Shaw started in left field and went 1-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Padres. Shaw made his fourth consecutive start, and second against a southpaw. The Giants are finally giving their young slugger a consistent look in left field after benching him in nine of the 14 games since his callup Aug. 31. Shaw is still slashing just .229/.300/.371 over 40 plate appearances in the majors, but his strong power output in the minors (24 homers and .505 slugging percentage) could generate some cheap pop in daily and deep formats.
Shaw went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a run Monday in the Giants' 4-2 win over the Padres. After managing just one hit over his first 22 at-bats in the majors, Shaw has now turned in back-to-back multi-hit outings. Prior to getting called up from Triple-A Sacramento at the beginning of the month, the 24-year-old showed some intriguing pop during his time in the minors, clubbing 24 home runs and 21 doubles across 422 plate appearances. He put some of that power potential on display Monday, but Shaw will need to cut down on strikeouts in order to make a consistent impact for the Giants over the final two weeks.
Shaw started in left field and went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Rockies. Shaw has struggled since being called up Aug. 31 (.115/.172/.231 in 29 plate appearances), so Sunday's two-hit game was a big step in the right direction. The 24-year-old had been situated on the bench for seven of the last eight contests, but Brandon Belt's (knee) absence allowed the young slugger to return to the lineup with Austin Slater sliding over to cover first base. It is unclear if the Giants -- who have nothing to play for -- will give Shaw an extended look at some point before the season comes to a close.
Shaw is not starting against the Rockies on Saturday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Shaw has been on the bench for six of the last seven games, though three of those came against lefties. Hunter Pence gets the start in left field Saturday.
Shaw is not in the lineup versus Colorado on Friday, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group reports. Shaw will ride the pine with left-hander Tyler Anderson on the mound for the Rockies. In his absence, Gregor Blanco will make a start in left field and bat seventh.
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