Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Vogelsong makes his case for Giants' playoff rotation

The SportsXchange

Make that two solid starts in a row for San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong, who's amping it up at the right time.

Before his past two games, the right-hander had an ugly seven-game stretch in which his ERA was 10.31, and it was speculated that he could be omitted from the playoff rotation.

That would make him a long reliever as Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito get the starting nods.

Not so fast, though. Vogelsong beat the Padres 3-1 on Friday night, giving up one run and five hits in six innings.

That's exactly what he did his previous start: one run, five hits, six innings. Also against the Padres.

It'll be a tough choice for manager Bruce Bochy to leave someone out of the rotation. Cain and Bumgarner are locks, and presumably Vogelsong (14-9) is competing against Lincecum and Zito for the final two spots.

Then again, Bochy hinted recently that it's also possible to go with a three-man rotation, in which case two quality starters would be omitted.
Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Football
View Comments (0)