Brandon Belt:”I Do Like Being In The 2-Hole” Hunter Strickland: Slider Has “Got To Be Deceptive”

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Giants 1B Brandon Belt and RHP Hunter Strickland join us for opening day as the Giants start the season on the road in Phoenix and San Diego.

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Belt talked to The Sports Virus about batting 2nd in the batting order: …“I do like being in the 2-hole and at the top of the lineup. I don’t know what it is about it, maybe just knowing what you’re going to be doing in that first inning and just kind of get prepared right off the bat…Overall I do like being in that position, but I’m going to try keep the objective the same no matter where I am.”

Strickland told The Sports Virus the key to his off speed pitches: …“It’s got to be deceptive. It’s got to look like your fastball out of hand. If they see it out of your hand they’re going to lay off of it and put you in a fastball count. So, it’s definitely key to have it deceptive.”

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