Monday, July 01, 2013

Brandon Belt is the real deal

Amidst one of the worst stretches of ball within recent memory, Brandon Belt has stepped it up per Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area --

Belt found the right field seats against Bronson Arroyo for the only run in the Giants’ 8-1, six-inning, small-mammal-precipitation-shortened loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Natatorium and Salmon Fishery Monday night.
The game was official and the stats count, which is important because Belt’s home run was his ninth of the season – already matching his career high. And the Giants have played 82 games with 80 to go.
“It tells me I’m getting better,” said Belt, who has been a different hitter since mid-May. “That’s the main thing. I was better last year than the year before and I’m better this year than last year. Obviously, there’s a lot more I want to do. So I’ll try to stay concentrated on that.” ....

Belt is batting .366 over his last 13 games and he’s a .417 hitter on this road trip. No doubt, the Giants will need to explore the idea of playing him in left field more often. On nights when he doesn’t need a snorkel, maybe.


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