Vogelsong injured himself in the Giants' half of the fifth as he swung at a fastball from Washington right-hander Craig Stammen that veered inside and struck the unlucky starter on his pitching hand. Manager Bruce Bochy and assistant athletic trainer Mark Gruesbeck briefly examined Vogelsong, who removed the batting glove on his stricken hand. Gruesbeck led Vogelsong from the field, holding the pitcher's right hand carefully in his left.
Until that point, it had been a thoroughly encouraging performance for Vogelsong. He entered the game with an 8.06 ERA, the National League's highest figure among pitchers with enough innings to qualify for the ERA title. He allowed three hits and one runner to reach scoring position.
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