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Post-Game Notes: Vogelsong dominates Padres, Posey dominates life

Plenty of story-lines to come out of tonight’s game, the least of which is the season Ryan Vogelsong is having.

Vogelsong earned his eighth win of the season by allowing only one run over seven innings pitched. Tonight marked the 18th time this season Vogelson has lasted at least six innings. He’s started 18 games, by the way.

Vogelsong had difficulty finding the plate early, walking Chase Headley in the first and hitting Logan Forsythe in the third. After a shakey fourth, Vogelsong found his stride, holding the Padres to just one hit over the next three innings.

In addition to picking up his eighth win, Vogelsong lowered his ERA to 2.26 and his FIP to 3.70.

How about Buster Posey?

He went three for four with a homerun and four RBIs. His homerun in the fifth marked just the 14th time a right-handed Giant had an opposite field homerun at AT&T Park.

The last person who had accomplished such feat? Buster Posey on July 17, 2010 against the New York Mets.

Posey, like Vogelsong, is having a career season, which is surprising given the injury he’s overcome.

“Its hard to put a value on what he means to this club,” Bochy said after the game. “We saw what life was like without him last year. He’s done an unbelievable job here the past few weeks finding ways to get the runs in.”

Indeed, his 60 RBIs this season leads the team by a safe margin and ties him for ninth in the national league.

Here’s Bochy’s full comments on Posey:

http://youtu.be/-hYwerT7Q9Q?hd=1

Sandoval’s solid play at first

Well, Sandoval didn’t do anything to quiet the Brandon Belt controversy. In fact, his play spoke volumes about his ability to effectively play first base.

Bochy spoke about Sandoval after the game:

http://youtu.be/topOECSUUY4

Stolen BASGs

–Melky Cabrera leads the league with multi-hit games, completing 45th tonight after going three-for-four.

–How about that diving catch into the stands?

–The Giants have won 12 of Vogelsong’s last 14 starts.

–Angel Pagan is now batting .218 in July, with an OPS of just .563. Should be interesting to see if he’s in the lineup tomorrow.


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Ryan Leong
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Ryan Leong

hard to hear

SantaCruzSpike
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Pablo at first is great…every now and then. My head is filled with visions of Pablo in a big game at 1B, ball in hand with a runner rounding 3rd and Pablo throwing behind him trying to get a sneaky out and the ball ending up scooting down the LF line, run scores. Contrary to popular opinion not everyone can play 1B. You need a mellow temperament ala JT Snow, Brandon Belt and/or a high baseball IQ like Will. I don’t know if I want the ball in Pablo’s hands that much. It’s a little scary. Please Brandon…start hitting again,… Read more »
Justin
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Spot on comment there from SCS. 1B is not where you stick your loose cannon infielder.

Slam
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Slam

Nate S at 1st base ?

devnull
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devnull

It’s certainly an interesting idea. Supposedly he played 3B a long time ago, but has been an OF for years. Still, it’s worth thinking about … after all if Bochey can put Huff out there at 2B ….

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