The surprising hero of Game 3 was No. 9 hitter Mitch Moreland; there can be no doubt. But his three-run home run in the second inning, the biggest play of the game by most statistics, may have been surprising for reasons that don't immediately come to mind.
Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez inexplicably pitched to Mitch Moreland's strength in the second inning. The result was a game-defining three-run homer.