After allowing 15 runs through 8 innings, the Giants turned to Pablo Sandoval for his first career pitching appearance.
Sandoval induced 3 ground outs in a 1-2-3 inning. pic.twitter.com/ixbMeW7stP
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 29, 2018
Dammit Dave Dombrowski, I hope you feel like a big dumb impatient fool. You clearly didn’t exhaust every option at your disposal before deciding to eat the 50 million dollars remaining on Sandoval’s contract by releasing him last season.
Sure, everyone with a set of semi functioning set of eye balls knows that Pablo Sandoval barely a serviceable offensive player at this point in his career (as evidenced by his .242 average this year with the Giants), but did anyone in the Red Sox organization even ask Pablo if he ever thought about giving pitching a try? I mean, look at him pull the string on this curveball leaving the batter weak in the knees-
Pablo Sandoval, Filthy Two Pitch Sequence (87mph Fastball and 70mph Curveball). 🐼🔥[H/T @KeithOlbermann ] pic.twitter.com/6FQY6RRPts
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 29, 2018
Being morbidly obese is obviously a pretty huge hinderance as a third basemen, but as a pitcher? It’s no big deal. As a matter of fact, most people love fat pitchers. Bartolo Colon looks more like an overweight toad than a human at this point in his life
and he’s been universally loved by every fan base he’s played for.
When you think about it, being a relief pitcher is perhaps the perfect position for Pablo Sandoval. The longest he’d ever have to run is from the pitcher’s mound to first base and he’d only have to pitch an inning or so a couple times a week. Plus he’d have all that down time in the bullpen to snack away on whatever his chubby little heart desired. It would of been the perfect situation.
Sandoval would even have an idol to look up to in former overweight Red Sox relief pitcher Rich “El Guapo” Grarces-
But we’ll never get to see any of this happen, what a shame. What a damn shame.
Here’s an exclusive look of Pablo celebrating after his perfect inning-