It's the second time the Giants have been involved in a bee delay in Cincinnati. The eight-run deficit prompted Giants manager Bruce Bochy to bring on Sandoval to help the bullpen (that had already logged 5 1/3 innings on the afternoon) in a game that was out of reach. Sandoval did so in a 12-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
Tony Watson (1-0) pitched a flawless eighth to support this comeback.
Suarez followed Joey Votto's leadoff bloop single to center with a drive that just cleared the fence down the right field line. Ronny Rodriguez struck out, and then Dixon hit a 1-2 curveball for his first game-winning homer.
Sandoval, however, is known for having home run power.
Samardzija regrouped and retired his last 13 batters.
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As Sanders moved onto his final stop of a two-day Iowa visit on Sunday evening, Brix lingered behind and pondered the exchange. He did, however, share his view that the process needed reform.
At the end of the day, his contributions weren't enough to overcome a day where the Giants gave up 12 runs on 14 Cincinatti hits, but it's the random and unexpected quirks of the sport like these that keep us coming back for more.
With the team wearing blue throwback jerseys from 1911, Dietrich drew on a fake mustache with eye black. Holland has been sidelined since April 28 with a left index finger bone bruise.
So yes, Sandoval pitched in a game that Pomeranz started and had better numbers than right-hander.