Travis Ishikawa will be Giants’ left fielder in Wild Card game

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Angel Pagan’s season-ending back injury forced the Giants to move left fielder Gregor Blanco to center field and now manager Bruce Bochy has decided on career-long first baseman Travis Ishikawa as his left fielder for the Wild Card game.

Ishikawa is 31 years old and has started a grand total of three career games in the outfield, so things could get ugly.

Making the decision especially questionable is that Ishikawa is hardly an offensive force, hitting .252 with three homers and a .703 OPS in 62 games this season and .259 with a .719 OPS for his career.

San Francisco’s options just aren’t very appealing, especially with Michael Morse unlikely to be on the roster due to an oblique injury.