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Giants-Rockies Preview

The San Francisco Giants appear to have righted the ship after an ugly beginning. The Colorado Rockies look like they're also getting on track after a week-long slump. The Giants go for their fourth straight victory Friday night as they open a six-game road trip against the Rockies, winners of two in a row after a five-game losing streak. San Francisco (7-10) has turned it around...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Win in Walk-off Style, Take Series against Rival Dodgers

San Francisco Giants including Nori Aoki, of Japan, left, and Brandon Belt (9) mob teammate Joe Panik after Panik hit an RBI sacrifice fly which scored the game winning run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) In one of the premiere pitching matchups of the young season, Clayton...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Panik hits game-ending sacrifice fly, Giants beat Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The way Don Mattingly saw it, pinch-runner Gregor Blanco was stopped by his third base coach, should have been called out on interference and never in position to score the winning run. Third base umpire and crew chief Fieldin Culbreth let Blanco stay on third despite Mattingly's argument, Joe Panik hit a game-ending sacrifice fly moments later with the Dodgers...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitchers’ Duel Ends In Giants’ First Walk Off Win of 2015, Beat Dodgers 3-2

It was a pitchers’ duel through the first six innings, as Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw faced off at AT&T Park on Wednesday night. The San Francisco Giants were able to break through in the bottom of the ninth, as Joe Panik’s walk off sacrifice fly was enough to send Giants fans home happy in their 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bumgarner made it through six...
Via BaySportsNet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Heston Dazzles Again in Giants First Home Win

The Giants celebrated the 2014 World Series win the only way they knew how – by getting their rings and finally getting their first win at AT&T Park this season as they topped the Rockies 4-1. “[Getting your rings] will definitely fire you up,” admitted starter Chris Heston. “It’s kind of a reminder of how good last year was for them. You get your ring, and then you...
Via BaySportsNet
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants quiet D-backs' bats, end 8-game skid

SAN FRANCISCO -- Chris Heston pitched into the eighth inning, Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Joe Panik had three hits and drove in a run as the Giants stopped their longest slide in nearly nine years. Brandon Crawford had a two-run homer, and...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Fall Short to Giants on Opening Day

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Tuffy Gosewisch (9) greets pitcher Addison Reed after a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 7-6. (AP Photo/Matt York) As they started their 19th season, optimistic Diamondbacks fans filled the stands of Chase Field despite taking on World Series defending champions, the San Francisco Giants...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Opening Day: Bumgarner Goes 7, Top Of Lineup Production, & Bullpen Anxiety in 5-4 Win

Happy Opening Day, and welcome back to your daily anxiety fix. The birds are chirping, the fans are cheering and snotrockets are flying. The games now count. A tough inning from the bullpen kept it close, but solid performances from Madison Bumgarner and the top of the lineup sent the San Francisco Giants home happy as they closed out Major League Baseball’s Opening Day with a...
Via BaySportsNet
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain goes 4 innings in Giants win over LA

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Matt Cain went four innings, Buster Posey and Angel Pagan each had two hits and drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat a Los Angeles Dodgers split-squad 11-9 on Sunday. Joe Panik had three hits and scored three runs for the Giants, who won their third straight for the first time this spring. Brandon Belt added two hits and drove in a run. Yasiel...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending World Series Champs San Francisco Giants Unlikely to Make Playoffs

Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides across home plate to score a run as catcher Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants applies a late tag during the third inning of a Cactus League game at Scottsdale Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) With a whittled offense and fragile starting rotation, the San Francisco Giants look unlikely to contend for a playoff...
Via The Sports Journal
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Infante continues to heat up at the dish; Royals fall to Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jake Peavy pitched five innings, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-3 exhibition victory against the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik each had two hits for the World Series champions. Peavy, who felt ill before the game, gave up three runs and seven hits. Omar Infante had two hits and drove in...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Peavy pitches 5 innings in Giants win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jake Peavy pitched five innings, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a four-game losing streak with an 8-3 exhibition victory against the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik each had two hits for the World Series champions. Peavy, who felt ill before the game, gave up three runs and seven hits. Omar Infante had two hits and drove...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers lose close game to Giants, Braun gets first hit of spring

PHOENIX (AP) -- Ryan Vogelsong allowed two hits in 4 2/3 scoreless innings, and Joe Panik and Brandon Belt homered to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Thursday. The first hit Vogelsong gave up was a single to Ryan Braun leading off the fourth. It was Braun's first hit of the spring, ending an 0-for-13 drought extended by a flyout in the first. "All great...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Vogelsong has strong outing, Giants beat Brewers 3-2

PHOENIX (AP) Ryan Vogelsong allowed two hits in 4 2-3 scoreless innings, and Joe Panik and Brandon Belt homered to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Thursday. The first hit Vogelsong gave up was a single to Ryan Braun leading off the fourth. It was Braun's first hit of the spring, ending an 0-for-13 drought extended by a flyout in the first. ''All great...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s next for Giants’ Joe Panik?

It’s safe to say that 2014 was a big year for Joe Panik. The 24-year-old rookie had an impressive .305 average and .343 on-base percentage in 73 games for the world champion San Francisco Giants. In addition to a solid regular season, Panik had eight crucial RBIs during the postseason run and – oh yeah – turned one of the best double plays in playoff history in Game 7 of the...
Via BaySportsNet
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Young Giants duo confident after playing key role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Joe Panik is young but full of confidence at spring training. It helps that the 24-year-old is the projected starting second baseman for the defending champion San Francisco Giants after a stellar half-season in 2014 that saw him hit .305 in 73 games and log five extra-base hits and eight RBIs in 17 postseason games. ''To call yourself one of 30 everyday second...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Can The San Francisco Giants’ Repeat In 2015?

Today really should be a holiday. The day that all of baseball is reporting to work. Not just pitchers and catchers, but second baseman and right fielders too. On this glorious day, let’s take a look at the defending champs, the San Francisco Giants, and their chances at a return trip to October baseball in 2015. The Lineup: CF Angel Pagan 2B Joe Panik 1B Brandon Belt C Buster...
Via Baseball Essential
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nori Aoki Should Hit Leadoff for The Giants

The San Francisco Giants officially announced on Tuesday the signing of outfielder Nori Aoki. Aoki has, over his three year career in the MLB, totaled 1531 plate appearances as a leadoff hitter and only 280 in other spots (primarily the second spot in the lineup). Sounds good, but the Giants already have a leadoff hit in Angel Pagan. Where then, does Aoki fit into this new-look...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

Small ball and pitching. We remember it, It bagged us a championship in 1969. It was a staple of competitive play in the National League in the early 80’s when Whitey Herzog’s Cardinals made all manner of problems for the rest of the league. It’s also a prominent feature of a current Giants dynasty that seems to win a World Series every other year. People talk about how good...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: San Francisco Giants

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (19) | 2013 (28) | 2012 (21) | 2011 (24) | 2010 (29) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [88-74] NL West AAA: [68-76] Pacific Coast League - Fresno (2015: Sacramento) AA: [79-63] Eastern League - Richmond A+: [73-67] California League - San Jose A: [62-76] South Atlantic League - Augusta A(ss): [38-38] Northwest League - Salem-Keiser...
Via Razzball
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jon Lester decision down to Cubs, Giants

            Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports Jon Lester is expected to choose a team soon, and make an official announcement. That announcement could come as early as Tuesday. Lester, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, has narrowed his decision to a field of two. He is, barring any late change, deciding between the Chicago...
Via Sports-Glory
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Offseason Updates

We just wanted to share a few recent site updates as we head into baseball's offseason: We have updated things like rookie status, service time and contract status for 2015. Here's the updated data for Joe Panik, for instance: As you can see, we've pointed out that his rookie status has now been exhausted and updated the other items, as well. Additionally, our free agency page is...
Via Sports-Reference
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians named Fangraphs “Far too early sleeper team” for 2015

Though we’re still a few months away from the first glove pops of spring training, Fangraphs has gone ahead and named the Cleveland Indians as their “far too early sleeper team” for the 2015 season. I think my most recent seven posts here at FanGraphs were about the Giants or the Royals or both, a necessary side effect of being a regular baseball writer during the World Series...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2015′s Far Too Early Sleeper Team

I think my most recent seven posts here at FanGraphs were about the Giants or the Royals or both, a necessary side effect of being a regular baseball writer during the World Series. Sometimes it feels like there’s only so much you can say about James Shields or Joe Panik or Lorenzo Cain, but really, why […]
Via Fangraphs
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Nye the 'Science Guy' gives physics lesson on controversial World Series play

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik made a phenomenal stop on Eric Hosmer's grounder up the middle in the third inning of Wednesday night's World Series Game 7, then flipped it shortstop Brandon Crawford for a shot at a double play. The umpire initially called Hosmer safe, who tried to beat the throw by diving for the bag, but the call got reversed after review. Bill Nye...
Via Fox Sports
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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