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8/15 Gamethread: Athletics at Giants

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Sean Manaea vs. Kevin Gausman.

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For a while there, I really thought my filling in was going to be good luck for the Giants on Friday. It was, instead, the epitome of bad luck. Surely this streak cannot continue, right?

RIGHT?

Sean Manaea will take the mound for the Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon, going opposite Kevin Gausman, who is 0-1 but has impressed for the Giants thus far this season.

(I would be remiss if I did not mention that Gausman has been the subject of trade rumors already, as he only signed a one-year deal with the Giants and will be another in a long list of recent arms who we fall in love with and then they immediately skip town for “a contender” or some other such nonsense. So there’s your assignment for tonight: watch Gausman closely, and if he does well, daydream about whether a team will cough up a huge cog of the 2021 Giants team or a high-level prospect. That will be fun!)

Hey, this game is on FOX this week! Hope everyone likes the national broadcasters!


Game #22

Who: Oakland Athletics (14-6) vs. San Francisco Giants (8-13)
Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
When: 4:07 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: None
National broadcast: FOX
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

Austin Slater returns to the starting lineup today and Mike Yastzremski will slide down into the third spot, which is where he should probably stay for the rest of this season, at least.

  1. DH — Austin Slater (R) — .342/.444/.632 — 197 OPS+
  2. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .444/.471/.635 — 206 OPS+
  3. CF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .303/.430/.632 — 192 OPS+
  4. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .231/.263/.385 — 78 OPS+
  5. 1B — Wilmer Flores (R) — .292/.316/.486 — 120 OPS+
  6. RF — Hunter Pence (R) — .119/.178/.310 — 33 OPS+
  7. LF — Darin Ruf (R) — .276/.400/.310 — 104 OPS+
  8. C — Chadwick Tromp (R) — .229/.243/.429 — 83 OPS+
  9. SS — Mauricio Dubón (R) — .224/.235/.306 — 50 OPS+

RHP — Kevin Gausman — 0-1, 4.05 ERA, 2.43 FIP, 23 K in 20 IP

And here’s the Oakland squad!

  1. SS — Marcus Semien (R) — .218/.269/.310 — 64 OPS+
  2. 2B — Tony Kemp (L) — .233/.395/.233 — 85 OPS+
  3. 3B — Matt Chapman (R) — .253/.287/.578 — 136 OPS+
  4. 1B — Matt Olson (L) — .153/.307/.444 — 109 OPS+
  5. CF — Mark Canha (R) — .246/.386/.338 — 108 OPS+
  6. LF — Robbie Grossman (S) — .306/.460/.612 — 200 OPS+
  7. RF — Stephen Piscotty (R) — .245/.305/.472 — 115 OPS+
  8. DH — Vimael Machín (L) — .000/.111/.000 — (-64) OPS+
  9. C — Austin Allen (L) — .136/.174/.273 — 24 OPS+
    LHP — Sean Manaea — 0-2, 9.60 ERA, 4.80 FIP, 13 K in 15 IP

Notes

Truly historic: If you were unfortunate enough to actually watch all of last night’s game, you missed the Giants making club history. Not in a good way!

A different kind of strike: Last night, over 200 laid off Oracle Park stadium employees protested outside of 24 Willie Mays Plaza. You can read more about the protest at the link below.


Please try to enjoy baseball tonight. After Friday, it will NOT be easy.