot around the bases was like an acid trip. Even an hour later, with his uniform on and the team bus for the airport beckoning, Brandon Belt had no real concept of what he had done. “I’m delirious,” Belt said after he settled a historic postseason...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Brandon Belt the game winning home run

(Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) Let’s see, what does 8 2/3 innings, three hits, five strikeouts and not giving up a single  run with a one run lead get you in Game 2 of the NLDS.  It gives you a closer who couldn’t close the deal.  Oh, I forgot to mention it was Jordan Zimmerman, who threw such a gem and I also fail to include he retired 18 straight batters before...
Via Reading Between The Seams
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Outlast Nationals 2-1 After Brandon Belt’s 18th-Inning Homer

WASHINGTON — Brandon Belt homered off Tanner Roark in the 18th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to their 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series. It tied the mark for most innings in a postseason game and set a time record at 6 hours, 23 minutes, Down to their final out in the ninth, the wild...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt’s homer pushes the Giants to Game 2 win

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 Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Belt's HR in 18th lifts Giants over Nats, lead 2-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Brandon Belt homered off Tanner Roark in the 18th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to their 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series. It tied the mark for most innings in a postseason game and set a time record at 6 hours, 23 minutes, Down to their final out in the ninth, the wild...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Belt blast in 18th gives Giants win over Nationals, 2-0 series lead

  Brandon Belt homered off Tanner Roark in the 18th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to their 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series. It tied the mark for most innings in a postseason game and set a time record at 6 hours, 23 minutes, Down to their final out in the ninth, the wild-card Giants...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants shut out Pirates, advance to NLDS

Just like last season, the Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves playing in the NL Wild Card game. This time, the San Francisco Giants were in their way. On the mound, Pittsburgh sent out Edinson Volquez, while San Francisco went with their ace, Madison Bumgarner. Both starters were dealing through three innings, until the top of the fourth. Volquez got himself into a bases loaded...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig arm update: still gross

Yasiel Puig’s ridiculous right arm is possibly the best aspect of his game. In the 11th inning of Monday’s Giants-Dodgers game, Puig nailed Brandon Belt at the plate with an absolute laser. Yeah, that’s just disgusting. The look on Belt’s face afterwards was priceless. It’s not just that Puig’s throw was strong, it was incredibly accurate. Great positioning by Drew Butera...
Via Bloguin Best
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Gunned Out Brandon Belt With Perfect Throw

Think again the next time you’re planning on running on Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers’ center fielder threw out the Giants’ Brandon Belt during Monday’s game to preserve a 2-2 ball game in the 11th inning. [@cjzero] The post Yasiel Puig Gunned Out Brandon Belt With Perfect Throw appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Angel Pagan, Brandon Belt, Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse

Monday night's 6-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks sank the San Francisco Giants to four games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the race for the NL West, but the Giants still have a 2.5 game lead over the other NL Wild Card contenders. As for injuries to key players that could affect regular and postseason results, there is good news and bad news, as we see below.First baseman...
Via MLB Injury News
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Belt 'sharp as a tack' after concussion exam

Here’s how Brandon Belt knows he’s feeling better: He’s confident he can make it all the way to the end credits of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie. “I had to walk out halfway through or I was going to throw up,” said Belt, who spent nearly two months dealing with post-concussion symptoms. “There was too much going on.” If there’s anything Belt likes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt to take BP

The San Francisco Giants enter an important weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a record of 81-65, two games behind the Dodgers in the National League West. The Giants continue to play without Brandon Belt, but the good news is that he took batting practice today and could return to the lineup soon #452698612 / gettyimages.comI reported yesterday that Belt, who has...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt cleared for baseball activity

The San Francisco Giants improved to 81-65 on the season following a 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. Hunter Pence had two RBI and Buster Posey had three hits to lead the Giants, who are just two games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. There is good news on the injury front, as Brandon Belt has been cleared for baseball activity. #452698612...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' Belt fully cleared to resume baseball activities

Brandon Belt has been fully cleared to resume all baseball activities, Bruce Bochy announced following the Giants' 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday. "Belt's been cleared," Bochy said. "We got good news on Brandon Belt. Great news. So, he'll come back here tomorrow, we can ramp up his baseball activities, and try to get him going. How long it&...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Howard & Other Stuff

With the 2014 MLB regular season winding down, it's time to take a look at The Howard standings.  Atop the leader board are Ian Desmond and Brandon Belt with 3 apiece.  Belt is currently inactive, but Desmond continues to crack homeruns and misplays balls, so a 4th Howard might just happen in the last 20 games.  There's a butt-load of players with 2 Howards on the season...
Via We Should Be GM's
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Brandon Belt, Michael Morse

The Giants are off Monday, but are looking for good news on two players that will help them as they attempt to catch the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. First baseman Brandon Belt (out with a concussion since August 6) could resume baseball activities as soon as Monday afternoon, and OF/1B Michael Morse hopes to return from an injection for his strained oblique, according to Matt...
Via MLB Injury News
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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