Giants’ Brandon Belt hitting home runs at a faster rate than ever

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt his his 18th home run of the season — his career high — on Tuesday against the Mets in New York, and it was an impressive one. Smacked to dead-center field, the baseball went over the fence and hit the “Big Apple” that sits beyond the outfield.

But more impressive is the rate that Belt is hitting home runs this season. In previous years, it took belt hundreds more at-bats to reach the 18-home-run mark. Take a look at the details, courtesy of Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group.

Yep, this vibes perfectly with the season the Giants are having. They can seemingly do no wrong as they battle the Dodgers for first place in the National League West, with each club reaching heights most other clubs can only dream of.

Belt’s contract is up at the end of this year, and Farhan Zaidi has a choice to make with the veteran first baseman. But in the meantime, the entire organization is simply enjoying moments such as Belt’s “Big Apple” moonshot.

UPDATE: Belt hit another home run on Tuesday night, bringing his career high to 19. After the game, he revealed he had some extra emotion on the diamond that evening.

(Photo credit: David from Washington DC/Flickr)

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