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Ryan Vogelsong | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/22/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Kutztown State (PA)
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Ryan Vogelsong pitched a couple of scoreless innings for the win Friday as the Giants topped the Diamondbacks 6-5 in 12 innings.
It was Vogelsong's first win in relief since Sept. 2005. The plan is for him to remain in the pen for the foreseeable future, though that could always change if more injuries strike. Jul 18 - 2:58 AM

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday that Ryan Vogelsong will begin the second half of the season in the bullpen.

He's the odd man out for the time being, with Matt Cain, Jake Peavy, Madison Bumgarner, Tim Hudson and Chris Heston taking the ball every fifth day. It's anticipated that Tim Lincecum will also head to the bullpen when he's ready to return.
Jul 16 - 10:58 PM

Ryan Vogelsong and Bruce Bochy were ejected from Sunday night's game against the Nationals for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi.

The Giants hitters had taken issue with Cuzzi's strike zone, as five hitters were rang up on called third strikes in the first five innings, while Vogelsong obviously felt he was getting squeezed. Before departing, the right-hander allowed one run on three hits and issued three walks over four-plus innings.
Jul 5 - 9:48 PM

Ryan Vogelsong allowed four runs over six innings in a loss to the Marlins on Tuesday.

Vogelsong surrendered two home runs among his seven hits allowed, and he also walked three in the game. The right-hander struck out four in the start. Vogelsong fell to an even 6-6 with a 4.19 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through 14 starts. He'll next take on the Nationals on Sunday.
Jun 30 - 10:38 PM

Ryan Vogelsong spun six shutout innings to earn the victory versus the Padres on Wednesday.

Same old story here. Entering this evening, Vogelsong was 4-9 with a 3.05 ERA in 21 starts at home since 2014 and 9-9 with a 5.04 ERA in 23 road starts. Once again, he excelled at AT&T Park, striking out four and scattering five hits. Outside of utter desperation, we can't recommend playing the veteran on the road. Despite a decent matchup on deck in Miami, you're on your own if you want to trot him out.
Jun 25 - 1:22 AM

Ryan Vogelsong fired 6 2/3 shutout innings to earn a win versus the Mariners on Thursday.

He struck out six and walked two. Many daily players stacked Mariners tonight, an understandable stance: The 37-year-old Vogelsong entered this game 0-3 with a 6.61 ERA in June. He turned it around abruptly against a punchless Seattle offense which has gotten zero from Mark Trumbo thus far. Vogelsong has a stream-able start on deck with the Padres coming to AT&T Park next week, but starting him isn't for the faint of heart.
Jun 19 - 1:05 AM

Ryan Vogelsong lasted just 3 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

The D-backs got to Vogelsong for three in the first inning before finally knocking him out in the fourth. Vogelsong's five walks were a season-high. The 37-year-old is 0-3 this month with a 6.61 ERA. He'll likely head back to the pen when Matt Cain and Jake Peavy return from the disabled list.
Jun 13 - 10:33 PM

Ryan Vogelsong suffered a loss on Sunday against the Phillies, taken for five runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Vogelsong was working on a quality start until the Phillies rallied for two runs in the seventh inning. Vogelsong had put runners on the corners with two outs, then was taken out in favor of reliever Javier Lopez. Lopez allowed both of Vogelsong's runners to score on a Jeff Francoeur double. Overall, Vogelsong gave up seven hits and walked two while striking out five. The right-hander has a mediocre 4.52 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 48/24 K/BB ratio over 63 2/3 innings. He will try to bounce back at home against the Diamondbacks in his next start.
Jun 7 - 5:07 PM

Ryan Vogelsong yielded four runs (three earned) in six innings, taking his first loss since April 29 in Monday's start against the Pirates.

Vogelsong was strong over the first four innings, but the Pirates broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth thanks to a Neil Walker two-run double. It was one of five hits the right-hander served up while walking two and striking out five. Vogelsong had a terrific month of May, but still has a subpar 4.26 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP and a 43/22 K/BB ratio over 57 innings. He'll try again for his fifth win in a road start versus the Phillies.
Jun 2 - 12:58 AM

Ryan Vogelsong yielded only one run in six innings of work to earn the win in Wednesday's start versus the Brewers.

Vogelsong fell behind 1-0 on a fourth-inning RBI single from Elian Herrera but the Giants were able to scratch out enough runs to support him. He allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out five in the effort. Vogelsong has been stellar in five May starts, allowing only four earned runs in 31 2/3 innings. On the year, though, he has a 4.24 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a 38/20 K/BB ratio in 51 innings. Vogelsong will try to bring the success into June in his next start at home against the Pirates.
May 27 - 4:50 PM

Ryan Vogelsong blanked the Rockies for six innings Friday in what turned out to be an 11-8 Giants victory.

It was 3-0 after six innings, but both teams scored eight runs from there. Vogelsong has turned in four straight effective starts after posting a 9.31 ERA in three starts and two relief appearances in April. He's 3-2 with a 4.60 ERA for the year.
May 23 - 1:37 AM

Ryan Vogelsong allowed just two runs in 5 2/3 innings, though he also walked four batters.

Vogelsong was the beneficiary of an offensive avalanche by the Giants, as the team held an 11-0 lead before the Reds managed to scratch a few runs out in the bottom of the sixth via a Jay Bruce solo homer and a run-scoring double by Skip Schumaker. Vogelsong struck out two and walked four in the game. The right-hander currently holds a 5.31 ERA and 1.49 WHIP, plus a 28/17 K/BB ratio in 39 innings and will take those numbers on the road for a date with the Rockies.
May 16 - 10:37 PM

Ryan Vogelsong pitched a gem against the Marlins on Sunday, allowing just four hits and one run over seven innings.

Vogelsong wouldn't factor into the decision, as the Giants didn't pull out the 3-2 win until the bottom of the ninth inning. He struck out five without walking a batter. Vogelsong's only mistake came when he allowed a ground rule double to Michael Morse in the fourth inning. Otherwise, nothing doing for the Marlins against the veteran right-hander. After allowing six runs to the Dodgers in a rough start on April 30, Vogelsong has given up just one run in his last fourteen innings. He's pitched to a 5.67 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with a 26/13 K/BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings. A road start against the Reds is up next.
May 10 - 7:42 PM

Ryan Vogelsong delivered seven scoreless innings to earn a win versus the Padres on Tuesday.

Vogelsong had not performed well in two relief appearances and three starts coming into Tuesday's outing, but he managed to shut down the Padres, claiming ownership of baseball's best offense. The right-hander held them to three hits (all singles) and two walks while striking out four. The sterling performance lowers his ERA to 6.84 and his WHIP to 1.67 with a 21/13 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings. Vogelsong will look for a repeat performance in a home start against the Marlins next.
May 6 - 12:42 AM

Ryan Vogelsong was punted around for six runs over three innings in a 7-3 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

It was ugly. On the bright side, as it were, it could have been uglier. Vogelsong gave up three homers in the first inning and another in the third. Fortunately for him, only one runner was on base total as the four balls sailed over the wall. We can't imagine Vogelsong is long for the Giants' rotation and you should expect an upcoming announcement which banishes him to the bullpen. Vogelsong, you'll recall, was booted from the rotation after his first start of the season. Injuries to Matt Cain and Jake Peavy gave him another shot, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy can only tolerate rolling out a pitching machine for so long. Vogelsong is now 0-2 with a 9.31 ERA and 2.02 WHIP.
Apr 30 - 1:24 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Mike Leake
4Jake Peavy
5Chris Heston
6Tim Lincecum
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Hunter Strickland
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Ryan Vogelsong
9Tim Hudson