Ryan Vogelsong did everything the Giants could hope for as he threw his first nine-inning complete game in San Francisco’s 5-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday evening.
Vogelsong took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but even as Juan Lagares got on base with the first Mets hit of the game, the Giants’ starter quickly induced a double play to head back to the dugout. Vogelsong faced 28 batters on Friday night, just one over the minimum as he allowed one run on two hits while walking one and striking out five.
In a game that lasted just two hours and six minutes, the Giants’ offense made quite a bit of noise to kick off their ten-game homestand. Brandon Crawford went 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, while Hunter Pence knocked in three and logged a triple as well.
Matt Duffy made his major league debut, and logged his first big-league hit and RBI after knocking in Pence in the top of the seventh inning to give the Giants their fifth and final run of the game. Duffy’s start marke...