Pablo Sandoval’s tenure with the Boston Red Sox was interesting, to put it politely. His second go-round with the San Francisco Giants has been much smoother, but it received a fun ripple Monday afternoon, with a little Red Sox twist.

The third baseman got an opportunity on the bump in the eighth inning of their matchup with the Cincinnati Reds. Sandoval pitched a scoreless inning as San Fransisco’s fifth reliever of the day, tossing just ten pitches.

Check out his final two outs of the inning:

Former Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz got the start for the Giants, but gave up seven earned runs in just an inning and two-thirds.

So yes, Sandoval pitched in a game that Pomeranz started and had better numbers than right-hander.

Sandoval’s response to his sharp inning on the mound was even better than his performance.

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