5. First-career walk-off home run
What’s more exciting than hitting a walk-off home run?
Sandoval had a chance to live that dream scenario on May 12, 2009.
With the Giants down 7-6 with two outs and two on against the Washington Nationals, Joe Beimel served up a 2-2 changeup down the middle of the plate that Sandoval didn’t miss.
As a right-handed hitter, a side he has struggled with, Sandoval’s homer reached the seats in deep left field, as the Giants went on to win the game 8-6.
The San Francisco Giants had been ahead in the game late, blew the lead, but came back to win on the walk-off.
That core helped the Giants win World Series championships in 2010 and 2012.
Sandoval would hit another walk-off home run against the Nationals four years later.
This time, that home run happened in extra innings.
And then 2013 was a miserable year for the San Francisco Giants, but it started off well for Pablo Sandoval.
Here is one of the more memorable moments from that year: