Ryan Vogelsong
P PIT
3 days ago

Vogelsong (3-7) lasted five innings, allowing four runs, four hits and five walks while striking out five Cubs in Tuesday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Saying he struggled with his command would be an understatement, as Vogelsong managed to throw just half of his 101 pitches for strikes. His five walks were a season high, and the most free passes Vogelsong has issued since June of last year. If the Pirates were still in contention, it's unlikely the 39-year-old veteran would have even been allowed to stick it out for five full innings. Vogelsong is slated to start the season finale in St. Louis on Sunday.

Ryan Vogelsong
P PIT
1 week ago

Vogelsong (3-6) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks Thursday while striking out seven.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong was able to bring the situation under control after giving up a walk, a stolen base and a home run to Milwaukee's top two batters in the first inning. Unfortunately, he didn't get any recompense from his offense and was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth after throwing just 70 pitches. His ERA on the season now stands at 4.85, which is above his career 4.48 mark. But on the bright side, this was Vogelsong's first outing since August 26th in which he didn't get shelled for four or more runs.

Ryan Vogelsong
P PIT
2 weeks ago

Vogelsong allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The 39-year-old righty still home gas left in the tank, but just how much is the real question. He is now 3-5 on the year with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP over 68.1 innings. Most concerning for fantasy owners is that he's allowed five or more runs in each of his last four starts.

Ryan Vogelsong
P PIT
3 weeks ago

Vogelsong (3-5) surrendered six runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

He also failed to strike out a batter and managed to throw just six first-pitch strikes to 22 batters faced. Vogelsong has now allowed 16 runs in 13 innings over his last three starts, so while the schedule has him down for a rematch with the Reds in Cincinnati on Friday, the Pirates may well decide to go in another direction for that start as they try to keep their fading wild card hopes alive.

Ryan Vogelsong
P PIT
3 weeks ago

Vogelsong struggled again Tuesday, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two in just four innings against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

There's no shame in getting knocked around by a tough Cardinals lineup, but this is becoming a pattern for Vogelsong. The 39-year-old has shown his age in his last five starts, failing to eclipse six innings on any occasion while allowing 19 runs in 26 frames over that span. He'll look to get back on track Sunday against the Reds in what will be his fourth straight start against an NL Central foe.

Ryan Vogelsong
P PIT
1 month ago

Vogelsong (3-4) gave up five runs on six hits over five innings in Wednesday's road loss to the Cubs. He struck out three and walked three.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong came into this game having drastically outpitched his peripherals -- we're talking a point and a half of difference between his ERA and FIP -- and regression came for him courtesy of the Cubs' dangerous offense. Fantasy owners who have ridden the ride this far need to hop off before they get hurt, as it doesn't get easier with the Cardinals on tap next.

Ryan Vogelsong
P PIT
1 month ago

Vogelsong (2-3) allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

He's done yeoman's work filling out the back of the Pirates' rotation in August, posting a 2.28 ERA and 17:7 K:BB in 23.2 innings over four starts, although Vogelsong's ERA is a little deceptive considering he's given up four unearned runs in that stretch. He'll next take the mound Friday in Milwaukee.

Ryan Vogelsong
P PIT
2 months ago

Vogelsong (2-2) allowed four runs on nine hits and three walks with a strikeout over 5.2 innings in a win Monday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Vogelsong failed to record a quality start for the first time in three starts since he rejoined the rotation August 4. He was undone by a pair of solo home runs and couldn't miss bats, as he drew just one swinging strike in 94 pitches. Vogelsong gave up 17 home runs in 135 innings (1.1 HR/9) as he allowed a 4.67 ERA in 2015, and his struggles in that department are still there (five HR in 39.1 innings, 1.1 HR/9). He owns a solid 3.20 ERA, but he'll have to keep the ball in the yard if he wants to maintain it.

Ryan Vogelsong
P PIT
2 months ago

Vogelsong (1-2) pitched extremely well but took the loss Wednesday against the Padres. He allowed two unearned runs on three hits, struck out five and walked one in the defeat.

EDGE Analysis

The Pirates didn't give Vogelsong any run support, as they recorded a season-low two hits, and two errors in the second inning led to the two runs he allowed. Vogelsong has given up one earned run in 12 frames since returning from the disabled list, but he hasn't won either game because the Pirates have supplied him two runs combined in those two outings. Vogelsong now has a 2.67 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 33.2 innings over four starts and 10 relief appearances this season. After two great outings, he should remain in the starting rotation.

Ryan Vogelsong
P PIT
2 months ago

Vogelsong, coming back from a layoff of more than two months after being hit in the face by a pitch, held the Braves to a single run on three hits and a walk while striking out six over six strong innings Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

He didn't receive a decision thanks to opposing starter Tyrell Jenkins matching him inning for inning, ruining a sparkling return for Vogelsong after a scary injury that required him to get eye surgery. The 39-year-old righty had the bad luck to get drilled in the face in his very first start of the year after coming out of the bullpen to start the season, but a rotation spot was still waiting for him upon his return. Now in the twilight of his career, he isn't an exciting fantasy starter even on his best days, but Vogelsong has it in him to turn out the occasional strong outing like this one. Having friendly matchups certainly helps.