Moment Number 3: 2012 NLCS Game 2
After pitching in an elimination game for his postseason debut, Vogey got to pitch in game two of the championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals. He was dominant and had the Cardinals hitters off balance all night. The Giants evened up the series at 1-1 behind the masterful performance from Vogelsong going seven innings and only allowing one run. The Giants won 7-1 and the phrase “Vogelstrong” was born.
Moment Number 2: 2012 NLCS Game 6
With the Giants down in the series 3-2 they turned to Vogelsong once again to live another day. In the NLDS againsnt the Cincinnati Reds, Vogelsong pitched the game three elimination game with the Giants down 2-0 in that series. He kept the Giants in the game enough to eventually win in extras in that game. Was he able to do it again? He sure did.
The Cardinals couldn’t touch him. Once again he delivered a one run seven inning performance with nine strike outs to go along with it. The Giants jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after two innings allowing Vogelsong to relax as he cruised through the game leading the team to a pivotal winner-take-all game seven.