Gabe Kapler claims that the struggling San Francisco Giants are still in good shape despite Brandon Belt injury

The reeling San Francisco Giants They were carried at home by the San Diego Padres Gabe Kapler, the manager of the National League West champs, said that while another important player was injured this weekend, he is optimistic that they will be back in good form.

Sunday was a big day for the Giants. Brandon BeltHe was a leader in home runs with 29 during San Francisco's 107-win campaign in 2021. He has been placed on the 10-day injury list for right knee inflammation.

Belt and Kapler said that the 12-year veteran wouldn't be out for too long. However, the injury is just one more obstacle in a difficult stretch for Giants (22-18), who have lost four games straight and 13 of their last 22.

The Giants are currently at 7-13 against teams with winning records, and have lost their five previous games against division rivals. Dodgers Padres and Padres, who won the series in San Francisco for only the second time since 2016. Kapler said that the Giants are still in a “good position” before Sunday's 10-1 defeat.

According to, Kapler said that “it's nice to be in a good place, even though we've faced some serious challenges this year with COVID issues, some key players being out long stretches, and not having Brandon Belt available to me regularly,” Kapler stated to reporters.

“Sometimes it feels like those things are disproportionately effecting us. And we have had moments where that has felt like.” … That being said, it is reassuring that we are in a solid position and that our health is good.

The Giants will begin a three-game home series against the NL East-leading NL East-leading Giants on Monday MetsThey will be able to finish their skid without Belt. Belt said that he felt swelling in his left knee after last week's Colorado series.

Belt, 34, has been unable to bat this season, batting just.228 and four homers. Belt was injured earlier this month on COVID IL. Belt, a former All-Star, is the latest regular position player to be sidelined this season by the Giants. They have also endured long periods without a regular position player. Evan Longoria, Tommy La Stella, LaMonte Wade Jr., Anthony DeSclafani Alex CobbMonday's series opener will be started by,

Kapler stated that the Giants are not surprised by their current tough time and that they expect to be hurt and have “periods poor play” this year. He stressed that his team will “keep nice and even through it, just as we did last season when times were a bit more difficult.”

Giants recall infielder Kevin Padlo Belt will be replaced on the active roster by Triple-A Sacramento Wilmer Flores Darin Ruf While Belt is injured, figure will be able to take up the majority of the playing time at first base.

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