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
Tyler Beede, RHP (3-6, 5.61 ERA)