Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Forget it, Jake. It's Denver

....or "embarrassing" as Ryan Vogelsong put it. Hoping it was just a Colorado abberation. 

Another nightmare night in the Mile High City. Ryan Vogelsong was all kinds of awful, per the SF Chron's game story -- 


The Giants allowed five home runs at Coors for the first time since the park opened in 1995, rather surprising given the thin air.
The situation was not too dire when Ryan Vogelsong's shortest start with the Giants ended after he retired four hitters and allowed five runs on three homers. After all, manager Bruce Bochy had eight relievers.
The dire part arrived in the third inning when long reliever David Huff legged out his first big-league hit, a moment of hilarity that turned to despair when he strained his left quadriceps on his 90-foot dash and had to exit before throwing another pitch. Huff seems headed to the disabled list.
What saved the Giants was having another long man. Yusmeiro Petit threw Bochy a lifeline by pitching four innings and getting through the sixth. Jean Machi and Juan Gutierrez added an inning apiece, leaving the bullpen in decent shape for two more games at Coors.
Still, the bullpen worked way too many innings for Vogelsong's liking. No starter likes to force his relievers to go 6 2/3 .
"I'm definitely not happy about it," Vogelsong said. "It's embarrassing, really."

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