The San Francisco Giants may be the least powerful team in Major League Baseball this season, but you would not have known it from watching Wednesday night’s game. Pablo Sandoval led the way for the Giants in a 13-5 victory over the Padres, notching three home runs in the process.
With 80 home runs this season, the San Francisco Giants are last in the big leagues in producing the long ball they say chicks dig. By hitting three home runs on the night, Sandoval now has 13 on the season. Hardly the total typical of someone who has such a night.
He wasn’t alone, somehow the team combined for 6 of their 80 home runs in a single game.
At 62-77, the playoffs are all but officially out of the picture. Nights like this prove that the team is still fighting and has some potential heading into 2014. Sandoval has struggled at times this season, batting just .277. His career average is .297, but nights like this show he is capable of getting in a groove and becoming dominant.
It was a night to remember for Sandoval. Notching his first career three home run game of the regular season, he also set a career high in single-game RBIs with six. His four hit night would have been impressive on its own, but in this case only proves to be the icing on the cake for the Giants first baseman.
The last time the Giants hit six home runs in a game was September 19, 2011 against the Rockies at notoriously hitter friendly Coors Field.
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