Giants Break Out of slump
It has been a while since the San Francisco Giants have had the kind of offensive output they enjoyed in Saturday’s game with the Oakland A’s, but the key is to replicate it in Sunday’s contest. The Giants scored seven runs, the most they have pushed across in 15 games, mostly on the back of three home runs from the bottom of the order. Carlos Rodon picked up his 10th win as the Giants ended a four-game losing streak with their fourth win in the last 16 games.
Bart Helps Power Giants
Joey Bart was one of the players to hit a home run Saturday — along with J.D. Davis and Lamonte Wade, Jr. — his second in three games and third in the last five games. After some tough sledding at the plate in the season’s first three months, the catcher showed signs of life in July and it has carried over into August. In the last six games, the 25-year-old, who has the unenviable task of helping to replace future Hall of Famer Buster Posey, has gone 9 for 21 with the three homers, four runs scored and four RBI.
“It feels like we have a chance to put runs on the board when our lineup is deep and healthier,” manager Gabe Kapler told the media. “These are the guys we are going to need to perform if we’re going to the postseason.” The Giants’ margin in the National League wild card race currently stands at seven games.
Martinez Starts for A’s
Adrian Martinez is listed as the scheduled starter on Sunday for the A’s, which means he will be recalled from the minors prior to the game. The 25-year-old right hander has worn a path out between Oakland and Las Vegas, home of the Triple A Aviators, getting recalled to start a game and then optioned soon after. Acquired from the San Diego Padres in the Sean Manaea trade in early April, Martinez has made four starts for the A’s, but the last three have been dismal with 19 hits, 14 earned runs and six walks allowed in 13.3 innings. The A’s have lost two of his starts by the total of 18-14 and won a pair by the total of 9-4.
Giants vs A’s Head-to-Head
The Giants won for the fourth time in five games and the seventh in the last 10 games against the A’s. Kapler’s team covered the run line as the favorite for the second in since July 17.
Giants vs A’s Game Information
- Game: Giants (52-55) vs A’s (41-67)
- Location: Oakland Coliseum
- Day/Time: Sunday, August 7, 4:07 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: MLB TV
Giants vs A’s Name Betting Lines
|8 -105o||4½ -110u|
Giants vs A’s Prediction
Logan Webb is coming off a couple of subpar starts for the Giants, but even with average stuff he should be able to hold down the offense of the A’s. The right hander pitched well against them last season but his prior three appearances left a little to be desired.
Take the Giants against the spread and possibly the over depending on the run total.