DENVER – The Giants have an issue that has made them increasingly wary of baseball’s left-wingers.
Since Memorial Day, when the Giants last were here, they have won 15 of 19 games when facing right-handed starters, but lost nine of 13 against lefties.
The issue has become more noticeable since Evan Longoria got hurt and the Giants lost his robust .882 OPS against lefties. But the problem arose before that as Andrew McCutchen failed to hit consistently, Buster Posey’s power declined and Austin Jackson failed to hit at all.
Alen Hanson and Pablo Sandoval can switch-hit, but both are far weaker from the right side.