The home run has victimized Giants pitcher Jake Peavy since the All-Star break. The right-hander has allowed just seven hits in his last two starts, but five of those have shots that cleared the fence.
It's why a matchup against the Washington Nationals Saturday at AT&T Park doesn't bode particularly well for Peavy. The Nationals, winners of three straight, rank second in the National League in home runs with 138. Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper each have 20.
Justin Wise is a reporter for MLB.com based in the Bay Area. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.