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Joey Bart homers, Heliot Ramos stars as Giants' top prospects offer hope

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The San Francisco Giants' present is a bit murky at best. The future, however, is looking brighter and brighter.

The San Jose Giants had their home opener against the Visalia Rawhide on Thursday night, and two of San Francisco's top prospects -- Joey Bart and Heliot Ramos -- starred throughout.

After hitting his first home run with High-A San Jose on Monday, Bart doubled his season total when he launched a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

In addition to his two-run homer, Bart went 3-for-4 at the plate, accounting for two runs and three RBI. He also threw out two of three would-be base stealers.

"It felt great," Bart told NBC Sports Bay Area following the 6-2 victory. "I think the last couple games, I've hit the ball hard and I've been feeling great so I just stuck to that and I knew eventually some would start falling for hits."

Ramos, who doubled just prior to Bart's homer, went 2-for-4 on the night, scoring two runs and driving in one out of the two-hole.

Bart, 22, is a fair bit older than Ramos, 19, but both youngsters are giving Giants fans -- San Francisco and San Jose alike -- plenty to get excited about.

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"We love it," Bart said of hitting behind Ramos. "We're having a great time. I know he's going to rake in front of me, and once he gets on, I'm gonna drive him in. So, it's going to be fun. We're gonna put the pressure on teams. That's what we're here for."