DENVER (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong struggled through a rough first inning. He couldn't get out of the second.
Vogelsong was tagged for three of the Rockies' five home runs in his shortest outing as a Giant, and Colorado beat San Francisco 8-2 on Monday night.
"I just didn't throw good pitches," Vogelsong said. "I never got into a rhythm. I just didn't throw the ball where I wanted to and how I wanted to."
The Rockies got to Vogelsong for five runs on six hits in 1 1-3 innings, and afterward, Vogelsong was as hard on himself as the Rockies were on him.
"I'm definitely not happy about it. It's embarrassing really," Vogelsong said.
He answered bluntly when asked what he could do differently next time out. "Throw better," he said.
Charlie Blackmon hit the first of his two home runs off Vogelsong in the second inning. Nolan Arenado and Wilin Rosario also connected off Vogelsong in the Rockies' four-run first.
"He just could not get the ball where he wanted," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It was getting away from him, getting up in the zone. They took advantage of it."
David Huff, who relieved Vogelsong in the second inning, strained his left quad running out an infield single leading off the third inning, his first major league hit. Huff was replaced in the bottom of the third by Yusmeiro Petit and was scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.
Bochy said, however, that Huff, one of the team's long relievers, may miss some time.
"It doesn't look good," he said. "He's going to get an MRI (Tuesday). He did a pretty good job on it. I think we can answer this better tomorrow but more than likely he's heading to the DL."