Vogelsong Looks to Bounce Back, Giants Look to Split With Jays: Game Preview

May 9, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (32) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park. Photo-Kyle Terada, USA Today Sports.

Ryan Vogelsong’s 2012 postseason was picture-perfect. His 2013 season hasn’t been anywhere close to perfect.

Vogelsong is 1-3 with a 7.78 ERA this year, and the Giants haven’t benefited from Vogelsong at all. Vogelsong gave up six runs and didn’t make it out of the fifth inning in his last start, a loss against the Atlanta Braves. Vogelsong will be taking on a prolific Toronto Blue Jays offense tonight, one that scored 10 runs on Tuesday night.

Ramon Ortiz, who is 0-1 with a 3.24 ERA will take the hill for Toronto. He will be backed up by a lineup with Melky Cabrera, who was with the Giants in 202, leading off. Cabrera went 4-for-5 on Tuesday night, torching the Giants. He, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and the rest of Toronto’s offense will look to outscore a San Francsico offense consisting of Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence. Guillermo Quiroz will catch for the Giants.

The 23-16 Giants can build on their 1.5-game NL West lead with a win tonight over the 16-24 Blue Jays. Toronto has a hole to climb out of, but it’s on the right track. Can the Blue Jays stay hot and win their fourth straight? Find out at 4:07 PM PST when first pitch is thrown, and stay tuned for complete postgame coverage on Golden Gate Sports.

Topics: MLB, Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays

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