Giants beat Phillies 5-4 as Brandon Belt delivers key blow with bases loaded double and bullpen hangs on

Jake Peavy got the win against the Phillies, bringing his record to 4-6. SAN FRANCISCO _  Brandon Belt hit a three-run double in a four-run seventh inning Friday night to propel the Giants to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies before a crowd of 42,238. Belt's big blow made a winner out of Jake Peavy (4-6), who gave up two runs in seven innings before giving way to the bullpen...
Via Giants Extra
2 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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Belt homers, Giants finish sweep of Rays to win 8th straight

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Brandon Belt homered and Joe Panik snapped an eighth-inning tie with a RBI single, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 to extend their winning streak to a season-best eight games on Sunday. Jake Peavy (3-6) pitched six solid innings to win for the third time in four starts and complete a three-game sweep. Belt hit his team-leading...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Belt homers to back Peavy; Giants edge Dodgers 2-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer off rookie Julio Urias in the sixth inning to help Jake Peavy earn his 150th career win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Sunday night. Belt struck out in his first two plate appearances against the 19-year-old Urias before homering into the right-center stands on a 1-1 pitch. Joe Panik singled...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants fan dives into McCovey Cove in bold pursuit of Belt home run ball

In the bottom of the fourth inning at the Giants-Red Sox game on Wednesday, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt crushed a David Price curveball out of AT&T Park and into McCovey Cove.  The solo blast was cause for celebration as well as one man's reckless pursuit of the streak-snapping home run ball. A Giant had not registered a "Splash Hit" to the cove since Belt did it in September...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

A Giants fan wore a giraffe on his head to salute Brandon Belt

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt's nickname is "Baby Giraffe," because he's tall and lanky at 6-foot-5 and has a healthy neck.He's embraced the whole giraffe thing.On Tuesday, the Giants were playing in Atlanta and one diehard fan sitting near home plate wanted to honor Belt in the best way he knew how, so he did the only logical thing: He wore a stuffed giraffe on...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  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

Belt, Giants Avert Risk with Six-Year Extension

Contract extensions during arbitration seasons aren’t terribly common, especially when a player is just two seasons from free agency. Since Elvis Andrus signed his eight year, $120 million extension in 2013, there have been just three contract extensions handed to players who’ve recorded similar service time. One winter ago, Giancarlo Stanton signed his 13 year, $325 million...
Via Fangraphs
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Belt’s extension shows Giants’ commitment to their own

For a long time, the knock on the San Francisco Giants’ farm system was that it was awful at developing position players. While the organization could churn out quality arm after quality arm, they couldn’t do the same for bats as hard as they tried. All of that changed when Buster Posey arrived in 2010 which, coincidentally, is the time the Giants started winning World Championships...
Via The Outside Corner
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Trade Rumors: Pitching Edition

The San Francisco Giants are sputtering in all aspects of their game right now. Ever since the point where they went 42-21 and had a 9 1/2 game lead in their division things have gone downhill quickly. The Giants offense began to sputter when Brandon Belt and, especially, Angel Pagan got injured. The starting pitching remained inconsistent and finally, a bullpen that was so good...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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