Sandoval Soars, Verlander Doesn’t

by Jason Epstein

Does anyone know how my World Series MVP pick did last night?

Oh, that’s right: Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs in his first three Fall Classic plate appearances, the first two against the previously unhittable Justin Verlander, helping the Giants to cruise to an 8–3 victory.

Matthew Pouliot of Hardball Talk considers Big Panda’s 4-for-4 night the most impressive offensive performance in a postseason game.

This evening’s game features a mound match-up between Doug Fister and Madison Baumgarner.