Sunday, April 22, 2018

Brandon Belt's day

He hit his 5th homer and he had a 21-pitch at bat, a new MLB record

The Giants won the game 4-2 and took the series from the Angels.

He also homered for the fourth game in a row  

Here is the MLB coverage -- 

The Giants' Brandon Belt has owned the stage Sunday, not only for his historic 21-pitch at-bat, but also hitting a home run in his fourth consecutive game played.
Belt hit 16 foul balls in the first-inning plate appearance against Angels starter Jaime Barria that ended with a fly ball to right field.
He had an eight-pitch at-bat in the third inning when he singled to right field and then crushed a deep home run to right in a nine-pitch at-bat in the fifth.
Belt hit a home run at Arizona on Wednesday and another on Thursday against the Diamondbacks. He did not play in Friday's game at Anaheim, which was his 30th birthday. Belt then hit a home run Saturday against the Angels and added another Sunday, his fifth of the season.
The last Giants player to hit a home run in four consecutive games played was Hunter Pence in 2013.
Belt's marathon first-inning at-bat bested the previous record of a 20-pitch duel between the Astros' Ricky Gutierrez and the Indians' Bartolo Colon on June 26, 1998.


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