Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (79-74) at Oakland Athletics (65-89)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
C Heston (11-10) (3.51) vs. S Nolin (1-1) (4.57)
The Line: Oakland Athletics / San Francisco Giants --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, CSN-California
The San Francisco Giants shoot for consecutive wins against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
The San Francisco Gants only chance at the postseason is winning the National League West. The Giants snapped a three game skid with some late scoring leading the way to a 14-10 victory at Oakland on Saturday. Starter Tim Hudson gave up three runs over 1.1 innings with Ryan Vogelsong allowing five runs followed by Matt Cain who gave up two more runs. SF racked up 19 hits and walked four times with Jarrett Parker slamming three homers and knocking in seven while Marlon Byrd drove in three. San Francisco turns to Christopher Heston on the bump in the series finale’ versus the Athletics. Heston did not receive a decision in a 4-2 victory at San Diego where he threw 4.1 scoreless frames but walked five.
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The Athletics can play spoilers and that’s about it as the season begins to wind down. The Athletics pitching failed them in Saturday’s score fest defeat at the hands of visiting San Francisco. Barry Zito didn’t last long in his first start with four runs plated on six hits in two innings while Aaron Brooks, Drew Pomeranz and Ryan Dull charged with nine runs. The A’s offense was strong on eleven hits and six fcree passes with Billy Butler going deep with two RBI’s and two runs, Eric Sogard, Billy Burns and Mark Canha combined for seven RBI’s. Rookie Sean Nolin draws Sunday’s start against San Francisco for 6th outing of the season. Nolin will be looking to bounce back from an 8-6 loss to the Rangers where he gave up five runs in five innings.
San Francisco are 7-19 in their last 26 road games and the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 interleague games while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 on grass. The over is 12-3-1 in Oakland’s last 16 home games and is 22-8-1 in their last 31 overall while going 22-8-1 in their last 31 on grass. The Giants are 2-12 in the last 14 meetings in Oakland. I think the Giants are the choice here in what I see as a crucial game…