After a foul call took away extra bases, the Panda took a
deep breath and came through with a huge hit in the NLCS Game 4, turning a
one-run deficit into a one-run lead. Sure, the Phils tied it up later, and
Pablo hit into (yet another) double play, but that moment was sweet. The Panda
screamed, clapped, pumped up the crowd and the whole team.
“When I came back, Bochy was talking to the umpire … I
just calmed myself down. Count to 10. Breathe. Get a pitch you can hit a
flyball or to the middle. Don’t try to do too much.”
“This game is emotional,” Sandoval said.
“You have to calm yourself down a bit sometimes.”
“I just tried to get a pitch to hit the ball in the air, to tie the
game,” Sandoval said. “He made a mistake.”
When? At home, facing a righty? Game 4, I hope.
Is Pablo grumpy?
“No, I’m happy
… You have good moments and bad moments. You have to learn. You have to keep
your head up. I’m happy when the team wins. That’s just the way I am.”
– Pablo in the Denver Post