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Pregame Radio Interviews

Pregame Radio Interviews
Joe Ritzo interviews players, coaches and staff throughout the 2018 season on the San Jose Giants Pregame Show

 

 

August 14 - Willie Romero
Hitting coach Willie Romero reflects on his first year in the Giants organization, shares why he enjoys working with players at the High-A level and talks most improved hitters this season, including Jalen Miller, Wander Franco, Jacob Heyward and Bryce Johnson

August 13 - Tanner Murphy
Catcher Tanner Murphy joins the pregame show to talk battling through late-season fatigue, how he's adjusted to a new organization this year, his relationship with pitchers and the desire to finish strong

August 11 - Ian Gardeck
Pitcher Ian Gardeck shares his story of "900 days on the disabled list" as he rehabbed from two Tommy John surgeries, talks his emotional return to the Municipal Stadium mound this week, the winning culture of the 2015 San Jose team and looks forward to his brother's NFL debut tonight

August 10 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava talks the club's recent power surge, how Wander Franco has improved as a hitter this season, the signs of fatigue he looks for from young players and previews the crucial series in Stockton

August 8 - Dave Hansen (Part 2)
Part 2 with San Francisco Giants minor league hitting coordinator Dave Hansen on most improved San Jose hitters this season and the latest on top prospects Joey Bart and Heilot Ramos

August 7 - Dave Hansen (Part 1)
Part 1 with San Francisco Giants minor league hitting coordinator Dave Hansen on his path to the Giants organization this year, building relationships with young hitters and the challenges of the California League

August 6 - John Gavin
San Jose native and newest Giants pitcher John Gavin talks returning home, his debut outing in the California League, memories of attending SJ Giants games growing up and pitching at Muni while in high school

August 4 - DJ Myers
Pitcher DJ Myers reflects on his successful start last night, how to pitch for the double play, going back-and-forth between the rotation and the bullpen and what he's learned this season in San Jose

August 2 - Lipso Nava
Weekly interview with manager Lipso Nava on giving Logan Webb the news of his promotion on the mound during a game, the emergence of Carlos Sano in the starting rotation and goals for the final month of the season

August 1 - Trevor Horn
Pitcher Trevor Horn chats about joining the Giants from rookie-ball, his draft experience two months ago, the difference between college and pro hitters and memories of SF spring training games growing up in Scottsdale

July 31 - Matt Yourkin
Giants pitching coach Matt Yourkin shares his thoughts on Logan Webb's promotion to Double-A, next steps for the top prospect, the addition of John Gavin to the starting rotation and the San Jose pitching staff battling through late-season fatigue

July 27 - Steve Wendt
Inland Empire 66ers broadcaster Steve Wendt joins the pregame show to discuss the upcoming Sixers-Giants series, top prospects and the California League playoff race

July 26 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava looks back on last night's walk-off win, shares his reasoning behind the recent changes to the batting order and talks Joey Marciano's transition from Augusta to San Jose

July 25 - Mac Marshall
Mac Marshall discusses his return to the starting rotation this week, how he's improved mentally on the mound this season, his preparation in-between outings and the benefit of going through a similar routine as Logan Webb this year

July 23 - Bryce Johnson
Giants center fielder Bryce Johnson talks his recent adjustments at the plate, learning to switch-hit while in college and how the team stays loose during the "dog days" of the season

July 20 - Johneshwy Fargas
Outfielder Johneshwy Fargas talks the art of stealing bases, his experience at the California League All-Star game last month and having the chance to pitch earlier this season

July 19 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava makes his weekly pregame appearance to discuss the recent series win over Visalia, the club's offensive surge, provides a Bryce Johnson injury update and goes in-depth on adapting to the changing nature of the game

July 18 - Juan Ciriaco
Fundamentals coach Juan Ciriaco discusses building momentum after a successful week, most improved defensive players this season, the role of a utility infielder and returning to Lake Elsinore on this road trip

July 14 - Joe Castellano
Joe Castellano, host of "Orange & Black, Best of the Farm," joins the pregame show to discuss under-the-radar SF Giants prospects, Joey Bart's fast start in Salem-Keizer, the recent call-ups of Steven Duggar & Ray Black and this week's show on the San Jose Giants

July 13 - Lipso Nava
The Giants manager reflects on the series split in Stockton, talks San Jose's revamped starting rotation, how he's trying to keep players fresh and gives an in-depth analysis of Logan Webb's development in the California League

July 12 - Connor Overton
Relief pitcher Connor Overton looks back on his three-inning save last night, his experience as a closer and shuffling between teams in the Giants system this season

July 11 - Franklin Van Gurp
Reliever Franklin Van Gurp chats about his first full professional season, making the transition from catcher to pitcher in college and how his experiences as a catcher can help him on the mound

July 10 - Jacob Heyward
Outfielder Jacob Heyward talks his game-winning hit last night, staying positive during a losing streak, his approach at the plate and the most influential person in his baseball career

July 9 - Willie Romero
Hitting coach Willie Romero goes in-depth on Heath Quinn and his approach at the plate, Gio Brusa's season in the California League, working through slumps with young hitters and having a passion for coaching

July 6 - Lipso Nava
Giants manager Lipso Nava discusses the club's recent hitting woes, interacting with legendary former players in the clubhouse, Heath Quinn's standout season at the plate and the return of Dillon Dobson to the San Jose lineup

July 5 - Heath Quinn
Outfielder Heath Quinn chats about his bounce back year at the plate this season, his mindset returning from injury and the most memorable moments of his baseball career

July 3 - Jeff Black
San Jose Giants Director of Marketing Jeff Black joins the pregame show to talk upcoming second half promotions at Municipal Stadium, including Nothing Night, several bobblehead giveaways, Christmas in July weekend, Dia De Los Gigantes and more

July 2 - Nolan Riggs
Reliever Nolan Riggs discusses his journey to signing with the Giants as a non-drafted college pitcher, his season to date working out of the San Jose bullpen and how his 6'8" frame can help him on the mound

June 30 - Domenic Mazza
Pitcher Domenic Mazza looks back on his successful 2018 San Jose debut last night, talks how he was able to improve as a pitcher while rehabbing from injury and reflects on his perfect game in Augusta last season

June 29 - Lipso Nava
The Giants manager previews the upcoming five-game series in Visalia, talks Bryce Johnson's development in his first full pro season and reviews Jason Bahr's first start in the California League

June 27 - John Riley
Giants first baseman/catcher John Riley chats about his 2018 season to date, having the opportunity to play in his hometown of San Jose this year and also reflects on past memories at Municipal Stadium

June 26 - Frank Rubio
New Giants reliever Frank Rubio talks joining San Jose from Augusta, his mindset on the mound in the ninth inning and winning the College World Series last year with Florida

June 25 - Matt Yourkin
Pitching coach Matt Yourkin looks back on Logan Webb's dominant start yesterday, talks Sandro Cabrera's All-Star first half, the addition of Jason Bahr to the rotation and his in-game communication with pitchers

June 23 - Peter Lannoo
Pitcher Peter Lannoo talks his journey going from a walk-on at Cornell to getting drafted, his mindset as a reliever and the daily conversations in the San Jose bullpen during the game

June 22 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava looks back on last night's win to open the second half, the addition of Frank Rubio to the bullpen, Jalen Miller's improving power this season, the Giants-Dodgers California League rivalry and the lessons he learned from Lenn Sakata

June 21 - Lenn Sakata
Former Giants manager Lenn Sakata joins the pregame show to talk his induction into the California League Hall of Fame this week, his greatest memories in San Jose and why he enjoyed managing at the Class A Advanced level

June 15 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava provides insight on Gio Brusa's recent power surge at the plate, the importance for young pitchers to possess fastball command, talks Heath Quinn's return to the lineup and looks ahead to the All-Star break

June 13 - Brandon Van Horn
Shortstop Brandon Van Horn discusses his recent surge at the plate, the Giants lineup returning to full health, making highlight-reel plays in the field and having the opportunity to chat with Dusty Baker this week

June 12 - Logan Webb
Pitcher Logan Webb shares his reaction to making the California League All-Star team, what he's looking forward to next week at the event and shares his goals for the second half of the season

June 11 - Gio Brusa
Gio Brusa looks back on his three-homer game in Modesto yesterday, the lessons he learned from last season, discusses the importance of a strong finish to the first half and playing at home this week in Stockton

June 8 - Juan Ciriaco
Fundamentals coach Juan Ciriaco chats about the Giants' ability to come-from-behind, the standout first half from Jalen Miller, working with young outfielders and Gio Brusa's progress at first base

June 7 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava discusses the ups-and-downs of the long homestand, how C.J Hinojosa has improved since his 2016 Cal League All-Star season and the addition of Kelvin Beltre to the San Jose lineup

June 6 - Tanner Murphy
Catcher Tanner Murphy shares his reaction to being traded to the Giants last month, learning a new pitching staff and looks back on his draft day experience

June 5 - David Bell
San Francisco Giants Vice President of Player Development David Bell gives a "State of the System" two months into the season and also discusses the progress of various top prospects in San Jose, including Jalen Miller, Logan Webb and Sandro Fabian.

June 3 - Chad Zerbe
Former San Jose and San Francisco Giants pitcher Chad Zerbe joins the pregame show to reminisce about the 1998 California League championship team, including the remarkable playoff run and his role out of the bullpen on the club

June 2 - Shane Turner
On 1998 championship reunion night at Muni, '98 San Jose Giants manager Shane Turner joins the pregame show to look back on the title run, including memorable playoff games, Joe Nathan's year in the Cal League and the championship celebration

June 1 - Bryce Johnson
Outfielder Bryce Johnson looks back on playing behind Madison Bumgarner last night, his mindset at the plate as a leadoff hitter, moving up to the Class-A Advanced level in his first full season and winning the first regional in school-history at Sam Houston State last year

May 31 - Kerry Crowley
Bay Area News Group Giants beat writer Kerry Crowley joins the pregame show to discuss Bumgarner's rehab start, the looming roster decisions in San Francisco and the pivotal month of June ahead

May 30 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava discusses the strong start to the homestand, Jalen Miller's breakout first half at the plate, provides the latest injury updates on the team and looks ahead to several rehab assignments in San Jose this week

May 29 - Jalen Miller
Second baseman Jalen Miller reflects on his two-homer game last night, the importance of opening the homestand with a win, shares the key to his improved offensive production this season and the excitement of facing a major league pitcher in San Jose

May 28 - Mark Wilson
General manager Mark Wilson gives his state of the team 50 games into the season, talks the relationship between San Francisco and San Jose front offices and looks ahead to the upcoming 1998 championship reunion night at the ballpark

May 26 - Caleb Baragar
Pitcher Caleb Baragar shares his thoughts on last night's emotional game in Lake Elsinore, explains his recent success on the mound, talks his transition from starting to relieving this year and looks back on throwing consecutive no-hitters in college

May 25 - Sean McCall
Longtime Lake Elsinore broadcaster Sean McCall joins the pregame show to discuss the Giants-Storm series, top California League prospects, his favorite memories in the rivalry and reminiscing with former San Jose/Lake Elsinore infielder Juan Ciriaco

May 24 - Lipso Nava
The Giants manager reflects on Melvin Adon's dominant start last night, discusses the challenges of San Jose's longest road trip of the season and provides an update on Sandro Fabian's development thus far in the California League

May 23 - Willie Romero
Hitting coach Willie Romero discusses the progress of Giants hitters so far this season, the development of Sandro Fabian, having knowledge of the strike zone and Jalen Miller's improvement at the plate this year

May 22 - Jeff Burke
Relief pitcher Jeff Burke looks back on the Giants' series win last weekend in Stockton, discusses his transition from a sidearm pitcher to throwing over-the-top this year and reflects on going through the draft process while recovering from Tommy John surgery

May 18 - Zack Bayrouty
Stockton broadcaster Zack Bayrouty joins the pregame show to share his thoughts on the upcoming Giants-Ports series, the new minor league extra-inning rules and the tight first half North Division race

May 17 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava reviews the ups-and-downs of the homestand, talks pregame preparation, analyzes Melvin Adon's development on the mound and looks ahead to a big weekend series in Stockton

May 16 - Joe Castellano
Joe Castellano, host of Orange & Black, Best of the Farm talks his show this week on the San Jose Giants and other up-and-coming prospects in the organization

May 15 - Keaton Gillogly
Modesto broadcaster Keaton Gillogly drops by the pregame show to preview the Giants-Nuts series, talks last year's run to the championship and analyzes the first half North Division race

May 14 - Logan Webb
Pitcher Logan Webb joins the pregame show to talk about his stellar start yesterday, staying in control on the mound, the former SF Giants pitchers he looked up to and returning from Tommy John surgery last year

May 11 - Connor Overton
Reliever Connor Overton reflects on his long journey back from Tommy John surgery, the thrill of returning to the mound earlier this season and his hopes of going back home in the near future

May 10 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava discusses the ability to make adjustments at the plate mid-game, yesterday's nine-run inning and provides an update on the status of injured outfielder Heath Quinn

May 9 - DJ Myers
Pitcher DJ Myers looks back on his 10-strikeout performance out of the bullpen last night, having a starters mentality while pitching in relief and his experience in major league camp this spring

May 8 - Matt Yourkin
Pitching coach Matt Yourkin gives a state of the staff one month into the season, explains the developmental plans for Logan Webb and Mac Marshall this year, talks spin rates and other metrics used by the club and goes in-depth on Patrick Ruotolo's success in the late innings

May 5 - Heath Quinn
Giants outfielder Heath Quinn chats about the club's ability to pull out games in extra innings, his successful start to the year at the plate and lessons he learned from his 2017 season in San Jose

May 4 - Juan Ciriaco
Fundamentals coach Juan Ciriaco talks his transition from playing to coaching this year, goes in-depth on his role on the staff and reflects on his playing days at Municipal Stadium - both with San Jose and and as an opposing player

May 3 - Lipso Nava
Lipso Nava makes his weekly pregame appearance and discusses the state of the team after one month, Wander Franco's emergence in the third spot of the order, the need to improve with runners in scoring position and Conner Menez's early success on the mound

May 2 - Matt Winn
Giants catcher Matt Winn talks the club's evolving team chemistry, the key to his recent hot streak at the plate and working with a young pitching staff

May 1 - Johneshwy Fargas
Outfielder Johneshwy Fargas looks back on his two-homer game from the previous night, describes the key to a good bunt and talks bringing energy to the team

April 30 - Willie Romero
San Jose hitting coach Willie Romero discusses joining the Giants organization this season, the day-to-day process of working with young players and looks back on the night Gio Brusa and Jalen Miller both hit for the cycle

April 28 - Patrick Ruotolo
Giants closer Patrick Ruotolo talks his early success on the mound this season, pitching with the new extra-inning rules, his "invisible" fastball and the former SF Giants ace that he looked up to growing up

April 27 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava looks back on the 5-2 homestand, the team's ability to come-from-behind late in games, discusses Logan Webb's bright future and shares his thoughts on the new minor league extra-inning rules

April 25 - Jeff Black
San Jose Giants Marketing Director Jeff Black drops by to preview exciting upcoming promotions at Municipal Stadium, including San Jose Churros Night, Star Wars Night and more

April 24 - Mac Marshall
Pitcher Mac Marshall talks his start to the 2018 season, the road back from injury, going through the draft process twice and the Giants' league-leading pitching staff

April 21 - Jalen Miller
Second baseman Jalen Miller chats about the Giants ability to come-from-behind in the late-innings, the thrill of hitting a walk-off home run and his improvement at the plate this season

April 20 - Dan Orum
San Jose Giants President and CEO Dan Orum joins the pregame show to discuss the first two weeks of the season, working with new Director of Player Development David Bell, the improvements to Municipal Stadium this year and exciting promotions ahead

April 19 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava reflects on last week's historic night when Gio Brusa and Jalen Miller both hit for the cycle, talks baserunning instruction and early-season standout starting pitcher Raffi Vizcaino

April 18 - Conner Menez
Pitcher Conner Menez looks back on his strong start to the season, the club's early success, the lessons he learned from last year and his spot-start with Triple-A Sacramento

April 17 - Kyle Haines
San Francisco Giants Assistant Director of Player Development Kyle Haines discusses his new role in the front office, early-season standouts in San Jose and the development of #1 prospect Heilot Ramos

April 16 - Gio Brusa/Jalen Miller
Gio Brusa and Jalen Miller join the pregame show to reflect on their historic night when they both hit for the cycle

April 11 - Lipso Nava
Manager Lipso Nava offers insight on the opening road trip of the season, the fast start for the pitching staff, Gio Brusa's move to first base and looks ahead to the home opener

April 10 - Matt Yourkin
Giants pitching coach Matt Yourkin shares his thoughts on joining the San Jose staff this season, the mental approach to pitching, Melvin Adon's development to date and Tyler Beede's big league call-up

April 9 - Jacob Heyward
Outfielder Jacob Heyward reflects on the opening series at Inland Empire, his hot start to the season, playing in the College World Series at Miami and shares advice he received from older brother Jason

April 7 - Gio Brusa
Gio Brusa joins the pregame show to discuss his first home run of the season, the art of switch-hitting, learning from last year and his position change from outfield to first base

April 6 - Jeff Arnold
Jeff Arnold talks catching Tyler Beede on opening night, learning a new pitching staff, the importance of getting off to a good start and what he's looking forward to in San Jose this season

April 5 - Lipso Nava
Giants manager Lipso Nava discusses his return to San Jose, working with a new coaching staff, the emotions of opening night and the make-up of the team