San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt dedicates two-homer game, season to late grandmother

Brandon Belt hits two home runs during the Giants' win over the Mets. (0:36).
NEW YORK -- Brandon Belt sent his parents and wife a text Tuesday after learning the death of his grandmother. He admitted that he was having trouble and wasn't sure if he could play.

His dad reminded him of Margaret Peterson, his grandma who would have loved to take him there.

Belt stated, "I think that kinda locked me in."

Belt was a heavy hitter with a heavy heart. He hit two of San Francisco's four home runs, before dedicating the rest of his season and his bat to his grandmother's memories following the Giants' 8-1 win over the Mets.

He said, "I've been in a daze all the day." "I was glad that I could come out and do that for her," he said.

Brandon Belt was 4-for-5 with two homers. He dedicated Tuesday's game to his grandmother, who passed Tuesday morning. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Belt, 33 years old, ended his 2-for-30 skid by hitting a drive that landed on Citi Field's center field apple in the first innings. He also homered in the fourth and had two singles. His 19th homer of the season was his best career performance.

Gabe Kapler, Giants manager, said that he felt like something was powerful when he hit the first home run.

Belt stated that Belt's grandmother, who died Tuesday morning from COVID-19. Belt grew up in Texas, right next to his mother's house. He said that his grandmother and grandfather gave financial support when Belt was trying to pursue a career in baseball in high school.

Belt stated, "She was always proud of me to her friends."

Kapler stated that he believed Belt would be leaving the team to attend funeral services within the next few days and would receive the full support of the club.

Kapler stated, "He looked locked in." Kapler said, "And that's kind of amazing considering what he saw today."

While the Giants, the major league's leading Giants, have won 20 of 27 games, they are trying to keep the Dodgers out of the NL West. San Francisco entered Tuesday leading by two games.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.