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San Francisco Giants: Ryan Vogelsong’s Top Five Moments as a Giant

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after Hunter Pence #8 caught a ball hit by Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals for an out in the sixth inning during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 07: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after Hunter Pence #8 caught a ball hit by Jayson Werth #28 of the Washington Nationals for an out in the sixth inning during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 07: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants is removed from the game in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 07: Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants is removed from the game in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at AT&T Park on October 7, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

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.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 21: Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – OCTOBER 21: Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong #32 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

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.

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