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Pregame Radio Interviews

Pregame Radio Interviews
Joe Ritzo interviews players, coaches and staff throughout the 2017 season on the San Jose Giants Pregame Show



May 22 - Mike Couchee
Pitching coach Mike Couchee offers his thoughts on Jake McCasland's most recent start, the development of Matt Krook and the make-up of the Giants bullpen

May 18 - Nestor Rojas
Manager Nestor Rojas makes his weekly radio appearance and discusses the need for a spark, the addition of Heath Quinn to the club and also shares the story of his transition from playing to coaching

May 17 - Matt Winn
Catcher Matt Winn chats about his experience in big league camp the last two springs, the art of handling a pitching staff and the team's mindset during the current losing streak

May 16 - Todd Linden
Hitting coach Todd Linden talks the impact of newcomer Heath Quinn to the Giants lineup, how Aramis Garcia has improved as hitter this year, Bryan Reynolds' development in his first full pro season and also provides a general analysis of the San Jose offense

May 13 - Jeff Tackett
San Francisco Giants minor league catching instructor Jeff Tackett joins the pregame show with thoughts on San Jose's season to date, the development of Aramis Garcia and also reflects on his favorite moments in the minor leagues as a player

May 11 - Nestor Rojas
Manager Nestor Rojas takes stock of his team at the midpoint of the first half detailing the latest pitching struggles, young players fighting through adversity and how the club can improve going forward

May 9 - Caleb Simpson
Giants pitcher Caleb Simpson discusses his most recent outing, the challenges of battling through several significant injuries in recent years and his keys to success on the mound

May 5 - Dylan Rheault
Reliever Dylan Rheault shares the story of how he signed with San Francisco last offseason, his experience playing Independent League ball and the advantages of being a 6'9" pitcher

May 4 - Nestor Rojas
Manager Nestor Rojas makes his weekly radio appearance and shares his thoughts on the recent homestand, Ryan Howard's hot start to the season, keys to batting with runners in scoring position and the Giants-Ports rivalry

May 1 - Dillon Dobson
Dillon Dobson reflects on his record-setting three-homer game, transitioning to second base this season and shares his thoughts on San Jose's powerful lineup

April 27 - Nestor Rojas
The Giants skipper discusses the ups and downs of the road trip, his experience managing Christian Arroyo in rookie-ball and the significance of Dillon Dobson's return from injury

April 25 - Mike Connolly
Giants starting pitcher Mike Connolly explains how he's evolved as a pitcher in recent years, describes the challenge of facing the same opponent in consecutive starts and reminisces about his time as a position player in college

April 24 - Jalen Miller
Jalen Miller talks the Giants ability to overcome deficits, his baseball idols growing up, transitioning from high school to professional baseball and keys to being a successful leadoff hitter

April 22 - Ryan Halstead
Giants reliever Ryan Halstead drops by the pregame show to discuss his early-season success on the mound, pitching in late-inning situations and looks ahead to his homecoming in Rancho Cucamonga

April 21 - Zack Bayrouty
Stockton radio voice Zack Bayrouty helps preview the Giants-Ports series, talks top A's prospects and gives his thoughts on the new-look California League

April 20 - Nestor Rojas
Giants manager Nestor Rojas makes his weekly radio appearance and talks the opening homestand, the routines of baseball and what his young players can learn from rehabbing big leaguers Michael Morse and Mac Williamson

April 19 - Dan Orum
San Jose Giants President/CEO Dan Orum chats about the start to the season, early standout players, the improvements to Municipal Stadium this year and exciting new promotions at the ballpark

April 18 - Gio Brusa
Outfielder Gio Brusa analyzes his early-season power surge, discusses how he learned to switch-hit, recalls growing up a Giants fan in Lodi and what it's like to play with the rehabbing Michael Morse this week

April 13 - Nestor Rojas
Giants manager Nestor Rojas reflects on the season-opening road trip, recalls the longest games he's every been a part of and looks ahead to the home opener at Municipal Stadium

April 12 - Ryan Howard
Ryan Howard drops by the pregame show to discuss the emerging team chemistry on the club, his early success at the plate, having versatility on the infield and also looks ahead to the home opener

April 11 - Aramis Garcia
Aramis Garcia talks his hot start to the season at the plate, catching all 16 innings on opening night, his experience in major league spring training and his role as a team leader

April 10 - Todd Linden
Hitting coach Todd Linden discusses San Jose's deep lineup, the successful opening series at Inland Empire and Aramis Garcia's keys to success in 2017

April 9 - Dusten Knight
Reliever Dusten Knight chats about his first appearance of the year, the 16-inning game on opening night and working as a kids baseball instructor during the offseason

April 8 - Mike Couchee
Pitching coach Mike Couchee makes his first pregame show appearance of the season and talks his time in big league camp this spring, establishing bullpen roles, how to have success on the mound in the California League and his expectations for Conner Menez this year

April 7 - Steve Wendt
Inland Empire broadcaster Steve Wendt drops by the pregame show and chats with Joe about last night's 16-inning opener, Angels top prospects and the new-look California League in 2017

April 6 - Nestor Rojas
New Giants manager Nestor Rojas describes the emotions of opening night, returning to San Jose and his hopes for the 2017 season