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Dustin Pedroia: Giants Second Baseman Joe Panik ‘A Winning Player’

Dustin Pedroia is impressed. The Boston Red Sox second baseman has been keeping tabs on the Major League Baseball postseason while recovering from thumb/wrist surgery at his California home. San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik has caught Pedroia’s eye. “He’s a winning player,” Pedroia recently told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. “He’s young. He’s going...
Via NESN.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friday Links: Giants, Royals set to battle in World Series

The San Francisco Giants punched their ticket to the World Series on Thursday night, after they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in walk-off fashion. With a three to one series advantage in hand, the Giants sent their ace Madison Bumgarner to the mound. The 25-year old did not disappoint, as he tossed 8 innings of three run baseball, allowing just five hits while walking three Cardinals...
Via Fire Brand AL
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants win third pennant in five years after walk off homer

The San Francisco Giants are heading back to the World Series for the third time in five years following a thrilling, absurd 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS. The insanity of this game was off the charts. The Cardinals got on the board first thanks to a Jon Jay RBI double in the third, but the Giants made it 2-1 following a two-run homer by Joe Panik. That...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants win third pennant in five years after walk off homer

The San Francisco Giants are heading back to the World Series for the third time in five years following a thrilling, absurd 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS. The insanity of this game was off the charts. The Cardinals got on the board first thanks to a Jon Jay RBI double in the third, but the Giants made it 2-1 following a two-run homer by Joe Panik. That...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards' 6th-inning miscues has Giants on verge of NL pennant

SAN FRANCISCO — The seventh inning has been home to the St. Louis Cardinals’  special blend of playoff “devil magic.” The San Francisco Giants’ answer? Beat them to it. With two quirky infield plays in the bottom of the sixth — both revolving around St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams — the Giants took the lead in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series for...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik Knocks in Go Ahead Run in Game Four of the NLCS

After the Cardinals got off to a hot start in Game Four of the NLCS and took a 4-1 lead after 2 1/2 innings it looked a little bleak for the hometown Giants. With most of the game still left to be played there was no reason to panic. All the Giants had to do was clamp down on defense and start generating a few runs of their own.So they did.Read more »
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Choating One Away

The error was almost incidental, the speeding up of the inevitable. After all, even if Randy Choate throws a strike to first base, there are still runners at second and third with one out with a left-handed Joe Panik coming up, meaning that Choate would have likely stayed in for that.  Anyone want to bet on whether he’d have gotten out [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fair or Foul: Alderson Is Executing His Strategy

Joel Sherman of the New York Post shared some thoughts on Sandy Alderson’s draft strategy and believes that his picks fits into the current philosophy for the team moving forward. Here’s what he had to say about two players making a big impact this year who were available when the Mets selected Brandon Nimmo in the 2011 draft: If you are wondering where Daniel Murphy’s successor...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Betts Makes Baseball America All-Rookie Team

Mookie Betts has been named to the prestigious Baseball America All-Rookie Team for 2014. Betts outdid such 2B stars as Joe Panik (SF), Jonathan Schoop (BAL) and Kolten Wong (STL). Said Baseball America, "Betts has all the ingredients to be a hitting star—barrel control, true plate discipline, speed, solid power." Congratulations!
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Our Ballot for the 2014 Baseball Blogger Alliance Awards!

(Explanations to be posted shortly…) Connie Mack Award (Manager): Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Don Mattingly, Los Angeles Dodgers Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates Willie Mays Award (Rookie): Jacob deGrom, New York Mets David Peralta, Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Panik, San Francisco Giants Goose Gossage Award (Reliever): Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves Mark Melancon, Pittsburgh Braves...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants get major contribution from oft-maligned farm system

When the debate turns to the best farm system in baseball, nobody can go wrong championing the Cardinals. Year after year, the Giants’ foe in the National League Championship Series churns out quality homegrown players. As it should. After all, the Cardinals invented the modern farm system in the 1920s under Branch Rickey. They have a legacy to maintain. No playoff team this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NLCS Preview: St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants

If this song and dance seems familiar, it shouldn’t be surprising. The St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants have become the most successful franchises in the National League over the past few years. The last time the NL representative in the World Series wasn’t one of these two teams was 2009 when the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the New York Yankees. Since then...
Via Cardinals Farm
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The End

Joe Panik scored the winning run after Aaron Barrett's wild pitch with the bases loaded in the 7th. Giants 3, Nationals 2: Stand pat Matt and the punchless Nats punch their ticket to the offseason. Silver lining: no soul crushing Game 5 loss this year. Plenty of heaping slices of blame pie to go around. But this sort of sums up the series: When a graphic is worth a thousand...
Via Nationals Enquirer
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALL SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 to return to the NL Championship Series. The wild-card Giants won 3-1 in the best-of-five Division Series by also scoring on a walk and a groundout. Hunter Pence turned in a defensive gem...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals find a way to lose Game 4, NLDS

The Washington Nationals season has come to an end in dramatic fashion. Aaron Barrett’s wild pitch in the seventh inning allowed Joe Panik to score from third, giving the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 lead and effectively sending the Giants into the National League Championship Series and the Nationals into winter. Wild and crazy kids! Errant pitch vaults @SFGiants back to the #NLCS...
Via KCM Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Clinch Series Against Nationals, Advance To NLCS

It took walks, wild pitches, and an incredible catch, but the San Francisco Giants were able to get that third win on Tuesday night and clinch their spot in the National League Championship Series. Ryan Vogelsong led the way, lasting one out short of six innings, as he allowed just one run on two hits against a strong Washington Nationals lineup. “I was hoping it wasn’t going...
Via BaySportsNet
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Defeat Nationals 3-2, Head To NLCS For Rematch With Cardinals

SAN FRANCISCO — Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett’s bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to return to the National League Championship Series. The wild-card Giants took Game 4 in the best-of-five Division Series and eliminated the Nationals by scoring on a bases-loaded walk...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants top Nationals 3-2, return to NLCS vs Cards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Tuesday night to return to the NL Championship Series. The wild-card Giants won 3-1 in the best-of-five Division Series by also scoring on a walk and a groundout. Hunter Pence turned in a defensive...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants close out Nationals, will face Cards in NLCS for 2nd time in 3 years

  Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to return to the National League Championship Series. The wild-card Giants took Game 4 in the best-of-five Division Series and eliminated the Nationals by scoring on a bases-loaded walk, a groundout...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch home plate umpire Vic Carapazza get hit on the head by foul ball off the screen (Video)

Yay! The only good thing to happen in the 18th inning of NLDS Game 2? That would be home plate umpire Vic Carapazza getting hit on the head by a foul ball off the bat of Danny Espinosa that ricocheted off the screen. Carapazza didn't exactly cover himself in glory last night with his strikezone (which was awful for both teams), but specifically on Jordan Zimmermann's 1...
Via Nationals Enquirer
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Buster Posey safe at home plate on tag play? (Video)

Was Buster Posey really safe at home plate on a tag play to end the top of the 9th Saturday? The San Francisco Giants were trailing the Washington Nationals 1-0 entering the 9th inning of Game 2 of the NLDS at Nationals Park. Joe Panik got a two-out walk, so the Nats pulled starter Jordan...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Panik aces 1st postseason test

In his first career postseason game, Joe Panik remained Joe Cool. The 23-year-old was not fazed by the setting or pressure of Wednesday night’s wild-card game in Pittsburgh. The 23-year-old became the fourth Giants rookie to have three hits in a postseason game and held onto a Gaby Sanchez popup despite getting whacked in the back of the head by an onrushing Hunter Pence as they...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Recap: Giants 3, Nationals 2 by Doug Thorburn

The Giants snatch home-field advantage away from the Nats behind Jake Peavy and Joe Panik.
Via Baseball Prospectus
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Go ahead, blame the Nats NLDS Game 1 loss on Bryce Harper's lack of hustle, says Thomas Boswell

Up above, video of Joe Panik's 7th inning triple that Denard Span surprisingly missed despite a perfectly timed leap at the wall -- Span makes that catch 999 out of 1000 times. Meanwhile, if the Washington Post's resident Bryce Harper hater Thomas Boswell is to be believed, Bryce Harper's lack of hustle on the play is to blame for Panik ending up on third base. Panik...
Via Nationals Enquirer
17 days ago  |  Discuss

National League Wild Card: Giants @ Pirates

How in the world do you top that? Giants Pirates 5:00 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. CF Blanco 3B Harrison 2B Panik SS Mercer C Posey CF McCutchen 3B Sandoval C Martin RF Pence LF Marte 1B Belt 3B Walker SS Crawford 1B Sanchez LF Ishikawa RF Snider P Bumgarner (L) P ...
Via Dodgers Digest
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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