Pablo Sandoval is known for swinging at pitches outside the strike zone, but this is just plain ridiculous.
The Boston Red Sox third baseman swung at an extremely high knuckleball from R.A. Dickey and somehow managed to make contact. He grounded out, but just being able to get the bat on the ball seems like enough of an accomplishment in this case.
Pablo Sandoval grounded out in 2nd inn on a pitch that was 5.1 ft above the ground — highest pitch put in play by any player in last 5 yrs.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 30, 2015
The old saying for hitting off knuckleballers is, “If it’s high, let it fly. If it’s low, let it go.” The Panda took that a bit too literally.