Panik went 1-for-3 with three RBI in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers. Panik was a surprising source of RBI on Saturday, setting a season high in the category one day before the end of the regular season. It was a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing campaign for the 27-year-old, who slashed a meager .254/.307/.333 over 101 games. Despite his offensive struggles, Panik is still the leading candidate to man the keystone next year with little competition at the position.
Panik is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Panik will head to the bench with a left-hander in Robbie Erlin toeing the rubber for the Padres. Abiatal Avelino will start at the keystone and hit eighth in his stead.
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 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.