Ryan Vogelsong’s line tonight: 7 innings pitched, 1 earned run, 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts. This improves his record to 5-1 on the season, though that doesn’t really matter much.
He’s up to 9 straight quality starts now. His ERA is down to 1.86. 7.40 K/9 to 2.47 BB/9 and he’s held opposing batters to just .224.
Blah blah blah small sample size.
SSS? After 9 straight quality starts? Nah, it can’t be SSS at this point.
He’s exceeded just about everyone’s expectations and then more. Who would’ve expected this journeyman to be the most consistent starter that the Giants have to this point? And after those 9 starts? Daaaaaaaang. Guy is GOOD.
The offense, on the other hand. Well, Eli Whiteside. Hey, the guy drove in 3 runs tonight! THREE! He also went 2-for-4 with a triple. Backup catcher got some hustle there.
Call it Night of the Journeymen Stoppers or something. They did their part to help the Giants stop the losing skid and actually win one for a change.