Sandoval: 4 rbis in one inning the hard way

Pablo Sandoval:  2 for 3. 2B, run, 5 rbis

The Giants went double digits in one inning for the first time in five years against the hapless Bucs yesterday and hey, they even won. 

22-year old, rook backstop Pablo Sandoval played a big part of that fourth inning.  He drove in four of those runs.  Three of them came off a line drive double then later in the inning, a sac fly.  In all, Sandoval had five ribbes for the game.

The Giants seemed to be going with the youth movement.  Including Sandoval, six rookies comprised the Giants’ lineup. 

Eight of those runs came against Pirate starter Jeff Karstens who came into the fourth with a 5-0 lead.  Karstens made an impression his first two starts in the NL including a near perfect first game.  Perhaps now, the NL is figuring him out.

As for Sandoval, his 2 for 3 performance brings him to .364.  As a rookie, he’d be someone who I’d be looking at for next year’s rookie draft, but I think I know who I’m picking for catcher already

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