San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 8/22/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions
An interleague clash will take place on Sunday afternoon, when the San Francisco Giants wrap up their weekend series against the Oakland Athletics. The Giants (79-44) have won seven of their last ten games and lead Los Angeles by 1.5 games for first place in the NL West Division. On Saturday, LaMonte Wade Jr. hit a two-run blast in the ninth inning to lift San Francisco to a 6-5 road victory.
Twenty-four year old righty Logan Webb (7-3 2.92 ERA) will take the mound for the Giants in this matchup. Last time out, Webb allowed two runs in seven plus innings during a 3-2 home victory versus New York.
The Oakland Athletics are nine games above. 500 at home and are locked in a tie with Boston for the final AL Wild Card spot. During yesterday's loss, Oakland RP Lou Trivino served up the game-winning home run and blew his third save of the season. OF Starling Marte had two hits and scored a run in a losing effort for the Athletics (70-54).
The Athletics will counter with twenty-eight year old righty Frankie Montas (9-9 4.04 ERA) on Sunday. Through 136 innings of work, Montas has struck out 152 batters and owns a respectable 1.26 WHIP.
Oakland SP Chris Bassitt has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a fractured cheekbone and jaw. Through 123 games, San Francisco ranks 6th in OPS and 9th in runs scored. For the season, Oakland ranks 16th in OPS and 14th in runs scored. Take the Athletics to win at home. Final Score Prediction, Oakland Athletics win 5-3.