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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



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