The Giants weren't hitting for the first three games of the series, and one of the big reasons for that was Pablo Sandoval wasn't hitting. The fluffy third baseman was 2-for-13 in the NLDS coming into Game 4. That's nothing but small-sample size working -- maybe some overaggressiveness, too -- but he's still one of the reasons they weren't scoring.
Weren't, as in the past tense. Because Pablo Sandoval took his pandanger out on Jose Arredondo in the top of the seventh inning:
Goodness. That shot put the Giants up 8-3, and Arredondo left to a chorus of Cincinnati boos, which seems a little much ... but he certainly didn't do well out there. He allowed two doubles and a homer -- as many extra-base hits as the Giants had in the first three games combined.
On the other side, middle reliever Tim Lincecum performed quite well. In the bottom of the seventh, he struck out Joey Votto looking and Jay Bruce swinging, going 3⅓, striking out four, and allowing just one run.