16 Apr 14

Ryan Vogelsong pitched well in his third game of the season giving up but one run (earned) and thus keeping the Giants in the game to have an opportunity to prevail. The Giants took that opportunity. Vogelsong struck out and walked but two while getting first pitch strikes on 16 of 21 batters in his performance.

One walk was to his opposing pitcher, Paul Maholm, in the sixth with two outs. Dee Gordon promptly tripled the pitcher home for the Dodgers’ only run. Vogelsong also unintentionally hit Hanley Ramirez on the left hand in the seventh. Examinations of the hand proved negative though Ramirez howled and left the game.

The Giants scored the run that would eventually win the game in the seventh when Don Mattingly decided to give Hunter Pence a pass to face the free-swinging Pablo Sandoval. After looking bad on an outside fastball, Sandoval golfed a changeup, breaking his bat, that found deep center field as Joaquin Arias scampered home from second.

The Giants tomorrow have an opportunity to sweep their rivals before beginning a three-game series in San Diego

The national anthem, sung by Lorelei Carlson, was proudly presented by the San Francisco Fire Credit Union serving firefighters and those who support them.