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San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 8/21/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The San Francisco Giants (78-44) will collide with the Oakland Athletics (70-53) in Game 2 of a three-game weekend showdown at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 4:07 PM ET. San Francisco defeated the New York Mets in the first two contests of a three-game set at 7-5 on Monday and 3-2 on Tuesday but failed to complete a series sweep after a 2-6 defeat on Wednesday. The Giants continued losing games after they bowed to the Oakland Athletics in the series opener at 1-4 on Friday. Starter Alex Wood finished 5.0 innings pitched with two earned runs on five hits allowed while granting two walks and struck out nine Oakland hitters in the loss. Center Fielder Mike Yastrzemski earned the lone run scored on one hit with one RBI in the losing effort.

 

San Francisco will be assigning righty Kevin Gausman to take his post on the bump to start the second round of a series versus the Athletics on Saturday. The 30-year-old right-handed thrower is 12-5 with a 2.40 ERA, a WHIP at 0.98, a total of 169 strikeouts, and awarded 45 free bases in his 142.1 innings pitched this season.

 

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San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics Predictions 8/21/2021

 

The Oakland Athletics survived the near-sweep situation in a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox after losing the first three installments but won the series finale. The Athletics kneeled to the White Sox with a 2-5 loss on Monday, 0-9 on Tuesday, and 2-3 in the third match on Wednesday but earned a tough 5-4 triumph in the finale on Thursday. Oakland continued their success after they beat the Giants in the series opener at 4-1 on Friday. Starting Pitcher James Kaprielian gave up just one earned run on three hits with four bases on balls awarded and struck out four San Francisco batters in pitching for 5.0 innings in the winning effort. Center Fielder Starling Marte led the offense for the Athletics with one run, one hit, and one RBI while 2nd Baseman Josh Harrison drove two RBIs on a double in the victory.

 

Left-handed Pitcher Sean Manaea will be taking his post on the pitcher’s rubber to start the second match of a weekend series against the Giants on Saturday. The 29-year-old southpaw starter is 8-8 with a 3.77 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and granted 33 walks while striking out 148 batters in the majors this year.

 

San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics. The MLB Pick for this match is San Francisco -120. The Giants will be sending a solid starter on the mound in Kevin Gausman who gave up a combined five runs on 14 hits in 16 innings pitched of his last three starts giving San Francisco three wins. On the contrary, the Athletics starter Sean Manaea struggled in two of his last three starts after allowing 15 runs on 20 base hits in pitching for 10 innings resulting in a loss in those two starts. The prediction: The San Francisco Giants will win at 5-3.

 

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San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 8/21/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:07 PM ET

Location: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California

 

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021

 

TV: NSCA, NBCSCA

 

MLB Odds: San Francisco Giants -120

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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