PHILADELPHIA -- Having only recently gained a mostly regular role as the Giants' right fielder, Nate Schierholtz readily accepted moving to left field to accommodate newly acquired Carlos Beltran. Until Thursday, Schierholtz had played right field in every inning of each of the 329 regular-season Major League games in which he participated. Schierholtz downplayed the adjustment.
"I'll take balls in batting practice and try to get used to it," he said nonchalantly. "It's a different side of the field. Obviously, the ball does different things in left than right."Schierholtz, who leads Giants outfielders with six assists, is likely to occupy right field in late-inning switches or when Beltran needs a rest.