Giants vs. Athletics, Bay Bridge Series 2011: Giants Looking to Bounce Back at the Coliseum

The second installment of the Bay Bridge series resumes this evening with the Oakland A’s taking the early advantage at the Big O. The San Francisco Giants are the models of resiliency though as Saturday night should have some excitement at the ballpark.

The Giants will go with Manny Burriss at second base today, while Nate Schierholtz will get a second straight start in right field. Aaron Rowand will DH batting seventh as Aubrey Huff will be back at first batting clean up. Pablo Sandoval moves back to third, Brandon Crawford will be at short.

As for the Athletics, they’ll have Jemile Weeks leading off playing second base with Hideki Matsui as the DH once again. Josh Willingham will sit as Adam Rosales will get the start in left field, and Daric Barton will get the start at first base, batting ninth.

San Francisco Giants Lineup:

1. Andres Torres CF
2. Manny Burriss 2B
3. Pablo Sandoval 3B
4. Aubrey Huff 1B
5. Cody Ross LF
6. Nate Schierholtz RF
7. Aaron Rowand DH
8. Brandon Crawford SS
9. Chris Stewart C

Oakland A’s Lineup:

1. Jemile Weeks 2B
2. Cliff Pennington SS
3. Coco Crisp CF
4. Hideki Matsui DH
5. Conor Jackson RF
6. Kurt Suzuki C
7. Scott Sizemore 3B
8. Adam Rosales LF
9. Daric Barton 1B

We’ll be here all weekend long following the 2011 Bay Bridge Series. For more on the Giants and the A’s, head over to McCovey Chronicles and Athletics Nation to get in on the action.

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