The Oakland A's have dropped the first two games of this year's Bay Bridge Series against the Giants, but today they return to the O.Co Coliseum looking to salvage the finale. Oakland has won three of the five games between these two clubs this spring.
Click here to revisit last night's Game Thread. I didn't bother writing a recap for two reasons: The game was terrible, and frankly my attention was divided between it and the Warriors game. Also, I fell asleep on the couch, like, immediately after those both ended.
So, here's your recap: The A's managed only four hits against a mediocre starting pitcher (Peavy) en route to being shut out. Kendall Graveman was solid in his start, with the only damage against him coming on a seeing-eye groundball double down the line by Buster Posey (which could have just as easily been a double play if it went a couple feet to the right). Graveman struck out four against two walks, which is an acceptable ratio, and he worked out of a jam in the 3rd by inducing a GIDP from Hunter Pence. Mark Canha had the A's best hit of the night, cracking a sharp double over the center fielder's head. On defense, Yonder Alonso got to show off his slick glove at first base and Chris Coghlan continued to look like a competent second baseman. Oakland's offensive totals through two games: one run on seven hits.
Today's finale features a matchup of Felix Doubront against Matt Cain. Here are the lineups:
Here's how the skipper drew up the lineup this morning for the 1:05 pm Bay Bridge Series finale. #GreenCollarSpring pic.twitter.com/njardcpJNy— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) April 2, 2016
Giants today. pic.twitter.com/abzKF7kgl3— John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) April 2, 2016