A quality start in Ryan Vogelsong’s return and a late-game rally were overshadowed by missed opportunities as the San Francisco Giants fell 5-2 to the Baltimore Orioles in ten innings on Friday night.
It was the first start after 69 games for Vogelsong, who made his return after recovering from a fractured right hand. The Giants’ starter labeled Friday’s quality start as “okay.”
“I felt like my tempo was in and out early but I felt like I got better as the game went on,” he said. “The fatigue set in a little bit and I was able to slow myself down a little bit easier.”
Vogelsong threw 103 pitches through six innings, walking three and striking out four. He gave up just two runs on six hits, including a mistake that turned into a home run from J.J. Hardy. The mistakes and adrenaline all came in the first three innings. From there, Vogelsong settled in, retiring nine of the next ten batters he faced.
“He really started hitting his spots well and did a great job,” ...