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12 Joe Panik 2B
Height/Weight: 6-1/190 | Birthdate: 10/30/1990 | Birthplace: Yonkers, NY | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: San Francisco | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 94/81 | Average Draft Position: 233.14
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Giants 2B Joe Panik records second consecutive three-hit game


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik continued his offensive tear as of late during Friday's game against the Rockies.

Panik went 3 for 4 with a walk and a RBI. The three-hit game was his second in as many games.

Over his last four games, Panik is hitting .533 with eight hits, two doubles and four RBI.


Giants 2B Joe Panik gets three hits, steals base on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik had a solid effort in Thursday's 13-8 win over the Padres. Panik went 3 for 4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored,. He also stole his third base of the season.

This was just the second multi-hit game for Panik over his last 10 contests. During that span, Panik is hitting .270 with four RBI. He sports a very fine .310 batting average on the season.


Giants 2B Joe Panik pushes hitting streak to 15 games Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik extended his hitting streak to 15 games in Thursday's loss to the Mets. Panik reached on an infield single in the first inning, his only hit of the game. He also came around to score to give the Giants an early 2-0 lead.

Panik, a New York-native, is batting .397 (25 for 63) with four home runs and 11 RBI during the impressive hitting streak.


Giants 2B Joe Panik hits HR, collects three hits


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik hit his sixth home run of the season in Wednesday night's 6-5 win over the Mets. 

Panik posted two RBI and also scored two runs of his own. He's now hitting .324/.388/.486 this season. Panik finished the game 3 for 5 from the plate. 

Panik is hitting .458 in his past five games. 


Joe Panik homers in Giants' victory


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik hit a solo home run in the seventh inning of Tuesday's win over the Mets. 

Panik went 2 for 5 and extended his hitting streak to 13 games. He homered for the first time since May 31, going deep for the fifth time this year. He recorded his 23rd RBI. 


Giants 2B Joe Panik notches three hits in loss to Phillies


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik continued to shine bright despite the 6-4 loss to the Phillies on Sunday.

Panik went 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored in the loss. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

Since May 26, Panik is hitting .387 with two home runs, eight RBI and 19 hits in 49 at-bats.


Giants 2B Joe Panik extends hitting streak to 10 games


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik pushed his hitting streak up to 10 games in Friday's 5-4 win over the Phillies. Panik recorded one hit, a double, in four trips to the plate, and also scored a run. 

During the streak, Panik is batting .359 with two home runs, eight RBI and seven runs scored. It's the second time this season that Panik has had a hitting streak of 10-or-more games. 


Joe Panik homers in Giants' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik hit a home run in Sunday's loss to Atlanta. 

Panik went 2 for 4 with a double, his tenth, and a two-run homer, for his fourth of the year. Panik's seventh-inning shot gave the Giants a short-lived lead in the game. 

The two RBI gave Panik 21 on the year. 


Giants 2B Joe Panik collects two RBI in Thursday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) With the Giants clinging to a one-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, Giants second baseman Joe Panik hit a double to drive in two runs to give the Giants a 3-0 lead. They would win the game 7-0.

The double off pitcher Brandon Cunniff was Panik's lone hit in four at-bats during the game. He also scored a run and is now hitting .296 on the season.

Prior to Thursday's game, Panik was hitting .350 with one home run and seven RBI in his last 10 games.


Giants 2B Joe Panik launches two-run home run on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik was the offensive hero for the Giants in Wednesday's 3-1 victory over the Brewers. After Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, Panik launched a two-run home run in the top of the fifth to put the Giants on top.

The home run was Panik's third of the season, all of them coming this month. 


Giants 2B Joe Panik collects three hits in first game of DH Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik recorded his fourth three-hit game of the season in game one of a doubleheader against the Rockies on Saturday. Panik went 3 for 4 with an RBI and score two runs, as the Giants held on to win 10-8.

Panik has now hit safely in seven of his last nine games and owns a .303 batting average on the season. 


Giants 2B Joe Panik gets day off Thursday vs. Dodgers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) After starting six straight games, Giants second baseman Joe Panik is being held out of Thursday's lineup against the Dodgers. Panik has been hitting well lately, batting .282 with two doubles and a triple over his last 10 games. 

But, with tough lefty Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers, Panik will cede the start at second base to Matt Duffy


Giants 2B Joe Panik receives day off Wednesday vs. Astros


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game aginst the Astros. With a left-hander on the mound for Houston, manager Bruce Bochy decided to give the lefty-swinging Panik a day off after starting 10 straight games.

Matt Duffy, who is riding a six-game hitting streak, is playing second base while batting second in the lineup. 


Giants rest Posey, Crawford, Pagan Sunday vs. Marlins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Giants catcher Buster Posey, shortstop Brandon Crawford and center fielder Angel Pagan are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.

Second baseman Joe Panik will serve as the team's No. 3 hitter, a slot that normally features Pagan, while shortstop Matt Duffy will slot into Panik's regular No. 2 spot. First baseman Brandon Belt has been bumped to the cleanup role.

The Giants are a coin flip (-105) against the Marlins Sunday.


Giants' Bochy on Panik and Crawford: 'It's fun to watch those two'


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Giants skipper Bruce Bochy is loving what he's getting from shortstop Brandon Crawford and second baseman Joe Panik, both in the field and at the plate. 

"It's fun to watch those two go, how they work together," Bochy said Tuesday, per MLB.com. "Craw is so gifted, and Joe Panik has made so much improvement defensively. They're so solid out there, offensively and defensively. They make the routine plays, and when you need a double play, they turn it as well as anybody."

The two continued their offensive prowess in Tuesday's victory over the Padres. Crawford, who was moved up to the fifth spot in the batting order, reached safely in all four of his plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. This was his third mult-hit performance in his last six games.

Panik, meanwhile, hit a solo home run, his second of the year, in the fifth inning. He went 1-for-4 on the evening. He has hit safely in four of his last five games.

"We have a great relationship," Panik said. "He makes my job easier -- just a great guy to play with. When you first get called up, a lot of emotions are running through you, the typical butterflies. The game tends to beat up on you. Then you look over at Brandon, and everything's fine.


2B Joe Panik connects for home run in Giants' victory


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik connected for a solo home run Tuesday in the Giants' win over the Padres. 

The home run was Panik's second of the season and third in his career.


Nori Aoki, Joe Panik deliver back-to-back first-inning homers for Giants


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/3/2015) Nori Aoki and Joe Panik delivered back-to-back home runs in the first inning Sunday in the Giants' victory over Jered Weaver and the Angels.

Neither Aoki and Panik had homered this season before hitting their back-to-back blasts.

"For Nori to hit a home run, OK," Panik said. "For me to hit a home run, OK. But for us to do it back-to-back like that, I don't think the oddsmakers would have pretty good odds on that one. Nori did a great job obviously, setting the tone."

"Everyone looked surprised," Aoki said of his teammates' reaction.


Giants' Brandon Belt, Joe Panik return to lineup Saturday vs. LAA


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) The Giants returned second baseman Joe Panik and first baseman Brandon Belt to the starting lineup on Saturday against the Angels. Both players received a day off on Friday.

Panik, who was the walk-off hero in the Giants' win Friday night, was back playing second base and batting second. Panik has been alternating starts with Matt Duffy over the past week.

Belt returned to first base and was batting sixth for manager Bruce Bochy on Saturday. Belt has been hitting well lately, batting .385 over his last 10 games. Although, the team is hoping he finds his power swing, as he has yet to hit a home run this year and has just five RBI.


Giants, Joe Panik walk off in ninth inning victory Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Friday's game against the Angels started out as a rest day for Giants second baseman Joe Panik. But Panik wound up being the hero for the reigning World Series champs on Friday night.

Panik came into the game as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the ninth inning, with the bases loaded and two outs. And on the third pitch of the at-bat from reliever Joe Smith, Panik laced a game-winning single into center field to give the Giants the 3-2 victory

"I knew the pressure was on the pitcher," Panik said, per MLB.com, "because with the bases loaded, he had to put the ball over the plate. I knew I was going to get a pitch I could handle."

Panik has been seeing the ball well lately, hitting .296 (8 for 27) with two double and four RBI over his last 10 games. 


Giants' Matt Duffy, Andrew Susac in Friday's lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) The Giants are going with Matt Duffy and Andrew Susac in Friday night's lineup for their game against the Angels. 

Duffy has been alternating starts at second base with Joe Panik and has been tabbed for this one. Susac is getting the start at catcher, meaning Buster Posey will play first base.

Brandon Belt is not starting as Nori Aoki is in the lineup and playing in left field. 


Giants' Joe Panik, Brandon Crawford back in the lineup Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik and shortstop Brandon Crawford are back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, the team announced.

Panik has altered starts with Matt Duffy for the last four games, with Wednesday being Panik's second start in four games. Panik is hitting .296 in 71 at-bats this season. Crawford got just his second day off the season Tuesday with Joaquin Arias getting the start.

Crawford is hitting .215 in 65 at-bats this season.


Giants 2B Panik breaks loose Thursday with three-hit game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik has sandwiched two big performances at the plate around a lot of bad ones.

Panik slammed three hits in the season opener and three more in a Thursday loss to Arizona. He was 3-for-29 in-between.

His effort against the Diamondbacks was encouraging. His biggest hit was a game-tying, two-run triple in the ninth off closer Addison Reed that sent the game into extra innings. He also singled twice.


Giants 2B Joe Panik bumped back to No. 8 hole


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Giants second baseman Joe Panik was bumped to the No. 8 hole in the batting order for Wednesday's game against Colorado, per Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Panik started all of his eight games for the Giants in the No. 2 hole, but was unable to make an impact at the plate. He batted .200 (6 for 30) with one RBI this season. Matt Duffy took his spot in the No. 2 hole.

Giants' Brandon Belt (groin) out of starting lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Diamondbacks.

Belt left Tuesday's game with a groin injury and was scheduled to undergo an MRI Wednesday. With the first baseman sidelined, catcher Buster Posey will shift to first base and Hector Sanchez will enter the game at catcher.

The Giants will also start Matt Duffy at second base and Justin Maxwell in right field Wednesday, sending Joe Panik and Gregor Blanco to the bench.


Giants left fielder Norichika Aoki batting lead off Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) The Giants Opening Day lineup will go left fielder Norichika Aoki, second baseman Joe Panik, center fielder Angel Pagan, catcher Buster Posey, first baseman Brandon Belt, third baseman Casey McGehee, shortstop Brandon Crawford, right fielder Gregor Blanco and pitcher Madison Bumgarner.

It was uncertain where Aoki would be slotted in the lineup with manager Bruce Bochy experimenting with him leading off during spring training.