The A's are going to throw 3 sub-3.5 ERAs at the Giants this weekend.
The Giants are goinmg to be throwing 3 sub 3.75 ERAs at the A's.
This series will more than likely be 3 low scoring, tight games. When nboth teams are good, the advantages go to the home team.
If the Giants go 5-1 over the 6 cross-Bay games, that would even the all-time series at 43-43.
I'd like to see that.
But for now, I'll settle for 2 wins in SF. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop with Vogelsong, as well as Cahill. But, never let it be said that the Giants will be the first team to get to a 1.8 ERA pitcher. So, unless the Giants c an scratch 1 run out of Cahill (unlikely) and Vogelsong can hold the A's to 1 or 2 (maybe) and the Giants can get to the bullpen, Cahill will probably shut them down.
A win in game 1 will be nice, but not expected.
Considering Timmy is under .500 and pitching at home,I give him the edge in game 2 vs. Brett Anderson.
That should make Sanchie's start the rubber match. Oooh, not a fun place for Sanchez to be, but he's been showing better of late. Unless he's pitching a 2 hit shut out or better, I'd be surprised if Boche let's him star the 8th again, but who knows?
The Giants and the A's are totally light hitting, numbers-wise, but the Giants have been scoring runs lately and Buster is starting to put a little stank on the ball. Plus, they're good at home, so hopefully they can get to Gio Gonzalez a bit on Sunday and get to the bullpen.