photo: Keith Srakocic, Associated Press
Brandon Belt is back. So are the Giants. Smarge was solid as usual and I think it might be safe to call him a rotation stalwart, which bodes well for the giants considering the questions marks surrounding Matt Moore. Brandon Belt hit a two-run moonshot that proved to be the difference in a tense and nervy game. The Giants played excellent defense with scintillating catches by Pence, Hwang and Belt.
This game had a strange playoff intensity to it for the Giants even though Clint Hurdle trotted out his AAA line up.
This is the team we thought we were getting this season. It feels good.