The 2021 Bay Bridge Series got off to a disappointing start for the Oakland A’s https://www.oaklandfanstoreonline.com/Sergio_Romo_Face_Mask-494.Despite getting two hits from their pitcher, the A’s were shut out 2-0 by the San Francisco Giants on Friday at Oracle Park. The position players in Oakland’s lineup managed only four hits, while the Giants did just enough on offense to scratch out a couple runs.Click here to revisit tonight’s Game Thread! Starting pitcher Sean Manaea did everything he could to carry the A’s tonight. On the mound he was brilliant, pounding the zone and breezing through six innings. San Francisco rarely hit the ball hard and only scored once against him in the 4th, with a double down the line that landed two feet fair followed by a bloop single Ramon Laureano Pet Jersey. He issued a pair of walks leading off the 6th, but got out of that jam.Manaea: 6 ip, 1 run, 7 Ks, 3 BB, 3 hits, 93 pitches, 87.8 mphOn top of that performance, he also chipped in at the plate. When he batted in the 3rd inning the A’s hadn’t yet reached base, as Johnny Cueto had retired the entire lineup in order the first time through. Manaea got a fastball up in the zone and smoked a 96.1 mph liner into the right-center gap for a double.