May 4, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (32) is pulled from the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning at AT&T Park. Photo: Cary Edmondson, USA Today Sports.

Vogelsong Looks to Bounce Back Against Red-Hot Braves: Game Preview


 

Ryan Vogelsong was dominant in the 2012 playoffs. In 2013, he hasn’t been too good.

Vogelsong is 1-2 with a 7.20 ERA, and he’s coming off of a horrific start in which he allowed seven runs. He will be going up against Julio Teheran (who has a 5.08 ERA) and a talented Atlanta offense tonight in the first game of the year between the Braves and Giants. The Braves started the year hot and currently stand at 20-13.

Teheran has a 2.19 ERA in his last two starts, so he has been throwing the ball well lately. He will be backed up by an offense with the 12th-most runs in the league and the 19th-best batting average, one that started the year on fire. The Braves have cooled down a bit, but they’re still hard to beat.

San Francisco’s pitching staff has struggled a bit, but the offense has scored the 11th-most runs in the league. The team’s batting average (.261) is also eighth in the league, so the Giants are doing a nice job on offense. San Francisco is coming off of a dramatic walk-off win over the Phillies, and it has won seven of its last nine games.

Can the Giants keep the momentum going, and can Vogelsong get back on track? Find out when the first pitch is thrown at 7:15 PM PST, and make sure to check back on Golden Gate Sports for complete postgame analysis.

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