By Joe Hughes, @VegasJoe680
The San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 8-0 to snap the Giants 3-game losing skid. Overshadowing the win was the injury suffered by Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong.
Vogelsong threw 5-scoreless innings, allowing just 3 hits and 1 walk with 2 strikeouts. He was forced to leave tonight's game in the 5th inning after fracturing his right pinky finger while fouling off a pitch. Vogelsong will undergo surgery tomorrow and is expected to miss at least 6-weeks with the injury.
“It stinks,” Vogelsong told reporters, “especially because it’s been so rough. To go out there and feel like my old self again and be throwing like that … it’s tough.”
After the game Bruce Bochy tried to sympathize with his pitcher. “It’s really a shame because tonight was the Vogey that we know, “It’s a tough one. You feel bad for him.”
The Giants combined for a seson-high 17 hits tonight, the most at AT&T Park since August 25th of 2010. Brandon Belt went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and 4 runs scored. His four hits matched his career-high.
Marco Scutaro went 2-5 with an RBI and extended his hitting streak to 18 games. Scutaro's streak marks the longest active streak in the Majors this season. He is batting .480 (36-for-75) with 15 runs scored during the streak.
With the two hits today, Scutaro recorded his 19th multi-hit game, which is the secound-most in the league. He has recorded 2-plus hits in 11 of his last 12 games and in 13 of his last 15 games.
The Giants and Nationals will get back after it tomorrow night at 7:15pm with a pitching matchup that should catch everyone's attention. Matt Cain (3-2, 5.43) vs. Stephen Strasburg (2-5, 2.83), you can hear every pitch on KNBR 680.