08:15 AM ET 09.21 | Though Pablo Sandoval's left shoulder may heal on its own, Bruce Bochy on Tuesday acknowledged that the third baseman might need surgery after the season. Sandoval still cannot hit right-handed and did not start Tuesday night's game against the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw. Sandoval struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance in the eighth against right-handed reliever Kenley Jensen and stayed in the game to play third. Another left-hander, Dana Eveland, pitches for Los Angeles tonight. That leaves the Giants without one of their two big hitters in one, perhaps two, critical games. "It's tough," Bochy said. "I talked to Pablo to see where he was, but he can't swing right-handed. I'm not going to lie: I was hoping he'd could go, but he can't."