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.
Belt took Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley deep for a three-run home run in the first inning, his second long ball of the season. Belt finished the game 2 for 4 with one run and three RBI, while striking out twice.
Belt has been a pretty all-or-nothing hitter through the first two games of the season, going 5 for 9 with two home runs and four strikeouts. He is looking to build off a breakout season that saw him hit .289/.360/.481 with 17 home runs in 509 at-bats.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|4/17/2014 vs L.A. Dodgers|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||21||8||1||.435||.571||.381|
|vs Miley (Career)||3||1||0||1.000||.333||.333|
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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|
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