12 minutes and 45 seconds is an eternity for one at bat. Like just absolutely insane. I know people that literally can run 2 miles in less time than that at bat took. Some of my best friends haven't been laid a total of 12 minutes in the past year. Whats super comedic about this, is that all the MLB has wanted to do this season is cut down the overall time of play. Then Brandon Belt goes off and spends an eternity on one at bat, proving that the pace of the game can never truly be dictated.
So how did it go down? Well for starters it took 21 pitches, with Belt fouling off 16 of them. At one point Belt fouled off 10 straight pitches. Angels starter Jamie Barria threw a total of 49 pitches for the inning which is also savage. The 21 pitches in the at bat was also a major league record, topping a 20 pitch battle in 1998 between Big Sexy Bartolo Colon and Ricky Gutierrez.
On the 21st pitch Barria was able to get Belt to fly out, and that was that. 12 minutes 45 seconds of just pure savagery. It's shitty that Belt got out, was kind of expecting some sort of tall jack especially since hes been swinging such a hot bat, but it is what it is.