Last night’s 2-1 win turned on a dozen key pitches and defensive plays, including Alen Hanson scoring all the way from first base after a wild pick-off throw, but the Giants were able to pull it out because they had something the Cubs did not: two Brandons.
If you’ve ever had two Brandons, then you know what I’m talking about here. Brandon Crawford is an All-Star and Brandon Belt very well could be if you #BeltTheBallot. The latest polling results indicate that you’re NOT sufficiently #BeltTheBallot-ing and, so, let me take a moment to tell you why you should.
If you have two Brandons, then you have their combined Big D Energy. I’m talking about that Big Defense they provide. Here’s just a brief sampling:
Say Mike Scherzer is facing Mike Trout with Jose Altuve at first base. Yawwwwwwwwn.
Wh-wh-what happens if Aaron Nola can’t figure out how to get out Francisco Lindor?
Note the ease of it all. Both of them are as comfortable around their respective bases as you and I are breathing. They’re just that good.
If you want a good All-Star Game, then you’ll want the Brandons on the field, together, helping the National League pull it out against the American League.
Anywhere Brandon throws it, Brandon catches it.
Anywhere. And anywhere the ball goes up the middle, Crawford can get it.
Oh, what’s that? Brandon Belt won’t be as familiar with the other All-Star pitchers and that unfamiliarity could cause problems late in the game?
Nah. Not possible. Not with this guy. Not with either of them. You put Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt together and you’ve got yourself some B-fense.
Don’t forget to vote! The polls close tomorrow, Wednesday, July 11th, at 1pm Pacific: