The San Francisco Giants took 2-out-of-3 from the Dodgers over the weekend to extend their lead in the NL West to 5.5 games. They then flew to Colorado and dropped game 1 of the series to the Rockies. The lead in the NL West is now down to 5 games.
Catcher Buster Posey is coming off back-to-back games where he is showing he’s MVP worthy in the National League. Sunday Posey was 2-for-4, with a solo homer. Monday he was 3-for-5 with another homer (21st, team leader). Posey has made a strong case for himself as the possible NL MVP since the All Star break. He’s currently hitting .330 with 21 homers, 89 RBI and 67 runs scored.
Prior to last nights game, Ryan Vogelsong had a career 5-0 record against the Rockies with a 1.80 ERA. However, last night he took the loss and gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings pitched. He’s not the same pitcher he was in the 1st half of the season right now. Vogelsong has a 9.57 ERA in his last 6 starts. His overall record is 12-8 with a 3.40 ERA on the season. Let’s hope he can turn this around before the playoffs, or he can end up pushing himself out of a starting role in the playoffs.
Sunday night’s winning pitcher Barry Zito (11-8) managed to match his season-high wins in a Giants uniform by getting his 11th win. Who would have thought Zito would have more wins than Tim Lincecum (8-14)?
Pitcher Clay Hensley is eligible to come off the DL today. Outfielder Xavier Nady who’s been nursing a hamstring injury will likely get back in the starting lineup this weekend in Arizona. He is available to pinch hit in this series with the Rockies.
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~King of Cali (Steven)
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