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Bochy keeps faith in Sandoval

Bochy keeps faith in Sandoval

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Despite making two key baserunning mistakes the past two games, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he gave no thought to giving Pablo Sandoval a day off in Wednesday's series finale against the Dodgers.

On Tuesday, Sandoval rounded second hard on a single by Pat Burrell, but was thrown out trying to retreat. The day before, he was caught between first and second on a fly ball to right field on a play where he thought Aaron Rowand -- on third -- would try to score.

Although both miscues put a significant dent in potential San Francisco rallies, Bochy said if mistakes are going to happen, he'd rather see his player be overly aggressive.

"I'll take that over a guy jogging and not trying to do something," Bochy said. "He's young. He's going to make a mistake over there because he's a very aggressive player. I don't want to break this kid's spirit. He's going to be carrying us at some point."

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