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:
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:
–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.