With both teams in the Bay Bridge Series having realistic hopes of a trip to the World Series, don’t be surprised if the offense puts on a show for the fans. The Over is 4-1 in the Giants’ last 5 interleague games. Also, the Over is 7-1-1 in Athletics last 9 interleague games.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Giants RH Ryan Vogelsong (5-5, 3.86 ERA) vs. Athletics RH Jesse Chavez (6-5, 3.23)
San Francisco wased a quality start by Vogelsong when he held St. Louis to two runs over seven innings on Wednesday but was on the wrong end of a 2-0 decision. It will be difficult for him to repeat that type of quality start.
Chavez has allowed nine runs in 10 innings over his last two starts, and will most likely be out of the startign rotation thanks to the acquisition of Jeff Samardzija. Expect the Giants to capitalize on Chavez’s personal struggles.