Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has absolutely crushed Padres starter Eric Stults, going 10-for-19 (.526) with two doubles and a triple against the left-hander.
Insight: Sandoval has hit .274 with 14 homers, 77 RBI, 52 runs and a .750 OPS this season, but a matchup with Stults Saturday should help him add to those numbers a bit.
9/27/2013 6:35:00 PM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is in the lineup Friday after missing Thursday's game due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Sandoval has hit .276 with 14 homers, 77 RBI, 51 runs and a .753 OPS this season. He's batted under .285 and hit fewer than 15 homers in three of the last four seasons.
9/25/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is a career .467 hitter against Dodgers starter Ricky Nolasco with a pair of homers and a 1.663 OPS.
Insight: Its a second consecutive "down" year for Sandoval with a .273 batting average and just 13 homers. Fantasy owners don't like this trend, but Wednesday is a favorable matchup.
9/15/2013 11:02:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is a .545 hitter against Edinson Volquez.
Insight: He has gone 6-for-11 with three doubles against the Dodgers starter. Sandoval started out August 3-for-37 (.081) but he has gone 40-for-113 (.354) with a .978 OPS over his last 31 games.
9/14/2013 10:37:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is 6-for-13 (.462) with a pair of solo homers against Dodgers right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Sandoval is having an excellent Saptember, batting .362 woth three homers and a 1.051 OPS.
9/8/2013 3:40:00 PM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in the lineup Sunday due to back soreness, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com.
Insight: Sandoval has hit .367 (33-for-90) with four doubles, two triples, four homers, 20 RBI and a 1.019 OPS over his last 24 games.
9/4/2013 10:08:00 PM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval exploded for four hits, including three homers, six RBI and three runs scored Wednesday against the Padres.
Insight: Sandoval came in with monster numbers against Thursday's starter Eric Stults so fantasy owners were expecting a big game, and he didn't disappoint. Sandoval had as many home runs Wednesday as he hit in his previous 80 games.
9/4/2013 11:43:00 AM
Description: It's been a disappointing season for Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Look for him to take out some of that frustration on Padres starter Eric Stults Wednesday at Petco Park.
Insight: He has monster numbers against Stults in 17 career at bats (.529 AVG, 1.365 OPS). We fully expect Sandoval (.271, 10 HR, 65 RBI) to extend his hitting streak to six games on Wednesday.
8/21/2013 5:26:00 PM
Description: The MRI on San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval's back came back clean, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group.
Insight: Sandoval will miss Wednesday's game but could be back in the lineup Thursday.
8/21/2013 9:53:00 AM
Description: San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to back soreness and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Boston.
Insight: Sandoval is batting .316 over the past 11 days after a cold start to the month. He's batting .266 this season with nine homers and 59 RBI which is well below expectations.
8/20/2013 9:47:00 PM
Description: San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to back soreness, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area.
Insight: Sandoval is 12-for-29 over his last eight games but is still hitting just .227 in August. He hasn't homered since July 11.
8/15/2013 10:19:00 AM
Description: San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-4 Wednesday after starting out 5-for-43 in August, and he has strong numbers against Thursday's starter Dan Haren of the Nationals.
Insight: Sandoval, who has just one homer in 48 games since the start of June, is 5-for-13 with a double and a triple against Haren. With a .261 average and a .694 OPS, Sandoval has been largely disappointing this season, but he should be active Thursday for fantasy owners.
8/14/2013 10:28:00 PM
Description: San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval's 3-for-4 game Wednesday against the Nationals was his first multi-hit effort of the month.
Insight: Sandoval entered play Wednesday hitting .116 (5-for-43) in August. He's hit just one homer in 48 games since the start of June.
8/1/2013 6:17:00 PM
Description: San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval is back in the starting lineup Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game with a bruised heel.
Insight: Sandoval hit .400 with four doubles, eight RBI and a 5/3 K/BB in his final seven games of July after hitting .186 (16-for-86) from June 25 to July 23.
7/31/2013 9:25:00 PM
Description: San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval exited Wednesday's game against the Phillies because of a bruised heel. SOURCE: Andrew Baggarly, Comcast Bay Area
Insight: Joaquin Arias replaced Sandoval in the top of the sixth inning. It doesn't sound like the injury is serious but we wouldn't be surprised if Sandoval gets the night off Thursday in the series finale.
7/26/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has a paltry .718 OPS and is hitting .269 with nine homers and 48 RBI this season, but he has had success in the past against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Sandoval is 6-for-11 (.545) with one homer against Jackson and has gone 4-for-9 over his last two games. Make sure he's in your lineup Friday.
7/24/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is a stunning 7-for-10 with a pair of homers and a 2.227 OPS against Cincinnati right-hander Mike Leake.
Insight: Sandoval went 2-for-6 with three RBI and two runs scored on Tuesday night and has an extremely favorable matchup. Start him.
7/14/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is heating up after an extended slump and has a favorable matchup ahead of him Sunday.
Insight: Sandoval went 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs Saturday at San Diego and is 8-for-18 (.444) with four doubles, one home run, five RBI, four walks and four runs over his last five games. He batted just .085 (4-for-47) with 13 K from June 25 to July 8. Sandoval will face Eric Stults Sunday, who he has gone 9-for-15 (.600) against.
7/11/2013 1:09:00 PM
Description: A matchup with Jason Marquis on Thursday might be just what San Francisco third baseman Pablo Sandoval needs to break out of his month-long slump.
Insight: Sandoval is batting just .147 in July but he does own a .400 lifetime average versus Marquis. The struggling third baseman really needs a confidence booster before the All-Star break and this seems like a matchup he can take advantage of.
7/4/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is a must-start Thursday with Mike Leake on the hill for the Reds.
Insight: Sandoval has gone 7-for-10 with two doubles and two homers against the Reds hurler. Make sure he's in your lineup, because he'll probably provide a Fourth of July fireworks display Thursday against Leake.