May 4, 2021

Brandon Belt Hits First-Inning Grand Slam While Batting In One Of Top Three Spots In Lineup
First Time In Giants History (That's 139 Years, 21,149 Games)

Brandon Belt became the first player in Giants history (that's 139 years) to hit a first-inning grand slam while batting in one of the top three spots in the lineup.

The Giants franchise has been around since 1883 and had played 21,149 games coming into Tuesday night's doubleheader in Colorado (20,940 regular season and 209 postseason).

A Twitter commenter reported that Von Hayes of the Phillies hit a first-inning grand slam as a leadoff hitter on June 11, 1985, against Calvin Schiraldi and the Mets. Hayes had begun the bottom of the first with a solo dong. The Phillies won 26-7.

The Giants sent 13 men to the plate in the top of the first inning of G1 and scored ten runs, the first time they topped double digit in runs in an opening frame since June 29, 1967, when they scored 11 against the Cardinals (nine of which came off Bob Gibson). Belt's slam was measured at 452 feet.

Belt drove in the Giants' first run with a single. The last Giants player to knock in five or more runs in a single inning was Juan Uribe, who had six RBI in the second inning against the Cubs on September 23, 2010.

SFG - 10 00 002 0 - 12 12  1
COL -  0 00 400 0 -  4  7  0

T1: German Marquez pitching.

Mike Tauchman (cbsb) doubled to left.
Brandon Belt (b) singled to right, Tauchman scored (1-0).
Buster Posey singled to left, Belt to second.
Alex Dickerson singled to center, Belt scored, Posey to second (2-0).
Brandon Crawford (bbbf) walked, Posey to third, Dickerson to second.
(Mound visit)
Wilmer Flores (bbc) singled to center, Posey scored, Dickerson scored, Crawford to second (4-0).
Jason Vosler (cbbb) grounded into fielder's choice, Flores out shortstop to second, Crawford to third, Vosler safe at first (SFG challenged call at second; call upheld).
Steven Duggar (bct) doubled to center, Crawford scored, Vosler to third (5-0).
Aaron Sanchez (bbcf) struck out swinging.
Tauchman (bbsb) walked.
Jhoulys Chacin relieved Marquez.
Belt (bbffb) homered to right-center, Vosler scored, Duggar scored, Tauchman scored, Belt scored (9-0).
Posey (bsc) homered to right, Posey scored (10-0).
Dickerson grounded out to first unassisted.

Belt also belted a home run in the first inning of G2. He's the first Giants player to homer in the first inning of both games of a doubleheader since Willie Mays (at Astros, May 22, 1965: G1 and G2).

The Rockies walked off in the second game, thanks to a six-run seventh.

SFG - 200 022 0 - 6  9  0
COL - 000 200 6 - 8 10  1

B9: Jake McGee pitching. COL trailed 2-6.

Elias Diaz (cb) fouled out to first.
Alan Trejo pinch-hit for Ben Bowden.
Trejo (bb) singled to left.
Raimel Tapia (csf) struck out swinging.
Garrett Hampson (c) singled to center, Trejo to second.
Trevor Story (bb) doubled to left, Trejo scored, Hampson scored (4-6).
(Mound visit)
Ryan McMahon (c) singled to right, Story scored (5-6).
Camilo Doval relieved McGee.
C.J. Cron (bccfb) singled to right, McMahon to third.
Sam Hillard pinch-ran for Cron.
Charlie Blackmon (bfbfffb) homered to right, McMahon scored, Hilliard scored, Blackmon scored (8-6).

The last time the Rockies won a game when trailing by 4+ runs in their final inning was August 17, 2014 (G1), when they trailed the Reds 5-9 in the bottom of the ninth, and won 10-9.

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