When asked who has the second best ERA in the major leagues, many are surprised to hear the name of San Francisco Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. But the 35-year old journeyman takes the bump along with his 2.38 ERA against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday evening.
Vogelsong (9-5, 2.38 ERA) earned another victory in his last start after giving up four runs on five hits in his last outing, ending a streak of 15 straight quality starts.
He'd allowed four runs total in his last three starts combined, but had just one win to show for it. This is Vogey's first outing against St. Louis since May 31, 2011, when he gave up one run in five innings, getting a no decision.
St. Louis will send out Joe Kelly (2-4, 3.14). He allowed three runs on a season-high 10 hits in 5.2 innings in his last start, but still got credit for a 9-3 win. It was his first victory since June 22.
Buster Posey and Carlos Beltran continue to impress at the plate as Buster has hit five homers and scored 12 runs in his last six games, leading the majors with a .448 batting average and 30 RBIs since the All-Star break. Not to be outdone, Beltran is batting .308 with four homers during his current nine-game hitting streak.
First pitch is set for 5:00 p.m. PT with coverage on ESPN and KNBR 680 AM.
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