San Francisco Giants slugger LeMonte Wade Jr belts a two run sixth inning home run against the Oakland A’s at the Oakland Coliseum on Sat Aug 6, 2022 (AP News photo)
San Francisco Handles Oakland 7-3 In Bay Bridge Series
By Barbara Mason
OAKLAND–Saturday afternoon the San Francisco Giants (52-55) took on the Oakland A’s (41-67) at the Oakland Coliseum. San Francisco has been having quite a struggle since the All-Star game winning a paltry 3 of 15 games. Today they sent Carlos Rodon to the mound who comes in with an ERA of 3.00. Oakland pitcher Adam Oller has really been struggling with a 1-4 win loss record and an ERA of 7.68.
San Francisco had a strong start in this game scoring in the first inning for an early 1-0 lead. The Giants had the bases loaded in the first but only came away with a single run. Joc Pederson scored when Brandon Crawford walked. A’s pitcher Oller had a rough start walking three in the first inning giving the Giants a huge opportunity. Oakland was lucky to give up only one run in the opening inning.
The Giants put another run up on the board in the second inning extending their lead 2-0. LaMonte Wade Jr. scored off a Pederson single. Oakland would cut the Giants lead in half in the third inning. Sean Murphy singled driving in Nick Allen and the A’s were threatening.
San Francisco put an end to the Oakland charge in the sixth inning scoring four runs and taking a 6-1 lead. Wade Jr. hit a homer with Joey Bart on base for a couple of runs and J.D. Davis also solo homered in the sixth. The fourth run was off a Brandon Belt single with Austin Slater on base.
The third home run of the game for San Francisco came off the bat of Joey Bart and the Giants were in full control of this game 7-1 going into the ninth inning. The A’s inched a little closer in the ninth when Sky Bolt homered with Elvis Andrus on base, making it 7-3. It was just to little to late for Oakland. The final was 7-3
San Francisco had 11 hits in this game. The A’s had ten. Carlos Rodon had a good one giving up five hits and a single run. The A’s Adam Oller had a tough outing giving up eight hits and four runs with only one strikeout.
Tomorrow’s game will be another big one at the Coliseum. Saturday night’s game had an attendance of 40,065, the largest crowd Oakland has seen all season. The winner of the game Sunday will take possession of “The Bridge” trophy.
Logan Webb will take the mound for San Francisco with a 9-5 win loss record and a 3.20 ERA. At the time of this post Oakland’s starter was still undecided. First pitch is scheduled for 1:07 PM PT.