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Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Pablo Sandoval activated for one special at bat

A week ago it was announced that Pablo Sandoval needed Tommy John surgery, seemingly ending his season. And it did end it for all practical purposes. Yesterday, however, the Giants — with an assist from the expanded September roster — made an exception for him for a good reason.

The team activated the injured Sandoval so he could make one last at bat. A last at bat for his longtime manager Bruce Bochy and, possibly, his last at bat, ever, as a San Francisco Giant.

The crowd gave Sandoval a lengthy standing ovation when he came on to the on-deck circle in the seventh inning and continued to cheer him as he was announced as a pinch hitter. He only saw two pitches: first a called strike and then a fastball with which he made contact, hitting a slow tapper to short:

 

QLE Posted: September 03, 2019 at 12:26 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: pablo sandoval

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Giants’ Sandoval to have Tommy John surgery

OAKLAND, Calif.—San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, ending his season, the team announced Saturday.

The procedure is likely Sept. 3 or 4 in Los Angeles and will be done by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who evaluated the 2012 World Series MVP on Wednesday and determined he needed the procedure on his ulnar collateral ligament.

The 33-year-old Sandoval made a comeback with the Giants in 2017 after his release by the Red Sox, and he has been used in various roles by manager Bruce Bochy. Sandoval, on the injured list retroactive to Aug. 11 with inflammation in the elbow, was batting .269 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs in 107 games.

“This was a tough blow for us with the job he’s been doing, both starting and coming off the bench,’’ Bochy said.

 

 

QLE Posted: August 25, 2019 at 02:46 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: pablo sandoval, tommy john surgery

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Madison Bumgarner trade isn’t what Pablo Sandoval wants to see Giants do

If that was Madison Bumgarner’s final home start in a Giants uniform, Pablo Sandoval made sure it’d be a memorable one.

In the bottom of the 13th inning Tuesday night at Oracle Park, Sandoval sent the home fans happy when he drilled a walk-off home run to the opposite field off Cubs reliever Brad Brach.

Earlier in the game, Bumgarner continued his recent hot stretch, limiting Chicago to three runs and six hits over seven innings before giving way to San Francisco’s bullpen, which proceeded to pitch six innings of one-run ball.

No one had the heart to explain to Sandoval that his leverage on such matters is somewhere between slim and nil, and Slim just left town….

 

QLE Posted: July 24, 2019 at 04:30 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: madison bumgarner, pablo sandoval, trade talk

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Pablo Sandoval accomplishes extremely rare feat in Giants loss to Reds

Pablo Sandoval accomplished a rare feat on Monday.

The San Francisco Giants’ third baseman became the first player since 1905 to hit a home run, steal a base and pitch a scoreless inning all in the same game. Sandoval did so in a 12-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

Sandoval got the stolen base out of the way first, stealing third after reaching on an error in the second inning. It was the first stolen base since the 2012 season (and 12th of his career) for Sandoval, a player not exactly known for his speed.

Sandoval, however, is known for having home run power. And with two outs in the sixth with his team trailing 7-1, Sandoval blasted a three-run shot to right field to cut Cincy’s lead to 7-4.

A strange accomplishment, yes- and one that may get more common if this current reliever weirdness continues….

QLE Posted: May 08, 2019 at 04:05 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: home runs, pablo sandoval, position players pitching, stolen bases

 

 

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