Don’t look now, but I think Pablo Sandoval just hit another home run. The Stack is here on this Thursday in awe of what the Giants did last night as well as a Thursday night fooball preview. So let’s get right to it and see what made “the stack” for today, Thursday, October 25:
Giants cruise by Tigers thanks to Sandoval’s three homeruns
Maybe the few extra days of rest really did matter. The Detroit Tigers looked a little rusty and the San Francisco Giants were ready to play. Led by Pablo Sandoval, the Giants beat the Tigers 8-3 in the first game of the World Series and now hold a 1-0 lead. You can look to Giants pitcher Barry Zito’s sharpness and command throughout the game. You can also point to Justin Verlander’s struggles and say he was a big story in the game. But without doubt, the biggest story of the game was the Giant Panda, Sandoval, and his three homeruns. Sandoval got the party started right away in the first inning for the Giants, staking Zito to a 1-0 lead. He later belted a two-run homerun in the third inning and just for good measure, added one in the fifth inning as well. It was a magnificent and stunning performance. In the World Series, baseball’s biggest stage, to hit three homeruns in one game is truly amazing and something we’ve rarely ever seen. In fact, only three players aside from Sandoval have ever accomplished the feat of hitting three homeruns in one World Series game. Albert Pujols, Mr. October himself Reggie Jackson and some guy named Babe Ruth. Isn’t there a candy bar named after him? That’s pretty good company Sandoval is a part of.