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Mike Fiers vs. Logan Webb.

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MLB: Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Well, we’re doing this again, I guess. The Bay Bridge Series mercifully concludes today, and all that we as San Francisco Giants fans are rooting for is for the Giants to not blow a ninth-inning lead. That’s legitimately the best we can all hope for at this point.

Will Gabe Kapler turn to Trevor Gott in a crucial situation? Will the A’s players all be playing with their “CLUTCH” sliders turned up to 125? Will Mike Yastrzemski do something awesome into a wailing void? We’ll have to wait to find out, but yes!

Mike Fiers gets the start for the Oakland Athletics tonight, having been pushed up in the order due to Frankie Montas’ late scratch on Friday. Maybe if Frankie Montas has started that game, none of our garments would be rent right now. We’ll never know ...


Game #22

Who: Oakland Athletics (15-6) vs. San Francisco Giants (8-14)
Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
When: 1:05 p.m. PT
Regional broadcast: NBC Sports Bay Area (available through fuboTV)
National broadcast: None
Radio: KNBR 680 AM/104.5 FM


Lineups

Mike Yastzremski moves back to leadoff, which makes sense, because he’s the only person who drives in runs. And Brandon Belt returns to starting at first base after some lingering leg injuries.

  1. RF — Mike Yastrzemski (L) — .304/.433/.646 — 196 OPS+
  2. LF — Alex Dickerson (L) — .265/.333/.449 — 116 OPS+
  3. 2B — Donovan Solano (R) — .433/.458/.612 — 196 OPS+
  4. 1B — Brandon Belt (L) — .128/.227/.231 — 29 OPS+
  5. 3B — Evan Longoria (R) — .232/.262/.393 — 80 OPS+
  6. DH — Wilmer Flores (R) — .307/.329/.493 — 126 OPS+
  7. C — Tyler Heineman (S) — .212/.216/.242 — 60 OPS+
  8. SS — Brandon Crawford (L) — .200/.254/.200 — 30 OPS+
  9. CF — Mauricio Dubón (R) — .226/.236/.302 — 49 OPS+

RHP — Logan Webb — 1-1, 2.81 ERA, 3.82 FIP, 13 K in 16 IP

And here’s the Oakland squad!

  1. SS — Marcus Semien (R) — .217/.265/.337 — 69 OPS+
  2. 2B — Tony Kemp (L) — .294/.442/.324 — 123 OPS+
  3. 3B — Matt Chapman (R) — .253/.287/.578 — 136 OPS+
  4. 1B — Matt Olson (L) — .158/.312/.474 — 118 OPS+
  5. CF — Mark Canha (R) — .271/.398/.414 — 131 OPS+
  6. LF — Robbie Grossman (S) — .283/.441/.566 — 183 OPS+
  7. DH — Khris Davis (R) — .140/.260/.233 — 42 OPS+
  8. RF — Stephen Piscotty (R) — .232/.302/.446 — 108 OPS+
  9. C — Sean Murphy (R) — .214/.340/.357 — 98 OPS+
    RHP — Mike Fiers — 1-1, 6.86 ERA, 7.15 FIP, 7 K in 19.2 IP

Notes

Bonnie Darrels: If Donovan Solano looks to extend his 17-game hitting streak today. That’s another thing to root for!

Jaylin on the way in?: Andrew Baggarly mentioned on Twitter that the Giants may need to bring Jaylin Davis back from the alternate site or MiLBubble or whatever we’re calling it if Hunter Pence continues to struggle both at the plate and in the field.


Enjoy? The baseball?