Oakland Athletics (53-42) at San Francisco Giants (50-46)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 15, 2018, 4:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -125 / Oakland Athletics +115 --- Over/Under: 8.5
At A&T Park on Sunday, the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants will be finishing their final game before the MLB All-Star break.
In the opener of this set, the Giants managed a 7-1 victory. On Saturday, the A’s eked one out 4-3.
For the Sunday game, the A’s will be bringing out LHP Sean Manaea. Across 117.2 innings and an 8-6 record this year, Manaea has a 3.44 ERA with 82 Ks and 23 BBs.
Jed Lowrie came into the weekend leading the A’s with 103 hits, 42 runs, 16 homers and 62 RBI. On Saturday, Lowrie came up empty in a pinch-hit role.
Over on the Giants’ side, they’re going lefty too with Andrew Suarez on Sunday. Over his 84.0 innings and 3-5 record this year, Suarez has a 3.75 ERA with 77 Ks and 19 BBs.
Tops in hitting for the Giants this year is Brandon Crawford, with 94 hits, 41 runs, 10 homers and 39 RBI entering the weekend. On Saturday, Crawford went 0-for-3 and struck out to end the game.
The A’s are 5-1 in the last six in game three of a series and 5-0 in Manaea’s last five Sunday starts. Oakland is 20-7 in their last 27 Sunday games and 5-1 in Manaea’s last six starts.
Meanwhile, the Giants are 11-1 in their last 12 Sunday games and 9-4 in the last 13 in game three of a series. SF is 4-0 in Suarez’s last four starts vs. a team with a winning record and the under is 4-0 in his last four starts overall.
It’s been some pretty smooth sailing for Manaea over his last seven starts; he’s allowed more than two earned just twice in that span (three both times) and hasn’t lost a game since May 30. As for Suarez, he’s been great with just four earned over his last four starts in 24.2 innings. Trouble is, Suarez is just 1-1 in that time. This should be a fun pitching matchup, and I’m giving an edge to the A’s. That said, the play just might be the under.