Panik is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Panik is hitting .474/.524/.474 with a pair of stolen bases over his past five starts, but he'll hit the bench with a lefty in Joey Lucchesi starting for the opposition. In his place, Chase d'Arnaud is starting at the keystone and hitting second.
Panik went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a pair of runs scored in Sunday's loss to Colorado. It has been a season to forget for Panik, but he has quietly produced three multi-hit efforts with two steals while starting four consecutive contests. All seven of the 27-year-old's hits over that span have been singles. Despite the lack of power, Panik can provide help in the runs category so long as he continues to get on base and bat second for the Giants.
Panik led off and went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Braves. Panik returned to the lineup after being situated on the bench for three of the Giants' last four contests. The 27-year-old no longer starts against southpaws, and he will occasionally sit against righties to get Alen Hanson's bat in the lineup. Panik is slashing just .248/.302/.340 with little to show in terms of counting stats, so the lack of consistent playing time limits his fantasy value.
Panik is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Braves, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Panik is hitting just .200/.231/.240 across eight games this month, so he'll stick on the bench for a second straight game despite a right-hander in Mike Foltynewicz starting for the Braves. In his place, Alen Hanson will pick up a start at the keystone and hit second.
Panik is not in the lineup Monday against the Braves, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. As per usual, Panik will head to the bench with the opposition deploying a lefty starter in Sean Newcomb. Kelby Tomlinson will start at second base and hit seventh in his stead.
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