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Pablo Sandoval Hits for the Cycle Thursday



    It might not be the Giants year -- no, really it isn't, stop believing! -- but this has been a pretty spicy ride down to the end, right?

    And Pablo Sandoval added to that by hitting for the cycle on Thursday night against Colorado, just shortly after the entire world questioned whether or not he'd gotten chunkier.

    Oddly enough, it's only been a few years since a Giant hit for the cycle -- Fred Lewis did so in 2007.

    Sandoval led off with a two-run jack off of Jhoulys Chacin, singled in the second, doubled in the fifth and hit a triple in the sixth.

    In case you're saying "Panda hit a triple?!?!?" to yourself, yes, that happened. And it happened because Carlos Gonzalez missed an attempt to catch Sandoval's flyball and gave Panda the room to leg out a triple.

    He's also the 26th Giant ever to hit a cycle ... but only the 10th San Francisco Giant.

    Not that it really matters even if Panda's tremendous feat gives the Giants a win. They'd still be 5.5 out of the division lead with 12 to play. Not that three of those games are against the Diamondbacks though.

    Move along, people. Nothing to see here. Except Sandoval quietly rounding out -- perhaps literally? -- a great season anyway.