Belt had just one hit in the game, a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give his team a lead. He added one walk later in the game and was able to score, finishing the game 1 for 5 with two runs and two strikeouts.
Belt has slowed down a bit from a hot early start, but is still on pace for solid season. He is hitting .299/.337/.563 through 21 games, with seven home runs, 13 RBI and 14 runs scored.
Belt is tied for the league lead with five home runs, and he's played every inning of the season at first base for the Giants. He's just 2 for 13 over his last three games. Belt has hit .292/.306/.625 in 48 at-bats.
Belt opened the game with his fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot to give the Giants a lead they would never relinquish. He ultimately went 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored in the win.
Belt is hitting .343 through eight games, with five of his 12 hits going over the wall. He has driven in nine runs and scored nine more, though he has yet to walk while striking out 10 times.
Belt took Greinke deep in the sixth inning for his fourth home run of the season. He added a single and finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. He is hitting .323 (10 for 31) with four homers and seven RBI in his first seven games.
But the real test will come when he returns home to AT&T Park, where he hit only six of his 17 home runs last season. We already know he can slug it on the road. With the technology available to us in these modern times, we can surmise that only one of his two home runs so far in 2014 would have left AT&T Park, the other thwarted by that dastardly gap in right-center field.
Of course, in his last 200 at-bats, both home and away, Belt has nine home runs, which would put him on pace for more than 25 over a full season. And 25 for a player capable of hitting .300 is a big deal in and of itself. I mean, that's Freddie Freeman territory, provided he's playing every day.
So in a roundabout way, I guess I'm saying I'm encouraged by Belt's strong start, but I don't consider it validation just yet. Then again, I wouldn't be shy about acquiring him if the right offer came along. The floor for him seems pretty high.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|4/23/2014 vs Colorado|
|vs Miley (Career)||3||1||0||1.000||.333||.333|
|Last 7 Games|
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|2010||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||46||175||26||59||11||6||9||40||22||34||2||1||.413||.623||.337|
|2010||AFA-San Jose Giants||77||269||62||103||28||4||10||62||58||50||18||7||.492||.628||.383|
|2011||AFA-San Jose Giants||4||13||3||6||1||0||0||4||5||1||1||0||.611||.538||.462|