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Ryan Vogelsong | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/22/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 214
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Kutztown State (PA)
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Ryan Vogelsong picked up his eighth win of the season, holding the Brewers to two runs over seven innings as the Giants enjoyed a cakewalk 13-2 victory on Friday.
Vogelsong had a 3-0 lead after the first inning and an 8-1 lead after four, so it was a very stress-free night. The right-hander yielded only four hits and a walk while striking out seven, resulting in his first win since August 6. Vogelsong will take his 3.73 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 128/44 K/BB ratio into a start at Coors Field against the Rockies on Wednesday. Aug 30 - 1:48 AM

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Ryan Vogelsong allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Sunday.

Vogelsong allowed four hits and walked four in the game, and he exited before the Nationals got busy hanging 11 runs on the Giants bullpen. The no-decision leaves Vogelsong's record at 7-9, and he owns a 3.78 ERA through 26 starts. He'll next take the mound Friday against the Brewers.
Aug 24 - 6:30 PM

Ryan Vogelsong took a loss on Thursday, allowing four runs over two innings, as play was resumed from Tuesday and the Cubs defeated the Giants by a 2-1 margin.

Play was halted after Vogelsong had allowed two runs through four innings, both on Anthony Rizzo's first-inning, two-run home run. It proved to be the deciding factor. Vogelsong did not pitch on Thursday, finishing the game having allowed three hits and two walks while striking out four. He'll take a 3.73 ERA and a 122/41 K/BB ratio into Sunday's road start against the Nationals.
Aug 21 - 8:34 PM

Ryan Vogelsong served up two runs on three hits over seven innings of Tuesday's no-decision opposite the White Sox.

Vogelsong struck out five and issued a pair of free passes. He had won two straight, allowing a total of two runs and nine hits over 15 innings, after going 0-5 with a 4.01 ERA over his previous six starts. Vogelsong (7-8, 3.71 ERA) has a decent matchup on deck against the Cubs at Wrigley.
Aug 13 - 1:53 AM

Ryan Vogelsong held the Brewers to one run in six innings Wednesday in a victory.

Carlos Gomez's leadoff homer was the only damage. After giving up eight runs -- seven earned -- and 19 hits over nine innings in his first two starts back from the All-Star break, he's allowed a total of two runs and nine hits over 15 innings in the last two.
Aug 7 - 12:49 AM

Ryan Vogelsong allowed just two hits in a complete game 5-1 win over the Mets on Friday night.

It was the second complete game of his career and his first of the nine-inning variety. Vogelsong needed 102 pitches to go the distance, walking just one batter while striking out five. This was his first win since way back on June 21, which brings him to 6-8 with a 3.74 ERA for the year. He'll try to keep it going next week against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Aug 1 - 9:44 PM

Ryan Vogelsong was pulled after allowing four runs -- three earned -- and 11 hits in three-plus innings Monday against the Phillies.

It was an odd night at the ballpark, with the Giants and Phillies combining for 29 hits, 26 of them singles. All 11 that Vogelsong allowed were one-base hits. He didn't walk anyone and he struck out three, but there just wasn't any escape for him tonight. He was mostly just fortunate to end up with his ERA relatively intact.
Jul 21 - 11:17 PM

Ryan Vogelsong served up three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings of a Monday loss to the A's.

Vogelsong struck out four and walked two. This loss continued an infuriatingly inconsistent season from the veteran, who posted a 5.40 ERA in April, a 2.29 ERA in May, a 5.08 ERA in June, and then pitched well in yielding two runs over seven innings in his first July start against the Cardinals. It all adds up to a 5-6 record and 3.92 ERA. Vogelsong takes on the Diamondbacks this weekend.
Jul 8 - 1:21 AM

Ryan Vogelsong pitched well but was stuck with a loss on Wednesday, allowing two runs over seven innings while striking out eight Cardinals in a 2-0 setback.

Vogelsong limped out to a 5.40 ERA in April, had a superb May in which he went 3-1 with a 2.29 ERA, and then regressed in June to a 2-2 record and 5.08 ERA. He brought his good stuff to the park tonight, walking only one and holding St. Louis in the yard, but couldn't match Adam Wainwright. Despite Vogelsong's inconsistencies, he's collected a solid 3.86 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
Jul 3 - 1:09 AM

Ryan Vogelsong was stuck with an unfortunate loss after hurling six innings of one-run ball against the Reds on Thursday.

Vogelsong scattered five hits and didn't walk a batter, striking out seven. The veteran's success was a bit unexpected, as he came in a shaky 1-1 with a 7.31 ERA over his last three starts, the last two of which he failed to exceed five innings worked. That's the problem with Vogelsong, even when he's pitching as well as he has been in 2014: It's difficult to trust him start-to-start in mixed leagues. Vogelsong (5-4, 3.96 ERA) will stare down Cardinals' batters on Wednesday.
Jun 27 - 1:07 AM

Ryan Vogelsong served up six runs on nine hits over six innings of a Monday loss to the Nationals.

Vogelsong, whose ugly career 8.74 ERA against Washington prior to tonight managed to get worse, punched out six and issued two free passes. He had been on a roll recently, entering this start 3-0 with a 2.05 ERA over his last four outings, having whiffed a career-high nine in his last game against the Reds. On the bright side, Vogelsong extended his streak of working at least six frames to nine straight outings. The veteran, now 4-3 with a 3.84 ERA, hosts Colorado on Saturday.
Jun 10 - 1:39 AM

Ryan Vogelsong improved to 4-2, allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

Aside from a shaky third inning in which he allowed a solo home run to Todd Frazier and an RBI double to Jay Bruce, Vogelsong was strong. The right-hander allowed seven hits, walked one, and struck out nine. The 36-year-old has had a fine season, now sporting a 3.39 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 60/23 K/BB ratio in 69 innings. Vogelsong will face the Nationals at home in his next start.
Jun 4 - 10:36 PM

Ryan Vogelsong took the no-decision, allowing four runs over 6 1/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

Vogelsong entered Thursday's outing with quality starts in five of his last six outings. He struggled against the Cardinals, allowing seven hits along with three walks while striking out five. Now with a 3.52 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP, he'll go after his fourth win in his next start against the Reds on the road.
May 29 - 11:38 PM

Ryan Vogelsong blanked the Twins for 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven, to pick up a win on Saturday.

Vogelsong looked done two months ago. He looked pretty well done one more ago. Yet now he's allowed a total of six runs in his last six starts, lowering his ERA from 7.71 to 3.20. We still don't trust him entirely, but there aren't more than one or two guys pitching better than he is right now.
May 25 - 1:12 AM

Ryan Vogelsong earned the win with seven shutout innings against the Marlins as the Giants went on to win 4-1 on Sunday.

The Marlins, without Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup, weren't able to get much going offensively against Vogelsong. The right-hander allowed only five hits and a walk while striking out six, lowering his ERA to 3.62. Vogelsong will go for his third win next weekend against the Twins at home.
May 18 - 7:34 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Matt Duffy
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Michael Morse
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
3Ryan Vogelsong
4Jake Peavy
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Tim Lincecum