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.