After Pablo Sandoval signed a free-agent contract with the Boston Red Sox, there was some concern about how the Giants would replace his production at third base and in their lineup. Free-agent signee Casey McGehee hasn’t panned out, but the Giants appear to have found a replacement in second-year player Matt Duffy. A look at how Duffy’s numbers compare to Sandoval’s in 2015
Source: baseball-reference.com; through Thursday
Social media presence
Duffy: Photo of him playing video games with his 35-pound cat, Skeeter, went viral in April.
Sandoval: Benched one game for using Instagram to “like” photos of a woman during Boston’s loss Wednesday.
Duffy: after homering in this week’s win over the Mariners that ended a nine-game Giants losing streak at home:
“These fans are too good for us to be playing the way we have been at home. We’ve been playing really well on the road but for some reason or another it hasn’t translated.”
Sandoval: After being benched by the Red Sox this week for posting to his Instagram account during a game against the Braves:
“First time. I take the mistake, I learn from it. I broke the team rules.”