Pablo Sandoval Gets Right Hand Stepped on, Leaves Giants-Dodgers Game


That's what everyone watching Monday's Giants-Dodgers game said when first baseman Pablo Sandoval got his hand stepped on.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Max Muncy hit a ball up that middle. Brandon Crawford ranged to his left to field the ball and made a spinning throw to first base that forced Sandoval to stretch for the ball.

Sandoval caught the ball and kept his foot on the base for the final out of the inning, but as he landed, Muncy stepped on his right hand.

Instantly, Sandoval knew something was wrong and looked at his hand. The Giants' trainer examined Sandoval between innings and decided he couldn't stay in the game.

When Sandoval's spot in the order came up in the top of the sixth, Tyler Austin pinch-hit for him and drew a walk.

Sandoval is been one of the Giants best hitters this season, so if they lose him for any amount of time, the already-timid offense could be hurting even more for production.

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