Joey Bart had to wait until his fourth plate appearance Thursday to pick up his first big league hit. It was worth the wait.
Bart hit a rocket down the left field line for a double in the sixth inning. The ball left the bat at 109.5 mph, making it the fourth hardest-hit ball of the season for the Giants.
Bart got hit on his foot in his first career plate appearance, but he kept getting early opportunities on a night when the Giants pounded Angels pitching. Bart, batting sixth, came up again in the second inning and struck out with the bases loaded. He popped up in the fourth.
Bart came up again with Brandon Belt on first in the sixth inning and jumped on an 0-1 slider from Julio Teheran, showing the kind of raw power that has made him such a top prospect. At the time, the Giants led 10-4.