Brandon Belt sets Major League Baseball record with 21-pitch at-bat

Brandon Belt breaks MLB all-time record with 21-pitch at-bat

In a west coast a match up between the Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants, bay area slugger Brandon Belt had the longest at bat in Major League Baseball history, seeing 21 pitches in all.

The previous high of 20 pitches in a plate look since 1988 was when Houston's Ricky Gutierrez struck out towards Cleveland's Bartolo Colon according to Retrosheet.

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

Belt was greeted with high-fives when he returned to the dugout.

Brandon Belt took the concept of "working the count" to a new level on Sunday. He missed and swung.

Angels pitching coach Charles Nagy made a mound go to to verify on Barria after the Belt at-bat. Barria threw over to first base four separate times during the at-bat to check on base runner Joe Panik.

The right-hander threw just 71 pitches in an impressive debut where he allowed one hit in five innings against the Texas Rangers, but he was immediately sent back to Triple-A. After allowing singles to Andrew McCutchen and Buster Posey, Barria induced popouts from Evan Longoria and Pablo Sandoval to end the inning.



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