Ryan Vogelsong thinks his teammates will get a little angry - not shell shocked - from getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
''We can't afford to think too much about this one,'' Vogelsong said after the San Francisco Giants lost 4-0 to the Dodgers on Sunday and fell into a virtual first-place tie in the NL West. ''If anything, it makes us a little mad and we can take it out on the Mets, the next team coming in.''
Clayton Kershaw pitched a five-hitter for his second shutout of the season, continuing his dominance over the Giants, who he has beaten seven times, including five in San Francisco.
''That's what happens when you face one of the best pitchers in the game right now,'' Vogelsong said. ''One mistake, one run, can cost you the game.''
The Dodgers (56-47) closed within one percentage point of the Giants (55-46) after returning the favor from being blanked in a three-game series at San Francisco from June 25-27. Los Angeles outscored the Giants 19-3 in this series and di...