Brandon Belt

Sam Dyson, seen here in July of 2017, blew the save against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Sam Dyson gives it up in ninth

AT&T Park — Injured San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto sang in Spanish…

Sam Dyson, seen here in July of 2017, blew the save against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jeff Samardzija, pictured on April 25, 2018, couldn't hold back the Astros on Wednesday.  (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants notebook: Mark Melancon not quite ready to close, Jeff Samardzija may have one more rehab start

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants starter Jeff Samardzija has completed his…

Jeff Samardzija, pictured on April 25, 2018, couldn't hold back the Astros on Wednesday.  (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) reacts to being called out at first base against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants, Miami Marlins behave themselves in series finale, Giants escape with win

AT&T Park — For the first time this week, the 50 grown men…

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) reacts to being called out at first base against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
No. 2 overall draft pick Joey Bart (left) converses with San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans as he's introduced to the San Francisco media. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants Notebook: Johnny Cueto throws simulated game, Joey Bart arrives

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto threw 40 pitches…

No. 2 overall draft pick Joey Bart (left) converses with San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans as he's introduced to the San Francisco media. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Belt, pictured on April 19,2018, returned from appendicitis and hit a home run on Sunday in a winning effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Brandon Belt returns as the San Francisco Giants avoid sweep with 4-1 win over the Dodgers

The San Francisco Giants had just three hits on Sunday, but two…

Brandon Belt, pictured on April 19,2018, returned from appendicitis and hit a home run on Sunday in a winning effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants left fielder Brandon Belt, seen here on April 27, returned to AT&T Park on Monday after an appendectomy on Friday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Brandon Belt returns to clubhouse

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt returned to…

San Francisco Giants left fielder Brandon Belt, seen here on April 27, returned to AT&T Park on Monday after an appendectomy on Friday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) waits in the batter's box for a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park  on September 27. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) waits in the batter's box for a pitch against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park  on September 27. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Belt, pictured on April 19,2018, returned from appendicitis and hit a home run on Sunday in a winning effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Brandon Belt taken to hospital with possible appendicitis

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had been…

Brandon Belt, pictured on April 19,2018, returned from appendicitis and hit a home run on Sunday in a winning effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chris Stratton, seen here on April 20, had his best career game on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Joe Panik returns and Chris Stratton fans seven in win over Phillies

AT&T PARK -- Earlier this week, while throwing to bullpen catcher Eli…

Chris Stratton, seen here on April 20, had his best career game on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Belt, pictured on April 19,2018, returned from appendicitis and hit a home run on Sunday in a winning effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Brandon Belt powers Giants to win and much-needed off day

AT&T Park — Brandon Belt simply dropped his bat. Carlos Gonzalez turned…

Brandon Belt, pictured on April 19,2018, returned from appendicitis and hit a home run on Sunday in a winning effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford drives in four as Giants snap losing streak

AT&T Park -- Between the San Francisco Giants’ late-April series against the…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) hits a foul ball against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) works the mound against the New York Mets at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Jeff Samardzija gets into seventh, but Giants lose in extras

AT&T Park — The San Francisco Giants went down with a whimper…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) works the mound against the New York Mets at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) watches pitches from the on deck circle during a MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Daring move puts Giants on top against Reds

AT&T Park — Moments after Kelby Tomlinson spun to his knees, punctuating…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) watches pitches from the on deck circle during a MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 21, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants and A’s: Grading out the Bay Area’s baseball teams after the first month of the season

A common thread connects both Bay Area ball clubs: The Oakland A’s…

Sean Manaea, pictured in September of 2017, threw a no-hitter on April 22, 2018, and finally returned to form on Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants return home on winning note against Phillies

AT&T PARK — In the bottom half of the seventh inning, the…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Bochy provides updates on Cueto, Melancon and Belt

AT&T PARK — Sidelined starter Johnny Cueto is slowly making his way…

Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker (6) hits a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants win again as Parker delivers another big day

AT&T PARK — After spending three-and-a-half months on the disabled list, Jarrett Parker…

San Francisco Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker (6) hits a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman (49) pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants crush Graveman, secure Bay Bridge split

AT&T Park — Kendall Graveman's first start in 76 games lasted all…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Kendall Graveman (49) pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Brandon Belt, seen here in July of 2017, struck out looking with runners at the corners in his pinch-hitting appearance on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bochy’s ejection, Belt’s blunder highlight another Giants’ loss

AT&T PARK — In the fifth inning of the San Francisco Giants' 10-3…

Brandon Belt, seen here in July of 2017, struck out looking with runners at the corners in his pinch-hitting appearance on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)