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.
Wily Peralta was handed his ninth loss with an ugly start against the Giants on Friday, surrendering six runs in only three innings.
The Giants kept piling up the hits, recording nine of them along with a pair of walks over Peralta's three frames. The right-hander only struck out one of the 20 batters he faced. It's his second poor start in a row after he managed to lower his ERA all the way to 3.27. It's now 3.82 and he carries a 1.35 WHIP and a 122/51 K/BB ratio with it. Peralta will make his next start at Wrigley Field against the Cubs on Wednesday.
Gregor Blanco went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, three walks, and a stolen base on Friday as the Giants trampled the Brewers.
Blanco stole his 14th base of the season in the second inning, then went yard against Marco Estrada in the fifth inning. He has shown the power stroke as of late, homering in consecutive games and in three of his last six. Overall, Blanco has four home runs, 29 RBI, and a .251/.330/.349 line.
Hunter Pence finished 3-for-4 with a walk and three RBI singles in Friday's win against the Brewers.
The Giants banged out 19 hits on the evening against the Brewers. Pence was one of four Giants to record at least three hits as well. The outfielder is having another great season, slashing .290/.343/.468 with 18 home runs, 62 RBI, and 11 stolen bases.
Joe Panik finished 4-for-6 with a double and two runs scored in Friday's easy win against the Brewers.
Panik has only played in 46 games in his young career but already has two four-hit games under his belt. He has had a strong showing since making his major league debut on June 21, batting .312/.359/.376 with one home run and 13 RBI.
Buster Posey went 5-for-5 with a triple, three RBI, and three runs scored as the Giants routed the Brewers on Friday.
It's the second five-hit game of Posey's career, and it continues the catcher's fantastic month of August. Since the beginning of the month, Posey is batting .350 (36-for-103). He singled in a run in the second inning and tripled in two more in the fifth. Posey owns a .297/.352/.472 slash line with 18 home runs and 71 RBI.
Jordan Zimmerman earned his 10th win of the season after holding the Mariners to two runs over six innings as the Nationals won 8-3 on Friday.
Rarely can one say they out-pitched Felix Hernandez, but Zimmermann got to say it on Friday. The right-hander scattered seven hits and a walk while punching out eight batters on the evening. Zimmermann has won his last four decisions and hasn't lost since July 11, posting a 2.73 ERA over his last eight starts. Overall this season, he has a 2.93 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and a 148/25 K/BB ratio. He'll toe the slab next against the Dodgers in Wednesday's road start.
Felix Hernandez allowed four home runs in a start for the first time in his career, suffering a loss on Friday against the Nationals.
Hernandez had previously given up a career-high of three, which he had done six times in his career with the most recent occurring in 2012. It was an uncharacteristically poor start from the right-hander, who gave up five runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out only one batter. Nevertheless, Hernandez's numbers remain sterling as he owns a 2.23 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and a 205/35 K/BB ratio. He'll look to rebound on Wednesday when he takes on the Athletics in Oakland.