Giants look to snap skid in Bay Bridge Series against Athletics

Jul 25, 2023, 7:00 AM | Updated: 7:38 am

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 06: LaMonte Wade Jr. #31 of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run in the si...

(Photo by Brandon Vallance/Getty Images)

(Photo by Brandon Vallance/Getty Images)

While the Bay Bridge Series typically has plenty of juice when the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics come face-to-face, this week’s edition will have some interesting storylines when the two teams meet at Oracle Park.

Tuesday will mark the start of a two-game set between these cross-Bay rivals, with San Francisco (54-47) currently reeling amid a six-game losing streak.

A matchup against the 74-loss Oakland A’s could provide the Giants a life-raft that can pull themselves out of a tailspin that has resulted in San Francisco falling 4.5 games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers and out of the third National League Wild Card’s sole possession.

The A’s hold MLB’s worst record at 28-74 and have seven of its first ten games out of the All-Star break.

YouTube video

There have been some classic moments between these two teams in recent memory, with LaMonte Wade Jr.’s clutch go-ahead-two-run-blast in 2021 at the top of the list.

Since the start of the 2021 season, the Giants hold a 7-3 record against the A’s, including a 3-1 advantage for San Francisco in 2022.

Tuesday’s matchup between San Francisco and Oakland will also feature a protest similar to June 14th’s reverse boycott game at the Coliseum. A’s fans have asked Giants fans to “Unite The Bay” and protest the team’s expected move to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fans will be handing out black “Sell” shirts and posters that say “Unite The Bay” with an image of a San Francisco and Oakland player shaking hands:

It’s shaping up to be an action-packed couple of days at Oracle Park–both on the field and in the stands.

Here are the probable starting pitchers and first-pitch info for this week’s Bay Bridge Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics.

Bay Bridge Series: Giants vs. A’s starting pitchers & game info (subject to change)

Tuesday, July 25th – Alex Cobb (6-3, 3.15 ERA) vs. Ken Waldichuk (2-6, 6.75 ERA) – 6:45 PM PST

Wednesday, July 26th – Alex Wood (4-4, 4.99 ERA) vs. Hogan Harris  (2-4, 6.11 ERA) –  6:45 PM PST

Upcoming San Francisco Giants Schedule

  • Tuesday, July 25th-Wednesday, July 26th – vs. Oakland Athletics
  • Friday, July 28th -Sunday, July 30th – vs. Boston Red Sox
  • Monday, July 31st-Thursday, August 3rd – vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Saturday, August 5th-Sunday, August 6th – @ Oakland Athletics
  • Monday, August 7th-Wednesday, August 9th – @ Los Angeles Angels

Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.



LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Luke Jackson #77 of the San Francisco Giants covers home af...

Frankie Cartoscelli

SF Giants watch NL Wild Card hopes dwindle to less than 1%

The SF Giants' NL Wild Card hopes have faded to less than one percent, according to Baseball Reference's MLB Playoff prediction model.

12 hours ago

Mike Yastrzemski #5 of the San Francisco Giants comes in to score on a walk to Tyler Fitzgerald #49...

BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer

Physical, mental blunders by San Francisco Giants result in 7-2 loss to Dodgers

With Thursday's loss, the San Francisco Giants have dropped six of seven on their road trip to fall further out of the NL wild-card race.

13 hours ago

Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants follows the flight of the ball after hitting a six...

Joseph Jarosz

Brandon Crawford heads back to San Francisco Giants injured list

The San Francisco Giants are sending Brandon Crawford to the injured list. He's eligible to return for the team's final home game on Oct. 1.

1 day ago

Heart Health Park, home of the Sacramento River Cats....

Joseph Jarosz

Sacramento River Cats to host Giants for exhibition game in 2024

The Sacramento River Cats will host their major league affiliate, the San Francisco Giants, in an exhibition game at Sutter Health Park in 2024.

1 day ago

Manager Mark Kotsay #7 of the Oakland Athletics comes out to take out Joey Estes #68 of the Oakland...

BEN ROSS Associated Press

Athletics move within two losses of Oakland record following sweep by Mariners

Joey Estes made his major league debut for the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, allowing six runs, five earned, on six hits with two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

2 days ago

Infielder Thairo Estrada #39 of the San Francisco Giants throws over Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona ...

DAVID BRANDT AP Baseball Writer

D-backs sweep San Francisco Giants in two-game series

The San Francisco Giants have lost five of their past six, fell to 76-76 for the season, and are 3 1/2 games back for the final playoff spot.

2 days ago

Giants look to snap skid in Bay Bridge Series against Athletics