Tonight our playoff cards series takes a look at the Giants and their 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval
2006 Bowman Draft Futures Game Prospects #FG6 Pablo Sandoval (gold chunk)
Last night Sandoval picked up a couple of hits and scored one of the Giants 7 runs while driving in two others.
The Giants have at a lot of success the past few seasons, and have done it with quite a bit of rotating personnel. Their playoff rotation includes only 1 pitcher from the 2010 squad, Madisnon Bumgarner, while their starting 8 in 2014 only includes only Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval from that first World Championship squad. Sandoval saw little action in 2010 but rebounded to be the MVP of the 2012 Series.
The switch-hitting 3rd baseman has been the Giants starter at the hot corner since 2009, although he has lost significant parts of a few seasons to injury. During this years NLDS Sandoval had a major contribution to the Giants 2014 postseason. His big game-tying Double off the Nats Drew Storen that led to the 18 inning Game 2 marathon eventually won by the Giants.
One of the parralles to 2006 Bowman Draft is Gold Chunk, these cards mirror the base card with a gold border rather than black. They are also thicker then the base cards.
In a previous 2014 Playoff Cards post dedicated to the Pirates Neil Walker we included a short write up on the 2006 Bowman Futures Cards. To read that posting click here and scroll down.
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