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San Jose Giants Pregame Radio Interviews

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

August 15 - Hector Borg
Manager Hector Borg discusses the recent promotions of Joey Bart, Heliot Ramos & Sean Hjelle to Double-A, the playoff push, Johnny Cueto's rehab start tonight, the addition of Diego Rincones to the lineup and his transition from playing to coaching

August 7 - Matt Yourkin
Pitching coach Matt Yourkin goes in-depth on several Giants hurlers, including Sean Hjelle, Jose Marte & Matt Frisbee as well as gives his early impression on newcomer Tristan Beck and talks how technology advancements are helping the pitching staff

August 6 - Tristan Beck
Pitcher Tristan Beck discusses getting traded from the Braves to the Giants last week, reflects on his first start with San Jose pitching in front of 85 family & friends, talks his experience at Stanford and looks ahead to the final month of the season

August 1 - Jeff Black
VP of Marketing Jeff Black previews the August promotional schedule at Excite Ballpark, including the final San Jose Churros Night of the year, community weekend, upcoming heritage nights, fan takeover weekend and more

July 31 - Thomas Neal
Hitting coach Thomas Neal goes in-depth on Heliot Ramos' development path over the last two seasons, the most improved hitters on the team, a healthy Sandro Fabian, Joey Bart's recent surge and similarities with the 2009 San Jose championship team

July 27 - Heath Quinn
Outfielder Heath Quinn describes his game-saving catch from the previous night, battling through some injuries this season, looks back on his experience in the Arizona Fall League last year and talks the club's recent run of success

July 25 - Sean Hjelle
Pitcher Sean Hjelle talks the club's recent surge, the key to his success on the mound in San Jose, going through a full professional season for the first time and his relationship with catcher Joey Bart

July 23 - Hector Borg
Hector Borg drops by the pregame show to discuss taking over as San Jose's manager last week, his mindset joining the team midseason, early impressions of the club after a successful homestand and his thoughts on Heliot Ramos' potential

July 19 - Matt Frisbee
Pitcher Matt Frisbee reflects on his first full professional season, the development of his off-speed pitches, how he stays busy off the field in San Jose and shares his thoughts on new manager Hector Borg

July 18 - Alan Zinter
Assistant Director of Player Development in charge of offense Alan Zinter joins the pregame show to share his thoughts on Joey Bart's season to date in the Cal League, Heliot Ramos' big leap this year, the San Jose hitter that has "wowed" him and a report on top prospect Marco Luciano

July 11 - Bill Hayes
Manager Bill Hayes provides an assessment of Joey Bart's season in San Jose, including his recent struggles at the plate, battling through the injury and learning the catching position at the professional level as well as his thoughts on Dereck Rodriguez's start last night, the development of Sean Hjelle and Giants-Dodgers anecdotes

July 10 - David Villar
David Villar chats about how his time on the injured list earlier this season led to a turnaround at the plate, his defensive development at third base and being a part of a prospect-laden lineup in San Jose

July 8 - Ronnie Freeman
Catcher Ronnie Freeman talks last night's come-from-behind win, his mindset on joining the club from Sacramento, advice he would give young pitchers and his experience as a visiting player in San Jose

July 5 - Ydwin Villegas
Bullpen coach Ydwin Villegas talks the club's start to the second half, the importance of executing fundamentals, most improved players on the team and becoming a father last month

July 3 - Antoan Richardson
San Francisco Giants minor league field coordinator and former SJ Giant Antoan Richardson chats about returning to the organization this year, what makes the Cal League an important stop for players on their development path and also looks back on his experience winning a championship in San Jose and the impact of Lenn Sakata on his career

July 2 - Alex Pavlovic
Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area shares his impressions of top San Jose prospects Joey Bart, Heliot Ramos & Sean Hjelle, discusses potential trade pieces in San Francisco as the deadline approaches and the need to build a young core of talent in the system

July 1 - Jeff Black
Vice President of Marketing Jeff Black previews July promotions at Excite Ballpark, including Strikeout Cancer Night, a special Churros Night giveaway item, Christmas in July, Apollo 11 Night & upcoming bobbleheads

June 28 - Dalton Combs
One of the newest Giants Dalton Combs talks joining the club from Augusta, the adjustment of playing first base every day and the challenges of the position as well as his experience at a smaller college and working to get noticed by professional teams

June 27 - Brandon Van Horn
Brandon Van Horn joins the pregame show to discuss his walk-off hit yesterday, a whirlwind 48 hours of travel and games, his experience in the upper levels of the Giants system this season and the importance of a strong second half start

June 25 - Gary Davenport
Fundamentals coach Gary Davenport talks surviving the ups-and-downs of a long baseball season, Bryce Johnson's promotion to Double-A, the return of Heath Quinn, Joey Bart's progress as he returns from injury and shares what happens behind the scenes while coaching at first base

June 24 - Keaton Gillogly
Modesto broadcaster Keaton Gillogly shares his thoughts on the state of the North Division early in the second half, provides info on the top prospects on the Nuts roster and talks life on the road in the California League

June 21 - Zack Bayrouty
Ports broadcaster Zack Bayrouty drops by to preview the second half of the California League season, talk Stockton's recent surge and share his memories of top San Jose Giants players from years past

June 20 - Bill Hayes
Manager Bill Hayes reviews the first half of the season, explains the need to balance winning and developing, how the club can improve going forward, plus goes in-depth on Bryce Johnson's recent success at the plate and Heliot Ramos' All-Star first half

June 15 - Dave Righetti
Former San Francisco Giants pitching coach and San Jose native Dave Righetti drops by to reminisce about attending games in the South Bay as a child, talks great Madison Bumgarner moments, young players developing in San Jose and previews his upcoming bobblehead day at the ballpark

June 14 - Jett Manning
Infielder Jett Manning looks back on his first career home run from earlier in the week, talks showing versatility in the field, his experience playing college ball at Alabama and how he learned to switch hit

June 13 - Matt Yourkin
Pitching coach Matt Yourkin discusses the All-Star first halves of Frank Rubio and Aaron Phillips, young pitchers learning how to get outs late in games, the impact of Jose Marte returning from injury and the challenges Sean Hjelle & Jake Wong will face in the Cal League

June 12 - Andy Baggarly
Andy Baggarly of The Athletic drops by to give his perspective of San Jose standouts Joey Bart, Heliot Ramos & Sean Hjelle, talks other top prospects in the system and explains what may be ahead for the San Francisco Giants

June 11 - Solomon Bates
Reliever Solomon Bates talks his early-season success in Augusta, his reaction to receiving a promotion to San Jose, going through a full minor league year for the first time and the experience of pitching at Dodger Stadium while in high school

June 10 - Aaron Phillips
Pitcher Aaron Phillips reacts to his selection to the California League All-Star team, talks his turnaround after a slow start to the year, being a workhorse in the Giants rotation and looks ahead to the second half

June 7 - Frank Rubio
Reliever Frank Rubio reacts to his California League All-Star selection earlier today, talks his key to success on the mound this season, how he developed his throwing motion and finishing the first half strong

June 5 - Jake Wong
Starting pitcher Jake Wong reminisces on his draft day one year ago today, talks his back-to-back hitless starts in Augusta, early-success in San Jose, embracing new technology and the development of his offspeed pitches

June 4 - Thomas Neal
Hitting coach Thomas Neal discusses Joey Bart's return from the injured list, provides an assessment of Heliot Ramos' first week back, talks veteran hitters Peter Maris & Courtney Hawkins and explains the significant challenge young hitters face when jumping from High-A to Double-A

June 1 - Fabian Pena
atcher Fabian Pena chats about making the jump from Rookie-ball to High-A this season, working with the Giants pitching staff, his recent success at the plate and moving from Cuba to the United States in high school

May 31 - Garrett Cave
Pitcher Garrett Cave looks back on his best outing of the season last time out, his mindset on moving to the bullpen, playing at Division II powerhouse Tampa and what's been a big month for he and his family

May 30 - Bill Hayes
Manager Bill Hayes talks the club's recent improved play, adjustments made by the pitching staff, taking an "old school" approach to baserunning, the impact of Heliot Ramos' return and provides an injury update on Joey Bart

May 28 - Randy Norris
Outfielder Randy Norris talks receiving only one offer out of high school to play college baseball, his experience at Winston-Salem State, joining San Jose midseason and his approach at the plate

May 27 - Mark Wilson
San Jose Giants general manager Mark Wilson joins the pregame show with his assessment of the season to date, talks the return of Heliot Ramos, the popularity of San Jose Churros Nights and gives a preview of Lenn Sakata's number retirement ceremony coming next month

May 24 - Peter Lannoo
Pitcher Peter Lannoo talks his role as a reliever and how he prepares for an outing in the bullpen, the club's recent success on the mound, how last year in San Jose has helped him this season and his experience as a student-athlete at Cornell

May 23 - Jeff Black
Vice President of Marketing Jeff Black visits with information on upcoming promotions at Excite Ballpark, including a Joey Bart bobblehead giveaway, Wizarding Night, an expanded Heritage Night schedule and Fourth of July

May 22 - Peter Maris
Infielder Peter Maris discusses San Jose's hot streak, his selection in the Rule 5 draft last offseason, adjusting to a new organization and his ongoing long recovery back from Tommy John surgery

May 21 - John Gavin
San Jose native John Gavin joins the pregame show with thoughts on the club's perfect homestand, Ryan Vogelsong's impact on his last start, playing in his hometown this season, shares his keys to a Sharks Game 6 victory tonight and reflects on a heartwarming off day story

May 17 - David Villar
Third baseman David Villar talks his two-homer day in yesterday's doubleheader, returning from the injured list this week, his experience preparing for the draft 12 months ago and the Giants beginning to surge

May 16 - Ryan Vogelsong
Former Giants standout and current minor league pitching instructor Ryan Vogelsong drops by to reminisce on his time in the Cal League 20 years ago, playing on two World Series championship teams, Shaun Anderson's call-up to the big leagues and working with San Jose pitchers

May 14 - Gary Davenport
Fundamentals coach Gary Davenport chats about the club's recent improved play, San Jose's standout outfield defense, David Villar's return, the impact of new addition Peter Maris to the lineup and his early impressions of Joey Bart & Heliot Ramos before their injuries

May 13 - Matt Frisbee
Matt Frisbee talks his last start that earned him the California League Pitcher of the Week award, how he reacted to his early-season promotion from Augusta and his key to success on the mound

May 10 - Sean McCall
Lake Elsinore broadcaster Sean McCall previews the upcoming Giants-Storm series, talks top prospects in the Padres system and gives his impressions of the Cal League at the one-quarter mark of the season

May 9 - Caleb Simpson
Pitcher Caleb Simpson joins the pregame show to talk his return from a fourth major surgery, looks back on his breakout 2017 season with San Jose, using adrenaline to his advantage on the mound and his rollercoaster journey over the years in the Giants system

May 8 - Ydwin Villegas
Bullpen coach Ydwin Villegas provides insight on his role within the Giants staff this season, talks the early success from San Jose relievers, the managers who have had the greatest impact on him and working with Spanish-speaking players on adapting to pro ball in the U.S.

May 7 - DJ Myers
Pitcher DJ Myers looks back on his most recent start, how he makes adjustments in the middle of an outing and providing a veteran presence on the Giants staff

May 3 - Mike Lindskog
Rancho Cucamonga broadcaster Mike Lindskog joins the pregame show to discuss their run to the California League title last year, previews the upcoming Quakes-Giants series and talks Farhan Zaidi's move from Los Angeles to San Francisco

May 2 - Trenton Toplikar
Pitcher Trenton Toplikar reflects on his successful start last night, skipping over a level in the Giants system this season and the thrill of hearing his name called on draft day last year

May 1 - Bill Hayes
Manager Bill Hayes provides an assessment of the SJ Giants club as May begins, how he values winning as part of the development process and shares his early-season impressions of top prospect Heliot Ramos

April 30 - Aaron Phillips
Pitcher Aaron Phillips discusses his dominant start from last night, establishing a rhythm on the mound, his success as a two-way player in college and the Giants rotation turning a corner

April 29 - Logan Baldwin
Outfielder Logan Baldwin chats about the early-season adjustments he's made at the plate, being honored with his Gold Glove last weekend, winning a batting title and how he tries to use his speed to change a game

April 26 - Zack Bayrouty
Stockton broadcaster Zack Bayrouty talks early-season Ports standouts, greatest teams of the last decade in the California League and shares his impressions of Joey Bart & Heliot Ramos

April 25 - Matt Yourkin
Giants pitching coach Matt Yourkin talks his return to San Jose, the emergence of top prospects Logan Webb, Melvin Adon & Conner Menez from last year's staff, the early-season success of the bullpen and Raffi Vizcaino's dominant start to 2019

April 24 - Elliott Blair
Former Giants outfielder and Texas Rangers scout Elliott Blair joins the pregame show to reminisce on his two years playing in San Jose, the winning culture he was a part of in the SF organization, how he transitioned into scouting and evaluating young players in the California League

April 23 - Heliot Ramos
Center fielder Heliot Ramos talks his strong start to the season in San Jose, what he learned from his first full pro year, getting drafted by the Giants and the experience of playing with his older brother Henry in spring training

April 22 - Dan Orum
San Jose Giants President & CEO Dan Orum talks what's new at Excite Ballpark this season, upcoming promotions and shares his thoughts on the 2019 San Jose team

April 20 - Joey Marciano
Pitcher Joey Marciano talks making the transition from starting to relieving this season, his mindset coming out of the bullpen and what he learned from his experience in San Jose last year

April 19 - Thomas Neal
Hitting coach Thomas Neal reflects on his time as a player in San Jose, returning to the California League this year, talks the process of working with young hitters and analyzes Heliot Ramos' strong start at the plate this season

April 18 - Frank Rubio
Reliever Frank Rubio talks his successful start to the season, bullpen chemistry, what he took from his Cal League experience last year and his memories of winning a national championship at Florida

April 17 - Kyle Haines (Part 2)
Part 2 with San Francisco Giants Director of Player Development Kyle Haines on early-season standouts throughout the system and what goes into the decision-making process when promoting a player

April 16 - Kyle Haines (Part 1)
Part 1 with San Francisco Giants Director of Player Development Kyle Haines on moving into the role of farm director this year, Joey Bart's start to the season and his recent hand injury and the fast start for Heliot Ramos in the California League

April 13 - Kyle McPherson
Second baseman Kyle McPherson breaks down his early-season success at the plate, making the jump from Short-Season ball and building chemistry with his double play partner up the middle

April 12 - Caleb Baragar
Caleb Baragar joins the pregame show to discuss his successful start in the Giants home opener, his keys to success this season and having the opportunity to establish a routine in San Jose

April 10 - Joey Bart
Catcher Joey Bart looks back on his first home run in the California League, how he can impact a game defensively, getting drafted by the San Francisco Giants and his experience in major league camp this spring

April 9 - Jeff Black
San Jose Giants Vice President of Marketing Jeff Black previews early-season promotions at Excite Ballpark, including the home opener, Salute to the Military Night, Smash for Cash Night and San Jose Churros Nights

April 8 - Gary Davenport
Fundamentals coach Gary Davenport joins the pregame show to discuss returning to San Jose, his role on the coaching staff, working with Bill Hayes and which players stood out during the opening series

April 6 - Ryan Kirby
First baseman Ryan Kirby talks hitting his first home run of the season last night, keys to success defensively and growing up a Giants fan in the Bay Area

April 5 - Bryce Johnson
Outfielder Bryce Johnson joins the pregame show to discuss the season-opening win, his Gold Glove last year, returning to the California League and the make-up of the 2019 team

April 4 - Bill Hayes
Giants manager Bill Hayes previews the 2019 San Jose Giants prior to the season opener