"I learned a lot during the streak and now it's over," he said after going 0-for-4 as the Giants edged the Padres, 2-1. "I learned how to be more patient at the plate and to look for a pitch I can hit."
Sandoval joined some exclusive company with the second 20-game hitting streak of his career. The only other San Francisco Giants to have a pair of 20-plus hitting streaks are in the Hall of Fame: Willie Mays and Willie McCovey.
|1. George Sisler||1925||34|
|2. Ron LeFlore||1976||30|
|3. Sam Rice||1930||28|
|4. Gee Walker||1937||27|
|5. Charlie Grimm||1923||25|
|6. Edgar Renteria||2006||23|
|7. Joe Torre||1971||22|
|T8. Steve Garvey||1978||21|
|T8. Harry Heilmann||1923||21|
|T10. Eddie Bressoud||1964||20|
|T10. Pablo Sandoval||2012||20|
Sandoval said he wasn't trying to do too much in his final two at bats, in which he popped up to center and grounded out to the pitcher.
"You're just going to have good days and bad days," he said. "The team won, and we came from behind. That's the good news."
Meanwhile, Angel Pagan bunted for a hit in the eighth inning to run his hitting streak to 13 games.