Oct 9, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (32) pitches during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds in game three of the 2012 NLDS at Great American Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

Vogelsong Looks To Even Up Series Against Carpenter and The Cardinals


The Giants’ starting pitching has been a far cry away from what it was expected to be. Madison Bumgarner unravelded for six runs last night, and Ryan Vogelsong will look to become the first Giants’ pitcher to eclipse the six inning plateau tonight.

He will oppose Chris Carpenter, the seasonded veteren who has a stellar postseason resume. While Carpenter made just three starts during the regugarl season, he’s yet to show signs of ineffectiness coming off injury. He threw 5.2 shutout innings against the Nationals in the NLDS.

Giants

1. Angel Pagan (S) CF
2. Marco Scutaro (R) 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
7. Gregor Blanco (L) LF
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Ryan Vogelsong (R) P

Cardinals

1. Jon Jay (L) CF
2. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
3. Matt Holliday (R) LF
4. Allen Craig (R) 1B
5. Yadier Molina (R) C
6. David Freese (R) 3B
7. Daniel Descalso (L) 2B
8. Pete Kozma (R) SS
9. Chris Carpenter (R) P

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