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Giants have officially placed Brandon Belt on the disabled list with a broken thumb.
Belt will be out 6 weeks, most likely, although he is meeting with a specialist next week and that will give us a better idea about the length of his absence from the Giants' lineup. His loss is huge, with not much else in the lineup to replace his power numbers. Although Posey is next on the depth chart at 1B, expect Hector Sanchez and Mike Morse to fill in while Belt recovers. Also, be aware that thumb injuries tend to linger and will undoubtedly affect his ability to hit for power even when he comes back.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Harper launched his 18th home run of the season on Wednesday as the power everybody expected Harper to have has finally arrived. At 22 years old Harper is currently the best hitting in baseball, sporting a .333 average with 41 runs, 18 home runs and 43 RBI to go with an insane .472 OBP and 1.222 OPS. It may have taken him a bit longer than many had expected since being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old but baseball fans everywhere should take notice as he is finally showing the world just how talented he is. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba