The San Francisco Giants were swept by the San Diego Padres this past weekend and lost Brandon Belt to injury, but Gabe Kapler remains optimistic about the club's season.

Belt was placed on the IL with right knee inflammation. He led the club with 29 home runs in 2021.

"It's nice to know that we're still in a good position, even though I think we've faced some significant challenges already this year with our COVID issues to some key players being out for long stretches and not having Brandon Belt available to us regularly," Kapler said.

"Sometimes we feel like those things are disproportionately impacting us, and we've had moments where it has felt that way. ... So to assess that and say that we're still in a really strong position and in good shape is reassuring."