Giants to go with Tim Hudson in NLCS Game 3, Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4

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ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports that Giants manager Bruce Bochy has tabbed Tim Hudson for a start in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cardinals, and Ryan Vogelsong will toe the slab in Game 4. Bochy said, “We’re going to keep things in order” unless “things go a little crazy”.

Hudson twirled a gem in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Nationals, limiting them to one run on seven hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.

Vogelsong’s Game 4 start could potentially be a clincher if the Giants win their next two games against the Cardinals. Vogelsong held the Nationals to one run on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings in Game 4 of the NLDS.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.