Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Barria bests Belt in record-setting 21-pitch at-bat

Brandon Belt reacts after hitting a foul ball during his 21-pitch first-inning at-bat Sunday afternoon It took Angels pitcher Jaime Barria an MLB-record 21 pitches to get Brandon Belt out
Chelsea Rogers | 23 April, 2018, 21:55

In the first inning of the Giants' game against the Angels, pitcher Jaime Barria needed 21 pitches to retire Belt on a fly out to right field.

Belt fouled off 16 two-strike pitches before lining out to Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun.

Per Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, this broke the previous Major League Baseball record for pitches in an at-bat, originally set in 1998 in a battle between Ricky Gutierrez and Bartolo Colon.

Barria was finally able to get out of the top of the inning after throwing an incredible 49 pitches.

Belt was greeted with high-fives when he returned to the dugout after his 12-minute at-bat. I was really exhausted after that.

"I wasn't going to give it up and the pitcher wasn't either", Belt said. When Belt made it back to the plate in the third inning, he took another eight pitches before loading the bases with a single, prompting the Angels to pull Barria after two-plus innings of work.

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He just knew he wasn't going to give in. "Don't want to do it again". He did end up getting out of the inning unscathed, however, as the Giants failed to score.

Belt saw 40 pitches in five at-bats.

Although Barria technically won this battle, Belt forced the rookie making his second start to match his age in pitches.

At one point during the at-bat, Belt chatted with catcher Martin Maldonado. "Like, this can't be happening", Maldonado said. He got only six outs on 77 pitches.

Belt also homered in the fifth inning in a nine-pitch at-bat versus Blake Parker and singled on the first pitch from Jim Johnson in the seventh.

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