Giants' 2010 blueprint rekindled by Vogelsong
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Well, see, this looked familiar. Even if the man on the mound was an unfamiliar face. Even if that seven on the scoreboard was a rather unfamiliar figure.You had to squint a bit, but this looked like 2010, when the Giants used the so-basic-it's-brilliant blueprint of quality starts to bring this city its first World Series title. Ryan Vogelsong wasn't around then. He spent the majority of 2010 pitching for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. But here in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals on Monday night, he summoned the spirit of that awesome October by turning in seven outstanding innings, walking off to the chants of "Vo-gey! Vo-gey!" belted out by the bulk of the 42,679 in attendance for the Giants' 7-1 victory at AT&T Park. "It feels good," Vogelsong said afterward. "You can start a trend with something like this." Yes, you can. Or you can merely repeat a formula followed the first time around.