May 15, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (32) throws against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Vogelsong Struggles Again As Giants Get Pummeled By Blue Jays


The San Francisco Giants’ trip to Toronto surely wasn’t a memorable one. Wednesday, Ryan Vogelsong pitched just two innings and allowed eight runs (three earned), as the Giants lost 11-3.

After surrendering six runs in the first inning Tuesday, the Giants allowed five Wednesday. None of those five runs were earned, thanks to two errors–Marco Scutaro dropped a pop-up with one out, and Angel Pagan dropped a sharp line drive two batters later. Adam Lind delivered the knock-out punch with a two-run homer, which, to clarify, wasn’t earned.

Vogelsong gave up another homer In the second inning, as J. P. Arencibia launched a two-run homer into the second deck at Rogers Centre, a booming shot off the crack of the bat. Prior to Arencibia’s home run, Jose Bautista drove in Melky Cabrera, who led off the inning with a double.

Vogelsong’s brief but strenuous outing required 64 pitches. He allowed six hits, walked two and struck out one in his shortest outing of the year. Through eight starts, his ERA sits at 8.06.

On the other side, the Giants’ bats had no answer for Ramon Ortiz, who was making his second start of the season. With the exception of Pablo Sandoval’sacrifice fly in the first, Oritz pitched seven clean innings, allowing six hits against only one walk.

San Francisco managed to muster two runs in the eighth inning off reliever Mickey Storey. Buster Posey doubled in a run, and Brett Pill, making his season-debut after being called up a couple days earlier, hit a sacrafice fly.

Chad Gaudin relieved Vogelsong to pitch 3.1 innings. He allowed three earned runs and walked three. Jose Mijares and Javier Lopez combined to pitch 2.2 shut-out innings.

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