Quick Hits for May 24, 2014

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TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-2, 3.62) has pitched extremely well over his last  five starts, going 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA (6er, 33.1ip), with the Giants going 4-1 in that span…he’s coming off a 7.0-scoreless inning performance last Sunday versus Miami…RHP Samuel Deduno (1-2, 3.53) has gone 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA in three starts after going from the bullpen to the rotation to replace Mike Pelfrey, who’s on the DL…Deduno’s only appearance against the Giants was 1.0-scoreless inning of relief for San Diego on April 6, 2011.

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TOMORROW’S STARTER LAST START… Madison Bumgarner set a franchise record by surrendering three or fewer earned runs in his 18th straight road start, dating back to last June 8, breaking Ed Whitson’s mark (May 11, 1980-May 6, 1981)…pitched 6.0 innings, allowing eight hits but wound up with a no-decision in SF’s 5-4 loss.

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GIANTS ATOP NL… Entering play today, the Giants’ .625 winning pct. (30-18) is the best in the NL.

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JEREMY AFFELDT… Has been one of the Giants’ best relievers this season, fashioning a 1.72 ERA in 17 games.

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MICHAEL MORSE… Has started 46 games (37 in LF, nine at 1st base).

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DAVID HUFF… Is holding left-handed batters to a .143 (4-for-28) avg. against.

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JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has started 13 of 49 games (six at 2nd, three at SS, three at 3rd and one at 1B).

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ANGEL PAGAN… His 18 multi-hit games are tied for the fifth-most in the NL and his .318 avg. ranks ninth.

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YUSEMEIRO PETIT… Three of his last five appearances have been starts.

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SELLOUT STREAKING… The Giants have sold out their last 269 regular season home games, which extends the longest consecutive regular season home sellout streak in the National League…SF’s streak is currently the longest active one in the Majors.

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