Bay Bridge Series

A's vs. Giants lineups: Homer Bailey, Tyler Beede take mound at Oracle

A's vs. Giants lineups: Homer Bailey, Tyler Beede take mound at Oracle

Game 2 of the Bay Bridge Series could see an offensive outburst Wednesday at Oracle Park in San Francisco as struggling right-handers Homer Bailey and Tyler Beede take the mound for their respective clubs.

Bailey has an 8.17 ERA over five starts since the A's acquired him in a trade with the Royals. Much of the veteran's struggles have come on the road, too. 

Since joining the A's, Bailey has allowed 16 earned runs in two road starts while tossing just 6 2/3 innings. At home, he's allowed only seven earned runs through 18 2/3 innings. 

On the other side of the Bay, Beede has been struggling just as much. After four straight solid starts, Beede has fallen apart his past four outings. The 26-year-old has allowed at least four earned runs in each of his past four starts. 

Beede is 3-6 with a 5.61 ERA on the year in 16 appearances -- 14 starts. 

A's manager Bob Melvin is inserting a new name into the lineup. Second baseman Corban Joseph is making his A's debut. He hit .371 with 13 homers and a 1.006 OPS in Triple-A Las Vegas. 

The Giants are going lefty-heavy against Bailey with Brandon Belt, Mike Yastrzemski, Stephen Vogt, Scooter Gennett and Brandon Crawford all in the lineup.

Here are the full lineups for the A's-Giants game, which will be broadcast on NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California and the MyTeams app. Coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. PT, with first pitch at 12:45 p.m.

Oakland A's (67-52)
Marcus Semien, SS
Robbie Grossman, LF
Matt Chapman, 3B
Matt Olson, 1B
Mark Canha, CF
Chad Pinder, 2B
Stephen Piscotty, RF
Corban Joseph, 2B
Chris Herrmann, C
Homer Bailey, RHP (9-8, 5.54 ERA)

San Francisco Giants (60-60)
Brandon Belt, 1B
Mike Yastrzemski, LF
Evan Longoria, 3B
Stephen Vogt, C
Scooter Gennett, 2B
Kevin Pillar, CF
Brandon Crawford, SS
Austin Slater
Tyler Beede, RHP (3-6, 5.61 ERA)

Ranking 10 best to play for both A's, Giants before Bay Bridge Series

Ranking 10 best to play for both A's, Giants before Bay Bridge Series

With the A's and Giants set to renew their rivalry this week in San Francisco, we figured this would be the perfect time to rank the best players to play for both teams during their career.

Some of these players spent less than a full season with the A's or Giants, but if they donned the uniform for even one game, we're counting them.

So without further ado, here are our top 10 players to suit up for both the A's and Giants. 


A's COO Chris Giles lists his top 10 moments of successful 2018 season


A's COO Chris Giles lists his top 10 moments of successful 2018 season

It's fun to take a trip down memory lane, but sometimes it's a daunting task if you've had a really great year and need to list the top moments.

Luckily, Chris Giles has taken that difficulty out of the job for you -- at least when it comes to the A's.

The team's chief operating officer relived his top moments from the A's successful 2018 campaign -- and I was instructed to see if these indeed were the top moments.

Well, let's see ...

Giles’ No. 10 moment was for the launch of The Treehouse, a 10,000-square-foot area for fans to get together and enjoy entertainment and libations at The Coliseum.

There is bar/lounge seating, a renovated bar and televisions, among other things -- and most importantly, very good views of the game. Giles called it a "game-changer," and I can say I very much agree. Who doesn't love mingling, drinking and watching the game?

The No. 6 moment was a guy who was sporting an A's jersey ... with "Beer" on the back. 

Clarence Beers played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1948, when he pitched two-thirds of an inning. He "boasted" an 13.50 ERA -- I doubt this jersey was dedicated to him.

But I support this.

The moment Giles went "undercover."

OK, there are a few things to unpack here. 

First of all, Giles -- c'mon man, there is nothing undercover about this. Your name still is Chris G., and you're wearing a hat. I can spot you from a mile away. 

Still, I DO appreciate someone who has the confidence to walk up to someone who is eating and ask them, well, anything. And it was cool to see Giles talking to the fans, most of which seemed interested in what he had to say. The reactions from people when they find out they're on camera always is great content. 

The No. 3 moment was when the A's set an all-time attendance record. 

You guys, there were fans all the way up to the top of Mount Davis!

And the No. 1 moment? That's easy. That's when the A's punched a playoff ticket by clinching a wild-card berth.

Yes there was champagne, there were goggles and there were smiles. 

So while my opinion doesn't matter, Giles did a fabulous job reminiscing on the feel-good moments that put the A's on the map and gave a lot of people something to talk about. 

But ... I think Sean Manaea's no-hitter deserved some love. OK, it deserved a lot of love -- especially during an era when pitchers aren't throwing complete games anymore.

You can check out Giles’ list in its entirety here