Ryan Vogelsong must have wolfed down an extra plate of chicken enchiladas Saturday night, because the Giants right-hander pitched the game of his life in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series on Sunday.
Two days after Barry Zito extended the Giants’ season by throwing 7²⁄³ innings of shutout baseball in St. Louis, Vogelsong took the hill at AT&T Park and forced a deciding Game 7 by tossing a gem of his own in a 6-1 win over the
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Once again, the Giants played with their backs against the wall. Once again, they lived to play another day.
San Francisco rallied behind seven solid innings from Ryan Vogelsong and another offensive show from Marco Scutaro to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 on Sunday at AT&T Park and push the NL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 today. Read More
The Giants are 4-0 in elimination games. Their goal is 6-0, which would get them to the World Series.
To have a chance at 6-0 though, they’ll first have to get through Game 6 of the NL Championship Series today.
Down two games to none in the best-of-five NL Division Series, they beat the Reds three straight times in Cincinnati. Read More
One more win and another bunch of wild-card Cardinals get their chance to repeat.
Adam Wainwright threw seven innings of four-hit ball and St. Louis roughed up Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in an 8-3 rout Thursday night that gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the NL championship series. Read More
The most significant story line for the Giants heading into Game 2 of the National League Championship Series was, without question, their heralded starting rotation’s failure to post a “quality start” to that point in the postseason. Read More
As if Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong’s story wasn’t heartwarming enough after returning to the big leagues last year following a five-year stint overseas, the 35-year-old right hander sparkled in his first career playoff start last week and will start today’s Game 2 of the NLCS.
Vogelsong said his first experience with the postseason wasn’t what he expected. Read More
Tim Lincecum was in the Giants’ clubhouse “jumping up and down” as pinch-hitter Xavier Nady’s solo homer sailed over the fence in right-center in the ninth inning to tie a game his team would win 7-5 against the San Diego Padres. Read More
If the Giants make the playoffs, Tim Lincecum will be in the their starting rotation. Don’t kid yourself. If he’s not hurt, “The Freak” will be getting the ball in October.
His 2010 postseason run, combined with the few flashes of brilliance we’ve seen this season, are all the team needs to justify such a decision.
And be sure that they’ll use it.
And be equally sure that they won’t be using Lincecum as a reliever. Read More
Ryan Vogelsong’s Sunday afternoon began with a struggle and it never got better. Read More
Former A’s catcher Kurt Suzuki’s three-run triple capped a seven-run third inning and the Washington Nationals routed the Giants 14-2 in the opener of a three-game series on Monday at AT&T Park.
The expected pitchers’ duel between the two division leaders never materialized as the Nationals sent 12 batters to the plate in the third and scored seven runs on seven hits. Read More