Vogelsong adjusts to long layoff

Vogelsong adjusts to long layoff

SAN DIEGO -- Ryan Vogelsong felt no concern over the gaping nine-day break he'll have between starts, noting that he'll simply throw a little more to stay sharp.

Vogelsong, who will pitch Monday's series opener against the Dodgers at AT&T Park, said that he'll compensate partly by extending his between-starts bullpen session Friday.

"I usually throw a pretty long 'pen to begin with," the All-Star right-hander said.

Vogelsong added that he'll play more catch than usual in the next couple of days.

Vogelsong, whose most recent outing occurred last Friday against the Mets, will have the longest post-All-Star-break hiatus among any of the Giants' starters. Madison Bumgarner pitched Thursday on seven days' rest, Tim Lincecum will work Friday on five days' rest, Barry Zito will have had an eight-day break when he starts Saturday and Matt Cain will receive six days off.