JEREMY AFFELDT… Right-handed batters are hitting .192 (10×52) and are just 3-for-their-last-23 (.130).
2014 sf giants, photo JEREMY AFFELDT… Right-handed batters are hitting .192 (10×52) and are just 3-for-their-last-23 (.130). 2014 sf giants, photo KUNG FU PANDA… Beginning May 10, IF Pablo Sandoval has raised his batting average 100 points from .171 to his current .271 clip by hitting .341 (60-for-176) with eight homers and 30 RBI.
RISPY BUSINESS… The Giants have been held to just one hit or fewer with runners in scoring position in eight of their last 10 games…during this stretch the team is hitting .145 (10×69) with RISP.
JOE PANIK… Has started seven of 10 games at 2nd base (3 errors) since being called up.
JOE PANIK… Was leading the PCL in hits (94) at the time of his call-up.
ON DECK… Following this series the Giants will embark on a two-city, five-game road trip to San Diego (three games this weekend) and Oakland (two games)…the Giants have the third-best road record in the NL at 22-15 (.595).
GIANTS-CARDINALS… San Francisco has won four of the ! ve meetings between these teams this season…the Giants have blanked the Cardinals in each of the last two games and have held them scoreless for the past 19.0 innings.
BUSTER POSEY… Has hit safely in 23 of his last 26 games, hitting .357 (35×98) over span.
TONIGHT’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Ryan Vogelsong (5-4, 3.96) was victim of the Giants’ offensive woes in his last start of Thursday’s 3-1 loss to Cincinnati…Vogelsong held the Reds to a run while striking out seven in 6.0 innings…he’s 3-5 lifetime with a 5.43 ERA in 10 starts against the Cardinals (including the postseason)…RHP Adam Wainwright (10-4, 2.01) held the Dodgers to a run and five hits over 8.0 innings in a 1-0 defeat in his last start on Thursday…the right-hander is 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA in 10 starts (also includes postseason) against SF.