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Giants’ Upgrade? Downs-Schierholtz Combo Replaces Lewis and Burriss

Desperate for something to change their offensive woes this year, Giants manager Bruce Bochy has made two interesting moves in the lineup within the last month.

First, after platooning him in the outfield the first couple of months of the season, on June 11, Bochy started giving outfielder Nate Schierholtz more consistent playing time in the outfield over Fred Lewis. Lewis was the starting left fielder last season, and in April, May and early June this year.

Next, struggling offensive second baseman Emmanuel Burriss was sent down to Fresno  on June 16, and the Giants called up Matt Downs, a former pitcher turned infielder. The team handed him Burriss' starting second baseman position.

The results so far? The Giants have been 9-5 since Schierholtz has entered th...

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