LOS ANGELES – Even Hollywood's film mogul could find the script written by Joe Panik, Giants' second baseman, over the first two days to become a movie.
Panic has teased Kenley of All-Star Dodgers Jansen in the ninth inning on Friday, the only run in the Giants' 1-0 win in Los Angeles. It was a familiar scene: Panik's entry-level duo on Thursday before the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw was the only run in San Francisco's opening day win.
"This spring, I felt really good about my swing and just got that swing going in the season," said Panic. "Granted, for me as a hitter, two home games in two games from these guys, that's a good feeling, this is not something you really expect or expect to do."
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"Clayton fell a little bit down, and the ball I thought it would do hook foul, then [Panik] comes out the next night and hits one of the game's best finalists," said Giants coach Bruce Bochy, who became the first opposing coach to win 100 games at Dodger Stadium. "I've never seen it in two games, and to win the games 1-0, I've never seen that in any of my years."
In the first two games of the series, the hits were hard to reach, not to mention runs. The teams combined only three goals on Friday. Before panic's explosion, the Giants' only goal against LA star Alex Wood Brandon was Crawford's infield single in fifth.
Johnny Cueto of San Francisco led a perfect game into the seventh inning before giving a solid single to Chris Taylor on the seventh lead. Bochy said Cueto, who had 97 places over seven innings, would probably have been replaced by a pinch hitter in the eighth year, even if his perfect game bid remained intact.
"I did not even think about it," Cueto said about an interpreter. "My only concern was to go out there and put the seats where I wanted to go, if the no-hitter came, then it would come."
Tony Watson and Hunter Strickland came to each throw a perfect inning to end the victory and give the Giants an early two-game lead over their hated rival to the division.
"It's a great feeling to be in Dodger Stadium for the first two games," Panik said. "With Kershaw and Wood, two very good pitches, they've done a great job, and if we get out of here with two wins, that's a great feeling – playing against NL West teams is what every game counts for." , "
For the Giants, winning is just as important as winning profits." San Francisco's pitching staff is minus three major early in the season, with starters Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija, and closer to Mark Melancon, Everyone starts the season on the Disabled list.
"It's huge for these guys," Bochy said, "They hit a pretty good mark and lost Madison and Shark and Melancon. To get away with these two wins, that sure has a lot to do for them. "
The list of amazing facts from the game is long, just a taste of ESPN Stats & Info:
As far as panic is concerned, his Heroic deed earned during the first two games of the season, the many Dowgers have received from the Dodger Stadium fans over the years: he was booed.
"It is a good feeling to come to Dodger Stadium and in the ninth inning to make a home run and they're booing, "said Panic." That means you're doing something right. "