Saturday’s Pre-Gamer: Hicks sits, Romo’s not going anywhere

To kind of quote Vin Scully, if you didn’t watch Friday night’s game, “good for you!” That would include me, but I think I did a good job catching up on the happenings of last night. On the surface, you’ll have people focusing on Sergio Romo getting credit for the blown save, but at the same time, you had Brandon Hicks continuing to struggle, and Angel Pagan making mental mistakes that were concerning at the very least. The article that I linked, that also links other articles, goes through that, as well as Romo’s stats against LHH throughout his career, which are certainly being noticed by the “Romo’s not a closer” crowd. Some notes on Romo from the beat writers before I drop the lineups:

A beat writer thinks Bruce Bochy isn’t going to panic yet, so I’m going to think that that’s what we should expect, whether Bochy listens to sports radio or not. Colorado is now also without Troy Tulowitzki, who is day-to-day with an injury to his third metatarsal on his right foot. These guys just cannot stay healthy.  

As the title of the article informed, Brandon Hicks is sitting, and Ehire Adrianza gets the start.

Starter Christian Bergman is a relative unknown to the Giants fanbase, and here’s what he threw out to hitters in his first start:

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Bergman went six innings, walked two, and struck out four hitters in his only big league appearance and start against the Atlanta Braves.

Ryan Vogelsong has been all over the place in terms of results this season, whether due to mechanical flaws, bad luck, or being spot on, for me it’s hard to tell what you have in the comeback pitcher.

Date Opp Inngs DR IP H ER BB SO HR HBP ERA BF Pit Str StL StS GB
Apr 4 @ LAD GS-5 99 4.0 7 4 2 4 2 0 9.00 21 94 54 24 4 2
Apr 10 ARI GS-6 5 5.0 7 4 1 5 0 2 8.00 24 93 59 21 4 4
Apr 16 LAD GS-7 5 6.0 4 1 2 2 0 1 5.40 22 83 48 9 8 7
Apr 21 @ COL GS-2 4 1.1 6 5 3 0 3 0 7.71 13 59 32 10 1 2
Apr 27 CLE GS-7 5 7.0 2 0 2 6 0 0 5.40 24 104 59 13 15 8
May 3 @ ATL GS-6 5 6.0 5 1 4 6 0 0 4.60 26 107 64 19 13 6
May 8 @ LAD GS-8 4 7.1 5 1 2 2 0 0 3.93 27 104 64 14 6 12
May 13 ATL GS-6 4 6.0 7 4 1 8 0 0 4.22 26 96 58 15 12 6
May 18 MIA GS-7 4 7.0 5 0 1 6 0 1 3.62 27 98 62 21 8 12
May 24 MIN GS-7 5 6.2 3 0 1 7 0 0 3.20 26 107 68 26 7 6
May 29 @ STL GS-7 4 6.1 7 4 3 5 1 0 3.45 27 101 63 21 5 10
Jun 4 @ CIN GS-7 5 6.1 7 2 1 9 1 1 3.39 27 101 70 20 15 6
Jun 9 WSN GS-7 4 6.0 9 6 2 6 0 0 3.84 29 102 64 23 8 10
75.0 74 32 25 66 7 5 3.84 319
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/14/2014.

Vogey has reached the seventh inning in his last five starts, as well as getting twenty or more strikes looking in those starts. He’s still got the stuff to keep the opposition off-guard. It’ll be up to the offense to really pounce on the rookie to guard against a day where Vogelsong might not have his best stuff.

First pitch is at 1:05 PM PST today.

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