Vogelsong Sharp In Rehab Start

By Matt Cowlishaw

San Francisco Giants RHP Ryan Vogelsong was sharp in his 3rd rehab start today, going 5 innings with 5 hits 0 runs 3K’s and 1BB for the AA Richmond Flying Squirrels.  Vogelsong threw 64 pitches, 42 of them for strikes.

Mar 20, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (32) pitches during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Meanwhile in Philadelphia, Barry Zito had another road start.

Zito only lasted 3.1 innings, giving up 5 hits 4ER 2BB 2K’s and a 2 run HR to Philly catcher Carlos Ruiz.  Zito threw 82 pitches, including a dismal 45 in the 1st inning.

Zito remains winless on the road this year (not counting his “road” start at AT&T Park) with a 9.97 ERA.

Could this be the last time we see Barry Zito on the road this season?  The last time as a starter period?  Somehow I doubt it, but it is nice to see Ryan Vogelsong on the cusp of returning.