Ryan Vogelsong broke his throwing hand on a swing after pitching himself toward his first win in seven starts, and the San Francisco Giants returned from a terrible road trip to beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Monday night.
The San Francisco Giants’ slump is largely due to the struggles of their starting pitchers, and Ryan Vogelsong may need to turn things around quickly before he loses his spot in the rotation.
The NL West-leading Giants allowed double-digit runs in consecutive games for the first time this season.
Buster Posey hit a two-run homer and an RBI single, but the Giants were done in by the fifth inning when the Braves batted around. The Giants (20-15) fell into a first-place tie in the NL West with Arizona.
Brandon Belt hit a game-ending single to left-center with one out in the ninth, Buster Posey tied it with a two-run homer in the eighth, and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday night.
Pinch-hitter Blake Lalli lifted a long single in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the San Francisco Giants 4-3.
Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run double in a four-run fourth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 Thursday.
Ryan Vogelsong appears ready for the season to start now after working six strong innings to help lead the Giants to a 9-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday.
San Francisco right-hander Ryan Vogelsong and Milwaukee left-hander Chris Narveson each pitched six impressive innings in a neat 0-0, 10-inning tie between a Giants split squad and the Brewers on Wednesday.
Ryan Vogelsong allowed three runs on four hits in his third spring start for the Giants. Vogelsong made his last appearance before he joins Team USA for the World Baseball Classic.