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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||500.00||23.00||.258||74.00||75.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego||8||3||0|| .375|| .500|| .375|
|vs Bradley (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||49||13||0|| .368|| .347|| .265|
|12/25/2014||Brandon Belt, 1B SF|
Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE
Roenis Elias, SP SEA
|Masahiro Tanaka, SP NYY|
Steve Pearce, 1B BAL
Carlos Gonzalez, RF COL
|12/24/2014||Brandon Belt, 1B SF|
Michael Pineda, SP NYY
Shelby Miller, SP ATL
Lewis Brinson, CF TEX
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET|
Addison Russell, 2B CHC
Tyler Austin, RF NYY
|12/23/2014||Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Brandon Belt, 1B SF
|Garrett Richards, SP LAA|
|Last 10 Games|
Giants' Brandon Belt, Joe Panik return to lineup Saturday vs. LAA
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/2/15) The Giants returned second baseman Joe Panik and first baseman Brandon Belt to the starting lineup on Saturday against the Angels. Both players received a day off on Friday.
Panik, who was the walk-off hero in the Giants' win Friday night, was back playing second base and batting second. Panik has been alternating starts with Matt Duffy over the past week.
Belt returned to first base and was batting sixth for manager Bruce Bochy on Saturday. Belt has been hitting well lately, batting .385 over his last 10 games. Although, the team is hoping he finds his power swing, as he has yet to hit a home run this year and has just five RBI.
Giants' Matt Duffy, Andrew Susac in Friday's lineup
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/1/15) The Giants are going with Matt Duffy and Andrew Susac in Friday night's lineup for their game against the Angels.
Duffy has been alternating starts at second base with Joe Panik and has been tabbed for this one. Susac is getting the start at catcher, meaning Buster Posey will play first base.
Brandon Belt is not starting as Nori Aoki is in the lineup and playing in left field.
Giants 1B Brandon Belt to see more time in left field
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/26/15) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt will see more time in left field as manager Bruce Bochy looks for a way to get Belt and catchers Buster Posey and Andrew Susac in the lineup at the same time, CSN Bay Area reports.
Belt drew a start in left field last Sunday for the first time since 2012, and it appears he'll see more work in the outfield moving forward. However, the impending return of right fielder Hunter Pence could also create a playing-time crunch between Belt, Susac and outfielder Nori Aoki.
Giants left fielder Nori Aoki back in the starting lineup Saturday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) Giants left fielder Nori Aoki returns to the starting lineup Saturday against the Giants and will bat lead off, reports CSN Bay Area.
Aoki, who received his first off day of the season Friday, is hitting .311 with three RBI in 74 at-bats this season. Also in the lineup Saturday is catcher Andrew Susac, with Buster Posey shifting to first base and moving Brandon Belt to the bench. Susac, making just his third start of the year, is hitting 3 for 8 with two strikeouts to start the year.
Giants' Brandon Belt starting in left field Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/19/15) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is starting in left field in Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Belt has spent all but one inning at first base since the start of the 2013 season, with his only non-1B appearance coming last year, when he played one inning in right field in a game. The position isn't completely foreign to the infielder, as he made 30 starts in 2011 and four starts in 2012 in left field.
The alignment allows manager Bruce Bochy to start Buster Posey and first base and insert Andrew Susac at catcher. With Belt in the outfield, Gregor Blanco is not in the starting lineup.
The Giants are favorites (-135) against the Diamondbacks Sunday.
|2014 Summary: Injuries took a huge toll on Brandon Belt in 2014. He missed most of the first half with a fractured left thumb and then made two separate trips to the 7-day concussion DL in the second half. When Belt did play, he provided plenty of power, blasting 12 home runs in 61 games, but strikeouts (30 percent of at-bats) and popups (11 percent of hit balls) were issues. Belt batted just .243 and got on base at a .306 clip.|
Playing time status: Belt is reportedly fully recovered from his concussion and hit well upon his return from his second stint on the 7-day DL. He will resume his role as the Giants' full-time first baseman this season.
2015 Outlook: He may not be the batting average and on-base threat he once promised to be, but Belt's growing power makes him worthy of a mid-round pick in standard mixed leagues. He appears primed for his first 20-plus home run season, and 30 homers isn't out of reach either.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/5/15||SD||10:15 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|5/6/15||SD||3:45 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/7/15||MIA||10:15 pm||Dan Haren|
|5/8/15||MIA||10:15 pm||Jarred Cosart|
|5/9/15||MIA||9:05 pm||David Phelps|
|5/10/15||MIA||4:05 pm||Mat Latos|
|5/12/15||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Samuel Deduno|