Let Pablo Pitch
The plea has become a popular one for Giants fans ever since infielder Pablo Sandoval tossed a perfect 1-2-3 inning against the Dodgers last season. On Monday, Sandoval was back on the mound during a 12-4 loss to the Reds.
The Giants handed the ball to The Panda in the bottom of the eighth inning as they faced an eight-run deficit at Great American Ball Park. And Pablo pitching didn't start out as great as last time.
He hit lead-off batter Jose Perraza with a curveball on the fourth pitch he threw. But Sandoval settled in right after that.
Josh VanMeter, making his season debut, then flew out to right fielder Steven Duggar. Sandoval's inning on the hill ended with a 6-4-3 double play between the trio of Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik and Brandon Belt.
Sandoval also went 1-for-4 at the plate with a three-run homer. In a day where not too much went right, he brought the highlights as the Giants split their four-game series in Cincinnati.