The last month has been rough on the San Francisco Giants, but Pablo Sandoval hitting for the cycle will give everyone something to cheer about. The third baseman is now the 10th San Francisco Giant to accomplish the feat and is the 25th in franchise history to record a single, double, triple, and home run in one game.
In 2011, Brewers catcher George Kattaras is the only other player to record a cycle. The last Giant to do it was Fred Lewis in 2007, which also came in Coors Field.
As for Sandoval, the slugger hit a two-run homer in the first inning to give the Giants an early 2-0 lead. He singled in the second and started the fourth inning with a double on a soft line drive to left field. The Panda completed the cycle in the sixth with a deep fly ball to right field. While it originally looked as if the ball would clear the fence, it bounced off the wall and was nearly caught by Carlos Gonzalez. Dashing around the bases, Pablo slid head-first into third base and beat the throw easily.
Despite being a road game, many San Francisco fans were in attendance and they cheered loudly for their all-star third baseman.
As for the game itself, the Giants have dominated and currently lead 7-2 in the seventh inning. Ryan Vogelsong pitched well and recorded eight strikeouts in 5.1 innings of work. Sandoval should get at least one more at-bat as he looks to record his fifth hit of the night.