Saturday, May 03, 2014

The 2012 Vogelsong is back

This is a guy who was on the damn scrap heap after last year. Now, he's holding the Braves -- not the Astros or the Cubs, but the Braves -- to one run. 

The ATL announcers were saying last night that the Braves and Marlins were both scoring over half their runs via HRs and the Giants were third at 46%. They've scored all five of their runs in ATL with solo HRs -- 2 by Morse and one each by Pagan, Belt and Posey.  

OK, it's just the last 2 starts that have been solid. Still, the guy was hopeless last year....

Here's part of Amdrew Baggarly's coverage for CSNBay Area --

Amazingly, all five runs in their two victories here have come on solo shots. One day after Angel Pagan and Michael Morse went deep, it was Brandon Belt who homered – followed by Buster Posey’s tiebreaking shot and another from Morse to give the Giants a bit of breathing room.
Vogelsong made it hold up by doing exactly what Lincecum did the previous day: Pitching through traffic, executing in the stretch and getting a bit fortunate when a rare mistake got fouled back. They are the Giants’ Nos. 4-5 starters. They don’t have to pitch three-hit shutouts. What they’ve done the past two nights is good enough – especially when Brandon Crawford and Pablo Sandoval are taking away hits and Buster Posey is throwing out runners.

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