Saturday, June 9, 2012
Matchup: Scott Feldman vs. Ryan Vogelsong
By Clint Foster
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-- The second game of this three-game series between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants features RHP Scott Feldman vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong at 3:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. A quick look at the matchup:
Feldman (0-4, 7.01): The 29-year-old is the first Texas pitcher to lose four consecutive starts since Matt Harrison on April 20-May 6, 2011. ... Feldman became the first Rangers pitcher to allow multiple eight-run innings in a career (including a club-record 10-run first inning on Aug. 12, 2008 at Boston). ... Has yet to complete five innings this season, exiting one out shy of five twice (both after E5's on Adrian Beltre that could have ended the inning). ... Lost his only career start vs. Giants in a June 19, 2009 (6 IP, 5 ER) matchup with Randy Johnson. ... Made two relief appearances against Giants in 2006, getting credit for the loss in one (first of two straight losses to S.F.). ... Has one run, two hits, and no walks in 14 career at-bats. ... Is a San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors fan.
Vogelsong (4-2, 2.38): The 34-year-old leads the Giants and is fifth in the NL in ERA. ... The 2011 MLB All-Star plays his best ball at home, posting a 1.52 ERA and holding hitters to .199 at AT&T Park compared to his 3.71 ERA on the road this year. ... Has pitched seven shutout innings against the AL this year. ... Has faced only three current Rangers hitters, allowing three hits, one walk and a .273 batting average. ... Has never faced the Rangers.
Hitters: Current Giants are 4-for-18 against Feldman. ... Melky Cabrera is 2-for-6. ... Aubrey Huff is 1-for-6 with one RBI. ... Rangers hitters are 3-for-11 against Vogelsong. ... Yorvit Torrealba is 2-for-3 with one RBI and one walk.
Up Next: RHP Alexi Ogando (1-0, 2.27) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (2-6, 5.83), Sunday at 3:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW.