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Sandoval Out For Season

By Chandler Guadagnin

A day after the Giants’ Johnny Cueto, underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery; the club announced yesterday that backup infielder, Pablo Sandoval, will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn right hamstring.

Sandoval’s injury, at first thought not to be very serious, occurred on Wednesday evening when he slid home.

San Francisco has yet to make a corresponding move. It is probable that the Giants will rely on utility man, Alen Hanson, to back up Longoria as needed.

The estimated timetable for an injury of this magnitude is two months.

Panda Pitches in 9th

By Chandler Guadagnin

A game that was other wise dismal finished with a bit of a funny flourish. With the Giants trailing the Dodgers 15-6 in game one of a day-night double header, Bruce Bochy turned to the bullpen for a mop up ninth inning. However, it wasn’t a pitcher, nor was it any ordinary position player. It was Pablo Sandoval!

In game one of the double header, San Francisco leaned on their bullpen heavily, for seven and two-thirds innings. To spare the bullpen for game two of the day; manager, Bruce Bochy, called on the 268 pound, Panda to mop it up, and mop it up he did. Panda tossed 11 pitches to get through the 8, 9 and 1 hitters 1-2-3. That was the first and only time in the contest that the Dodgers were retired in order.

Game two of today’s double header comes your way at 7:05PM PT on KNBR 680 and CSN Bay Area. Johnny Cueto hits the hill for the Giants. He will be opposed by LA’s Alex Wood.

Watch the Panda’s Performance