San Francisco Giants beat Rockies Behind Belt’s Heroics
By Luke Corvello
The series didn’t start off great for the San Francisco Giants, but they were able to bounce back and split a series with the Colorado Rockies. Brandon Belt was the hero as he continues his torrid pace towards becoming a first time All-Star.
The San Francisco Giants continue to battle their way in the NL West despite all the injuries as they now find themselves two games out of first place. Powered by the two Brandon’s, the Giants have got themselves right back into the division race.
As of two weeks ago this division looked like the Diamondbacks division to lose, but with star outfielder, AJ Pollack going down with an injury, the Giants have crept their way back into the race. This was a huge division for the team because the Rockies seem to be one of the teams that the Giants will be fighting with all season long.
Going back to Belt, he has been on fire as of late and it will be interesting to see if he can keep up this pace outside of AT&T Park. Belt has always flashed potential since coming to the Giants, but has always dealt with injuries or slumps at the plate.
But, Giants fans are starting to realize how big of a piece Belt is for this team. He has even made a case for becoming a first time All-Star this season as he has outplayed the likes of Paul Goldschmidt and Anthony Rizzo, who are usually notable names when it comes to All-Star voting.
Crawford has been another name throughout this homestead that has been heating up. He got off to a miserable start to begin the season leaving many Giants fans with doubts about whether or not Crawford was ever going to find his bat again.
As Crawford has always been known for his marvelous defense, its certainly his bat that has done the talking as of late. He has been on fire offensively leaving Giants fans with hope that they can make a play in the National League West this season.
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The Giants will embark on a road trip that will see the Astros, Cubs, and the Rockies, if they are able to come out of that road trip with a 500. record that will leave Giants fans with hope. It won’t be easy, but this team has faced challenges all season long and proven the doubters wrong.
With Madison Bumgarner nearing a return as well as Mark Melancon, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see this team go on a magical run. But, for now the focus is the Astros and the excitement of more surprises from this Giants ball club.