That stings - Bee swarms delay Giants-Reds game

That stings - Bee swarms delay Giants-Reds game

Pablo Sandoval accomplished a rare feat on Monday.

The series ender between the Cincinatti Reds and the San Francisco Giants was delayed by 18 minutes Monday afternoon due to. a swarm of bees.

In 1987, a Reds game against the Philadelphia Phillies was delayed 17 minutes after Cincinnati starting pitcher Ted Power was stung on his hand by a bee. The team scored five runs in the first inning, went up 7-1 and, as of this writing, seem on their way to a win, though there are four innings left (and the Giants just scored four runs).

It was the final of a four-game set between the Giants and the Reds.


The home runs were each player's ninth of the season.

In his scoreless inning Monday, which came during the eighth inning, he hit Jose Peraza to lead off the inning but got Josh VanMeter to fly out and induced a ground ball double-play off the bat of Nick Senzel. In all, Sandoval threw 10 pitches with seven strikes.

"It's not easy, pitching is not easy", Sandoval said.

With Monday's performance, Sandoval joined Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson as the only other player in Major League Baseball history to homer, steal a base and pitch a scoreless frame in the same game.


Now that he has two pitching outings under his belt, let's check in on Sandoval's career numbers.

Sandoval has now pitched two innings in his career and has not allowed a run. All he did was pitch a flawless 1-2-3 inning, forcing a groundout to second and two groundouts to shortstop.

The game began after the swarm moved from the backstop screen to the upper deck.

Just another day at the ballpark.


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