Sunday, February 1, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Vogelsong stifles Mets in Giants’ 5-1 win

By
From page B1 | August 02, 2014 |

Hunter Pence

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence hits a two-run triple during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK — Ryan Vogelsong’s strategy in the dugout before the ninth inning was simple: keep quiet.

Tired but eager for a shot at his first nine-inning complete game, the right-hander chose not to answer his coaches when asked how he was feeling.

He was just fine, finishing off his second career complete game with a perfect ninth to lead the San Francisco Giants to a swift 5-1 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid.

“I just kind of didn’t answer them because I didn’t want to come out,” said Vogelsong, who had a six-inning complete game against the Cubs in 2011. “It was something I wanted to do.”

Vogelsong (6-8) faced 28 batters, one over the limit, allowing Juan Lagares’ soft single leading off the sixth and Lucas’ Duda’s 20th homer to start the eighth. In ending a five-decision losing skid, he walked one and got two double plays. Vogelsong threw 102 pitches in the game that took 2 hours, 6 minutes.

Brandon Crawford had a run-scoring single, Matt Duffy an RBI single for his first big league hit and Hunter Pence added a two-run triple and RBI groundout off Jonathon Niese (5-7) for San Francisco.

The Giants were coming off a horrid homestand in which they lost five of six to fall out of first place in the NL West. They improved to 30-20 on the road.

“We normally play very well at home,” Bochy said. “We just have a tough time scoring runs there. I don’t know what to do to change it but we’re working on it.”

After giving Vogelsong no run support in five of his last six outings, the Giants got on the board in the second thanks in part to Niese’s throwing error.

Juan Perez led off with a double. Gregor Blanco then bounced back to Niese. The left-hander tried to nab Perez, who got caught off second, but he bounced the throw and Perez raced into third. Crawford followed with an RBI single and Pence drove in another with a grounder.

“It’s unfortunate, because that’s a situation where I can’t make a mistake, and I did,” Niese said. “Just made a mistake and paid for it, costing us runs and, ultimately, the game.”

Pence tripled to right-center after Crawford tripled down the right field line and Vogelsong was hit by a pitch in the seventh. Pence was 4 for 33 coming in.

Niese pitched 8-plus innings and allowed nine hits and five runs — three earned. He hit two batters.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: Right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow. He still is not sure when he will have the operation but Bochy thinks the former ace is done for the season. Recovery is about three months.

Mets: Ace Matt Harvey threw off the mound for first time since having Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22. He made 15 pitches at about 60 percent effort. Harvey still is hoping for a possible return in late September. “I’m not writing 2014 out, but there’s still a lot more to go and a lot more to prove in order to be healthy enough to come back,” Harvey said.

UP NEXT

Giants: Right-hander Jake Peavy (0-1) will make his second start for San Francisco. Peavy has lost his last 10 decisions — nine with Boston — but has had success at Citi Field. He is 2-0 with a 3.09 ERA against the Mets in Queens.

Mets: Right-hander Jacob deGrom (5-5) has won four straight starts. According to research by the Elias Sports Bureau, he is one of four rookie pitchers since 1982 to win four consecutive starts of six innings or more while allowing no more than one run. The others are Roy Oswalt, Jered Weaver and Cain.

DOUBLE BUMP

The Giants promoted Duffy and outfielder Jarrett Parker from Double-A Richmond to take the roster spots of Dan Uggla and Tyler Colvin, who were designated for assignment. Duffy started at second base and singled in a run in the seventh for his first career hit. He rounded first with a big grin as Pablo Sandoval, near the on-deck circle called for the ball. “I didn’t have as many nerves as I thought I would,” Duffy said.

RUN REVERSAL

The Giants have scored 12 runs in their two wins after scoring six total in the six straight losses.

12 FIRST BASEMEN WITH 20

Duda became the 12th Mets first baseman to reach 20 homers in a season. Ike Davis, whom New York traded to Pittsburgh after giving Duda the starting role, was the most recent in 2012.

 

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Recent Articles

  • Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • .

    Solano News

     
    Fire Department honors top firefighters

    By Bill Hicks | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

     
     
     
     
    4th annual Health and Wellness Fair a big success

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Banish dry skin this winter

    By Sarah Porkka | From Page: C4, 1 Comment

    Chocolate: A long journey to deliciousness

    By Karen Metz | From Page: C4

     
    County board to consider DA reorganization plan

    By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A5

    Eurozone offers lesson in debt

    By Mark Sievers | From Page: B7

     
    Rodriguez graduate completes basic training

    By Nick DeCicco | From Page: B10

     
    Fairfield police log: Jan. 30, 2015

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

    Suisun City police log: Jan. 30, 2015

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

     
    .

    US / World

    From ocean to ocean, through the Panama Canal

    By The Associated Press | From Page: C1

     
    NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

     
    Man arrested after body parts found in suitcase

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

    Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

     
    ‘Rolled Sleeves Bandit’ tied to 7 bank robberies in custody

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

    Bay Area agency accuses former official of embezzling $1.3M

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

     
    Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in US

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

    California health care contract fight resolved

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

     
     
    Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world

    By The Associated Press | From Page: C6

     
    Letter with suspicious powder received at Samaritan’s Purse

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

    Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

     
    Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

    Airport authorities: Traveler beats homeless man with chair

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

     
    Kerry: ‘Enormous interest in new relationship with Cuba

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

    From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

     
    5 given preliminary charges over jihadi network in France

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

     
    Fire devastates major Russian library, threatens rare texts

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

    Swiss police: 4 dead after avalanche hits group of skiers

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

     
    Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills at least 13

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

     
    Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

    Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

     
    British actress Geraldine McEwan dies at age 82

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

    Greek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debts

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

     
    Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

     
    .

    Opinion

     
    Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 1, 2015

    By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

     
    Sound off for Feb. 1, 2015

    By Daily Republic | From Page: A8

     
    .

    Living

    Community Calendar: Feb. 1, 2015

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

     
    Today in History: Feb. 1, 2015

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Prayer, commonly misunderstood

    By The Rev. Rick L. Stonestreet | From Page: C3, 7 Comments

     
    Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

    By The Associated Press | From Page: C3

     
    Horoscopes: Feb. 1, 2015

    By Holiday Mathis | From Page: C4

    Volunteer or visit because February is National Salute to Veteran Patients

    By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: C4

     
    .

    Entertainment

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

     
    Review: ‘First Bad Man’ is Miranda July’s debut novel

    By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

     
    Lorrie Moore nominated for short story prize

    By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

    New book to feature unpublished Hemingway conversations

    By The Associated Press | From Page: C2

     
    TVGrid

    By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B11

    .

    Sports

    Mustangs win the whole Encalada

    By Marcus Lomtong | From Page: B1, 1 Comment | Gallery

     
    Super Bowl the final act of the NFL’s worst season

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

    Lowest prices on last-minute Super Bowl tickets near $9,000

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

     
    Seau, Bettis, Brown, Haley, Shields voted into Hall of Fame

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    Rodgers wins MVP, Watt unanimous top AP defensive player

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

    Lydia Ko takes No. 1 spot at 17, Na Yeon Choi wins opener

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    Laird takes a 3-shot lead in Phoenix Open

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

    .

    Business

    On the money: Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

     
    Small talk: NFL players find second careers as entrepreneurs

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

    Recalls this week: space heaters, orbital sanders

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

     
    Sumptuous seaside hotel sells for record-shattering $360M

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

    Review: Open e-book format comes with headaches

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Anthony Neal Hunley

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

     
    Frank Z. Perez

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

    Flora Mae Brooks

    By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

     
    Lester Singer

    By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

    .

    Comics