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Bench-clearing incident between Giants, Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tempers flared and the benches cleared after San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner shouted something toward the Texas Rangers bench as the fourth inning ended Friday night. No punches were thrown, and players from both teams were kept separated by umpires. Delino DeShields had an infield popout to end the inning, flipping his bat after hitting the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants Record 17 Hits, Take Battle of the Bay Game 1 With 9-3 Win

The Giants offense stayed hot on Friday night, as eight of nine San Francisco starters recorded hits and the Giants logged 17 total as they beat the Oakland Athletics 9-3 at AT&T Park. San Francisco got their offense off to a quick start, scoring four runs in their first two innings. A three-run fifth gave the Giants a 5-1 lead, and while Oakland tacked on two runs in the seventh...
Via BaySportsNet
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Panik is Continuing All-Star Performance After Midsummer Classic for San Francisco Giants

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 20: Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants slides as he scores during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 20, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Second baseman Joe Panik has been an instrumental piece for the San Francisco Giants through the first half of the season, as the...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Can the offense carry them?

The San Francisco Giants are built differently. Gone are the days of dominant pitching, in are the days of the Giants offense. The Giants playoff hopes ride solely on their offense. Why, because the pitching staff is way too inconsistent. In 2010 and 2012 the Giants built their team around pitching and timely hitting. This was something that other teams tried to duplicate as they...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants sport colorful cleats during All-Star Game

Baseball uniforms are usually quite dour -- home white and road gray jerseys often paired with black cleats. This was not the case at the All-Star game in Cincinnati. Various Giants All-Stars sported colorful cleats. Giants orange and championship gold were the colors on the cleats of second baseman Joe Panik, shortstop Brandon Crawford and pitcher Madison Bumgarner.Catcher Buster...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Led By Unlikely Stars in First Half

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 09: Chris Heston #53 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates his no hitter with teamates against the New York Mets after their game at Citi Field on June 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Per usual, the San Francisco Giants are in the thick of the MLB playoff race at the 2015 All-Star break. Winners of three of the last five World Series...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik Taking in First All-Star Experience

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik are spending their All-Star breaks in a much different manner than they’re accustomed to, as both players are spending the week with a lot more “all-star” than “break” on their agenda. The young middle infield tandem are experiencing their first taste as All-Stars, suitably doing so...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Panik, Crawford enjoying their first time at All-Star Game

The Giants’ double-play duo of second baseman Joe Panik and shortstop Brandon Crawford are each first-time All-Stars this year. Check them out on the field and taking questions in Cincinnati.
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan dives into McCovey Cove for Giants' home run (VIDEO)

Catching a foul ball or a home run ball is oftentimes all about reaction. One fan appeared to have no second-thoughts as he plunged into McCovey Cove in San Francisco to go after a home run ball on Friday night at AT&T Park. Giants second baseman Joe Panik hit a ball into the water beyond the right field wall at the park, and a replay showed a daring fan jumping into the Bay...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan sorta jumped in McCovey Cove for Panik's homer

Joe Panik pads the Giants' lead with a two-run home run as a fan leaps jump falls over the railing to retrieve the souvenir in McCovey Cove.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
22 days ago  |  Discuss

SF Giants fan jumps into McCovey Cove for Joe Panik's HR ball (Video)

A San Francisco Giants fan jumped into McCovey Cove to retrieve a home run ball hit by Joe Panik during the seventh inning of Friday night's game at AT&T Park. Panik's two-run homer gave the Giants a 13-2 lead over Philadelphia. The ball bounced in the right field stands, then again on the sidewalk on the outside of the stadium before landing in the water. The fan didn't think...
Via Holdout Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan jumps in McCovey Cove for Joe Panik’s homerun ball (VIDEO)

A San Francisco fan took a Giants leap of faith when he dove into the chilly waters of McCovey Cove to retrieve a home run ball hit by Joe Panik Friday night. The two-run homer bounced through the stands and over the stadium walkway before landing in the drink. Security tossed the fully-clothed dude a life preserver and helped him to safety after he went overboard.And is that the...
Via The Other Paper
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' double-play combo of Crawford, Panik are both first-time All-Stars

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and second baseman Joe Panik are the first pair of middle infielders to be selected for the All-Star Game in the same year for the Giants since 2001. That year shortstop Rich Aurilia and second baseman Jeff Kent were chosen.It’s the first selection for the two players -- both sure-handed on the field and productive at the plate this year. Per the...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Giants reserves, pitchers join Posey on All-Star team

Three Giants were added to the National League All-Star team on Monday. Both pieces of the Giants’ double play combination up the middle were included -- shortstop Brandon Crawford and second baseman Joe Panik. Madison Bumgarner was named one of the pitchers on the squad. For Bumgarner this is his third straight selection, though he has never appeared in the game. The left-hander...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Giants unlikely strength

Before the season, the Giants weren’t expected to have one strength, but be average in almost every category. Instead, the strength of the Giants has been their offense. Offense heavily relies on hitting in the same inning, so runs per game can very much be different from the peripherals. San Francisco was projected to be in the middle of the pack offensively, but breakout seasons...
Via Baseball Essential
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants might have the best infield in baseball

Coming into the 2015 season, the Dodgers got a lot of attention with their revamped infield up the middle. However, not only do the Giants have a better infield than their division rivals, according to a couple of metrics, they have arguably the best infield in all of baseball.According to Fangraphs, the Giants have a higher infield WAR than any other team in the majors by a full...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Has the Best Infield in Baseball

The San Francisco Giants began the season with what appeared to be an adequate, but perhaps underwhelming, infield. Buster Posey was the star at catcher and Brandon Belt seemed like a solid young first baseman. Brandon Crawford looked to be a decent glove-first shortstop while not much was expected from Joe Panik at second — and […]
Via Fangraphs
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Duffy is baseball’s biggest surprise

Guys drafted in the 18th round aren’t supposed to amount to much. Every once in a while you get lucky, but for the most part teams are drafting for organizational depth by then: players who might move up a level or two in the minors, but nothing more. It’s where teams draft a light-hitting infielder with a .253/.305/.289 overall college slash line with no career home runs....
Via The Outside Corner
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Prospect Harrison Bader Makes His Presence Felt

The odds of a high school senior ultimately reaching the major leagues is roughly one-in-200, or 0.5 percent. Of the 1250 players drafted in any give year, less than 50 end up having an appearance at the game’s highest level, let alone a successful career spanning at least five years. Being undrafted out of high school makes the task more arduous than being elected to political...
Via Baseball Essential
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Panik’s breakthrough season

After being called up as a last resort in June of last year, the Giants were just hoping to get some league average production out of the second base slot, and Joe Panik did that. He was the two-hole hitter on a World Series team while slashing .305/.343/.368 with a 107 wRC+. With middle of the pack defense he was a huge improvement from Brandon Hicks, Ehire Adrianza, and Dan Uggla...
Via Baseball Essential
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies manager Weiss supports 2B LeMahieu for All-Star Game

Despite being among the leading second baseman in the National League in several offensive categories, the Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu is not among the top-five vote-getters for the All-Star game. Teammates and fellow infielders Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado may have more national name-recognition, but LeMahieu might be just as worthy to be in the All-Star game as these two. Rockies...
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Joe Panik the best 2nd baseman in the National League?

Ask a serious baseball fan his opinion on the best second baseman in the game, and you will likely hear the names Jason Kipnis, Brian Dozier and Jose Altuve.  Personally, I think Kipnis is king.  A compelling case for the Cleveland Indians star can be found here. But what about the National League?  Dee Gordon seems the obvious choice.  He’s having a career year for the Miami...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the San Francisco Giants have enough offense?

Even in their three World Series championship years, the San Francisco Giants have never been considered an offensive juggernaut; rather, they’ve been thought of as a team that gets just enough offense to back up their stellar pitching. But that’s not an entirely accurate portrayal of the Giants. They’ve fielded dangerous lineups in all of their championship years, even...
Via The Outside Corner
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Giants have enough offense?

Even in their three World Series championship years, the San Francisco Giants have never been considered an offensive juggernaut; rather, they’ve been thought of as a team that gets just enough offense to back up their stellar pitching. But that’s not an entirely accurate portrayal of the Giants. They’ve fielded dangerous lineups in all of their championship years, even if...
Via Bloguin Best
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the San Francisco Giants be Worried About Hunter Pence?

San Francisco Giants’ Joe Panik, left, and Hunter Pence celebrate after scoring against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in San Francisco. Both scored on a double by Giants’ Buster Posey. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) As the San Francisco Giants flounder offensively, scoring just seven runs during their current five game losing...
Via The Sports Journal
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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