Panik is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Panik has been red hot at the plate, hitting .442/.489/.605 with one home run and just three strikeouts in 43 at-bats this month. Nonetheless, he takes a seat in favor of Kelby Tomlinson, who will start at second base and hit eighth against Yu Darvish.
Panik collected three hits (all singles) in five plate appearances Tuesday against the Dodgers. One of Panik's three hits was against the best southpaw in the game, Clayton Kershaw, which is no easy feat for fellow left-handed batters. The 26-year-old has cooled off after his historic series at Coors Field last week, but he is still providing value with a .286/.346/.422 slash line while batting second for the Giants.
Panik stayed red-hot Wednesday, going 5-for-6 with two doubles, two RBI and a trio of runs scored in a win over Colorado. The 26-year-old tied an MLB record for hits in a three-game series with 12 base knocks in Colorado. It would be easy to write this off as a hitter benefiting from the "Coors effect," and while that may ultimately be the case, it is worth noting that Panik was advised by hitting coach Hensley Meulens to choke up on his bat to shorten his swing prior to the series, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Panik went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's 9-6 loss to Colorado. Panik has turned things around at the plate with seven hits in his past two games after going 2-for-18 over his previous five. He's not the first hitter to catch fire at Coors Field, so be prepared for a decline after this three-game set concludes Wednesday.
Panik went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's loss to the Rockies. Panik went deep in his first at-bat of the contest and went on to add a pair of hits to round out a solid day at the dish. The 26-year-old is showing no ill effects of the concussion that sidelined him last month, contributing three homers and a .278 batting average since returning Aug. 25. Panik has reached the 10-homer mark in consecutive seasons, affirming himself as a middle-infield option in deeper formats.
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