Jaime Barria and Brandon Belt engaged in a 21-pitch, thirteen-minute at-bat on Sunday earlier than the Giants first baseman flied out to proper subject. No duo had ever wasted a lot time earlier than. Belt understandably felt compelled to apologize for the charade.
“Once I’m within the area I hate it when a batter retains fouling pitches off,” Belt stated, sheepishly. “I’m like ‘Dude, simply put it in play. It’s not that tough. Let’s go.’ So I principally needed to apologize to everyone after that.”
Belt went on to have an eight- and 9-pitch at-bat later within the day. These led to a single and residential run, respectively. So it seems he discovered the candy spot.
For my cash, Barria’s potential to throw 18 pitches value swinging at in a row is probably the most spectacular half of the report-setting battle. Bartolo Colon and Ricky Gutierrez held the earlier mark at 20, a blessed occasion which occurred three weeks earlier than Barria was born.