The Giants blew opportunities before Brandon Belt struck out looking to end Sunday’s 10-inning loss to the Dodgers, but it still wasn’t easy to take.

Especially because the Giants thought umpire Bruce Dreckman got the call wrong.

“Tough call in the end. It’s a ball,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “That’s the way the game goes sometimes: The call goes against you, the ball doesn’t bounce your way. Certainly, it wasn’t a strike.”

Belt vehemently objected to Dreckman.

“I said it wasn’t close. He said it was close,” Belt said. “Even if it was close, close is not a strike.”

Belt pinch hit with Hunter Pence at second and two outs in a one-run game. …continue reading here…