Kroon worshipers – you’re going to wait a little bit longer…
Ryan Vogelsong (yes, the Vogelsong that was sent to Pittsburgh with Armando Rios for Jason Schmidt in 2001) will be called up to replace Barry Zito in the rotation who was placed on the disabled list with a mid-foot sprain. The disabled list stint ends Zito’s impressive 12 year streak of avoiding the DL.
Vogelsong has pitched well at Fresno this season (despite the small sample size), compiling 17 strikeouts and only two earned runs in 11+ innings.
It’s possible the Giants will skip what should have been Zito’s next start considering the off day on the 21st.