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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)

MLB rumors: Giants view ASU pitching coach as 'serious candidate'

MLB rumors: Giants view ASU pitching coach as 'serious candidate'

These aren't the Giants of the past. These aren't even the Giants of just a few years ago. It's a new age of baseball in San Francisco, and it starts with the coaching staff. 

Sources told NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic on Sunday that the Giants are working to bring in former Dodgers minor league hitting coach Justin Viele, 29, as one of their major league hitting coaches. This comes days after 33-year-old Donnie Ecker was named San Francisco's hitting coach

When it comes to pitching, the Giants have gone non-traditional and turned their eyes to the college game. D1Baseball.com's Kendall Rogers reported Sunday that Arizona State's Jason Kelly is a "serious candidate" to become the Giants' next pitching coach. 

Kelly was named ASU's pitching coach this past June. Prior to that, he spent seven seasons at the University of Washington and was revered as a top coach and recruiter for the Huskies. D1Baseball.com named Kelly the 2018 National Coach of the Year for Washington's run to the College World Series. 

Under Kelly's tutelage, 15 pitchers at Washington were drafted since 2013, including seven in the top 15 rounds. He isn't the only college pitching coach the Giants have targeted, too.

The front office also went after the University of Georgia's Sean Kenny, and Eastern Carolina's Jason Dietrich. Both declined and decided to stay put in college. Rogers says the Giants have gone after four or five candidates thus far. 

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The Giants haven't formally announced that Curt Young will not return for a third season as their pitching coach, but it was expected that manager Gabe Kapler would bring in several new coaches. The only known coach to come back next season is Ron Wotus, who will be in his 33rd year with the Giants organization.

Sources: Giants working to hire Justin Viele for Gabe Kapler's staff

Sources: Giants working to hire Justin Viele for Gabe Kapler's staff

SAN FRANCISCO -- For more than a decade, the staff in the Giants' dugout was as traditional as it gets, with longtime big league coaches serving under Bruce Bochy, who managed for 25 consecutive seasons. It appears the next staff will be the complete opposite.

The Giants have gone young and are working to bring in former Dodgers minor league hitting coach Justin Viele as one of their major league hitting coaches, multiple sources told NBC Sports Bay Area. Viele, 29, is expected to work with 33-year-old Donnie Ecker. While it's unclear what the hierarchy would be, the Giants have internally discussed the possibility of getting rid of traditional roles, and it's possible Ecker and Viele will work as a team instead of having one hitting coach and one assistant hitting coach. 

Viele served as hitting coach for the Low-A Great Lakes Loons in 2019 and the year before that was the hitting coach for the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, where he worked with top prospect Gavin Lux. Viele is from Southern California but has Bay Area ties, having played at Santa Clara University. He later worked on his alma mater's coaching staff before joining the Dodgers, where he worked with Farhan Zaidi and Gabe Kapler. 

Like Ecker, who is coming over from the Reds, Viele has limited professional playing experience. He was drafted as a middle infielder and played 126 minor league games for the Orioles, a stint that made him a teammate of current Giants standout Mike Yastrzemski.

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It appears Viele will now serve as one of Yastrzemski's hitting coaches, continuing a trend for the Giants, who are trying to bring in younger coaches well-versed in analytics, biomechanics and player development. The Giants are expected to announce their staff early this week at the annual Winter Meetings, with Viele possibly joining Ecker and Brian Bannister, the 38-year-old Director of Pitching. Ron Wotus is the lone member of Bochy's staff who will work on Gabe Kapler's staff.