Monday, April 21, 2014

Game Wrap 4/21/2014: Rockies 8 Giants 2

Those of us who had an idea that maybe Ryan Vogelsong had turned a corner in his last start were abruptly and thoroughly disabused of that notion by a dreadful start in which he failed to get out of the 2'nd inning.  With that, this one was pretty much over before the fans had found their seats.  Key Lines:

Ryan Vogelsong- 1.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 7.71.  I tuned into the game late because of a meeting I had to attend(just as well), but I heard Charlie Blackmon's interview on the Rockies' network.  He said the HR he hit off Vogelsong "might have been a cutter, but it didn't move much."  Just a guess, but I'm thinking most of his other pitches didn't move much either.  A disastrous start for Vogey!

David Huff- 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 3.86.  Huff entered the game with runners on first and second with 1 out in the second inning.  He got a DP grounder to get out of the inning pronto.  He then legged out his first MLB hit in the top of the 3'rd by legging out a grounder to SS, but strained his quad in the process. He stayed on the basepaths and scored on a Buster Posey GIDP, but did not come back out for the bottom of the 3'rd inning.  After the game, Bochy said Huff would be going on the DL.  Baggs seems to think the Giants may bring up a hitter to replace him, but Perez apparently cannot be called back this soon, although that may not be the case in an injury situation.

Yusmeiro Petit- 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.68.  Petit got off to a rocky start to his appearance, but settled down and pitched a nice 4 innings with terrific peripherals.

Tommy Kahnle(RHP, Rockies)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.56  Kahnle was a Rule 5 draftee, I believe from the Yankees organization.  He has pitched well out of the Rockies' bullpen and was throwing 97 MPH BB's tonight.  Looks like a nice job of scouting by the Rockies on this one.

The Dodgers are being dominated by Cliff Lee and the Phillies so it looks like the Giants will remain 1 game behind the NL West leaders with an 11-9 record.

Madison Bumgarner tries to even the series tomorrow night facing another LHP in Franklin Morales.


  1. Vogey was like : I'm going to throw a 90 mph fastball belt high. Let's see what you guys can do with this thing. An excellent audition for the classic television show Homerun Derby. Poor guy. He must have known he had no chance with what he had. Back to sea level for him.

  2. I think Vogelsong will be given time to right his ship, and I hope he does soon.

  3. I am not ready to give up on Vogelsong yet, but last year was difficult and this year doesn't seem much better. The negative starts seem to be more regular than the positive ones. Its not like the Giants have someone really great to bring up from Fresno. I guess its Vogelsong or Petit. At what point do the Giants look elsewhere?

    1. Hate to say it, but, as I felt in the off-season, Vogey is done....He may get by here and there on guts, but it's about all he has left....And the Giants need to be looking at there other starting options pretty soon...Petit?..The only starter pitchin well at FRESNO is Jason Berken (who?) ...ESCOBAR had a dominant outing Sunday but needs a few more consistently before consideration..Sabean's signing of Vogey put the Giants in a difficult position...