Brandon Belt got around on a 102.7 mph pitch, fouling it off. Then he alertly took a 102.6 mph pitch that was out of the strike zone.
If Belt was able to see those crazy fast pitches, certainly he could handle the next pitch at a mere 100.4, and he did — lining it into center field for a run-scoring single.
“You don’t have much time to see the ball,” the first baseman said.
The at-bat was a rare highlight during a feeble offensive run for the Giants, who fell to St. Louis 3-2 at AT&T Park on Saturday, their fifth loss in six games dropping them into fourth place in the National League West.
The Giants batted .167 and scored 10 runs in those six games. …continue reading here…