So what exactly does Pablo Sandoval think he’s doing?

His San Francisco Giants trailed the Los Angeles Dodgers 15-6 heading into the ninth inning Saturday, when Manager Bruce Bochy turned to his infielder for an inning on the mound to save a tired bullpen. How much worse could 15-6 in the ninth really get, after all?

Sandoval, in his 11th major league season, had never pitched. The Giants hadn’t used a position player on the mound since Greg Litton pitched the ninth inning of their 14-6 loss to the Houston Astros at Candlestick Park on July 4, 1991. For reference, Sandoval would have been 4 years old.

But the “Kung Fu Panda,” who had already played eight innings at third base, dazzled on the hill.

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It took him two pitches to get Max Muncy to bounce out to second, and then Sandoval started dealing. (And the Internet, thank goodness, started GIF-making.)

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Check out this filth: a 69-mph curveball to Yasmani Grandal.

Grandal eventually grounded out into Evan Longoria’s shift at third base. Peep the location on the 86-mph fastball.

Then, up came Chris Taylor, and Sandoval kept throwing junk. Look at this sequence, courtesy of Rob Friedman, the “Pitching Ninja.” Sandoval spots a fastball low and away, then fools Taylor with a 70-mph curveball to the same spot.

There is a word for this in baseball. That word is “nasty.”

In all, it took Sandoval 11 pitches — eight for strikes — to get through Muncy, Grandal (who was a pinch hitter) and Taylor, the leadoff man.

Long live the Panda.

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