Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval has never really had great plate discipline when batting. However, he last night reached a new high – literally. In his first at bat with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on the mound, Sandoval went airborne to swing at a pitch. The Panda had to jump in order to swing at a pitch over five feet off of the ground.
Impressively enough, Sandoval actually made contact with the eye-high pitch, although it was an easy groundout to the shortstop. The common phrase for knuckleballs goes: “if it’s high, let it fly.” It seems that Sandoval may have taken that a bit too literally.
Watch the hit below: