Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 6 Days

Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in Friday's win over the Marlins.

We don't want to say that Sandoval owns Nate Eovaldi, but he's now 8-for-11 with nine RBI against him lifetime. "Kung-Fu Panda" faded a bit earlier this month, but he's hitting .414 (12-for-29) with two homers, one double, and seven RBI over his last seven games.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 12 Days

Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Sandoval had three singles and also walked in the game, reaching base four times. He's 10-for-24 in his last six games heading into the break. On the year, the third baseman is batting .272/.323/.428 with 11 home runs. His numbers are still down from a miserable April, and they should only get better in the second half.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 13 Days

Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and three RBI against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Sandoval has slowed down in the power department after his May outburst (he hit six homers in an 11-game span), but even so, he has 11 homers on the season, leaving him just three shy of his 2013 total. He has a realistic chance of reaching 20 homers for the first time since 2011 and third time in his career.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 16 Days

In his return to the lineup, Pablo Sandoval went 1-for-4 as the Giants dropped a 6-1 decision to the A's on Tuesday.

Sandoval missed the last two games after being hit on the left elbow by a pitch Saturday. Kung Fu Panda hit .190 in his past 12 games prior to the injury. He is batting .261/.314/.414 with 10 homers and 36 RBI over 344 plate appearances.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 17 Days

Pablo Sandoval is back in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

Sandoval missed the last two games after being hit on the left elbow by a pitch Saturday. Kung Fu Panda is batting .261/.315/.416 with 10 homers and 36 RBI over 340 plate appearances for San Francisco this season.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 18 Days

Giants manager Bruce Bochy is hoping to have Pablo Sandoval (elbow) available off the bench Monday.

However, Sandoval is currently still unable to fully extend his left arm, so it seems unlikely. He remains unlikely to need a DL stint, but it's unclear when Sandoval will be ready to play third base again.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 18 Days

Pablo Sandoval (elbow) is not in Monday's lineup against the Athletics.

Sandoval left Saturday's game after being hit in the left elbow with a pitch and will now miss his second straight start. X-rays came back negative, but he's dealing with a bone bruise. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 19 Days

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that he's hoping Pablo Sandoval (elbow) will be ready to return to the lineup Monday.

Sandoval has what Bochy referred to as "a pretty good bone bruise" on his left elbow after being hit by a pitch Saturday. He's not expected to be available off the bench Sunday.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 19 Days

Pablo Sandoval (elbow) is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Sandoval had to leave Saturday's game after being hit on the left elbow by a pitch. X-rays came back negative, but he's obviously still sore. Joaquin Arias is filling in at third base Sunday. Buster Posey is also sitting out Sunday, but it's just a day of rest for him.

Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 19 Days

X-rays taken Saturday night on the left elbow of Pablo Sandoval came back negative.

Sandoval had to leave Saturday's game against the Padres after being hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance. He feels sore, according to Giants manager Bruce Bochy, and is questionable to play Sunday. But the third baseman should be fine eventually.