Daniel Mengden

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners

Just before first pitch in Seattle, thanks to the New York Yankees…

 

Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen implosion and fan-interference-that-wasn’t sink Athletics

OAKLAND — Despite the fact that the Oakland Athletics’ magic number to…

 

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Liam Hendriks takes ownership of the opener role for the Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND -- When Liam Hendriks was called back up to the Oakland…

 

Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics pitcher Andrew Triggs to undergo thoracic outlet surgery

The Oakland Athletics have announced that right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs will undergo…

Andrew Triggs, seen here September 2, 2016, will undergo surgery. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics continue winning streak thanks to 10-run inning

For the second straight night, the Oakland Athletics only scored in the…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman follows through on a swing against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics plan to keep using the opener, but Brett Anderson’s return could help with rotation depth

OAKLAND -- The Oakland Athletics will likely use an opener on Friday…

Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics’ second attempt at bullpenning works, back end of bullpen doesn’t against Yankees

OAKLAND -- The first time the Oakland Athletics tried the bullpenning/opener thing,…

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty gestures to the dugout after hitting a double against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

A’s call up eight players, experiment with new pitching strategy

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- The Oakland Athletics…

Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis warms up before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland A’s bullpen strategy goes sour, Khris Davis hits 40th home run, Mariners win 8-7

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- With their starting…

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis warms up before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Oakland Athletics starter Sean Manaea optimistic for return, Melvin not so much

OAKLAND -- The day after his last start on August 24, Oakland…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sean Manaea throws in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Oakland Athletics and Brett Anderson crumble in the middle innings, Houston Astros cruise to 11-4 comeback win

The reclamation project that was Oakland Athletics starter Brett Anderson had finally…

Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics stand pat at the deadline, but could make moves in August

OAKLAND -- Bob Melvin inadvertently broke a little news on Tuesday, before…

Oakland Athletics' manager Bob Melvin watches the game in the dugout against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (Michael Urakami / Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics set rotation for second half, plus injury updates on Matt Joyce and Daniel Mengden

OAKLAND -- Bob Melvin has been up to Mount Davis before, plenty…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson throws to the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (Michael Urakami / Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Bay Bridge Series Notebook: Oakland A’s recall Franklin Barreto, DFA Santiago Casilla; Jed Lowrie update

AT&T PARK -- The Oakland Athletics relief corps came into yesterday’s game…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Andrew Triggs, seen here pitching in 2016, is working his way back from the disabled list. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Oakland Athletics Notebook: No structural damage for Andrew Triggs

OAKLAND -- After visiting specialist Dr. Keith Meister on Tuesday, Oakland Athletics…

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Andrew Triggs, seen here pitching in 2016, is working his way back from the disabled list. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Matt Chapman takes ground balls before the Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians on June 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Matt Chapman returns to the lineup

OAKLAND -- Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman was reinstated from the…

Matt Chapman takes ground balls before the Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians on June 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Oakland Athletics: Blake Treinen is a witch for nasty pitch combo, plus a Franklin Barreto note on strikeouts

OAKLAND -- Oakland Athletics closer Blake Treinen is quickly becoming a sensation…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Daniel Mengden to DL, A’s call up Chris Bassitt

The Oakland Athletics have recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville,…

Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt throws a pitch during the first inning of a June 15, 2018 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Oakland Athletics starter Daniel Mengden goes down with a foot injury

Oakland A’s starter Daniel Mengden left his Saturday start against the Chicago…

Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman (26), seen here in April of 2018, hit an Oakland-record three doubles against the Houston Astros. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Oakland Athletics: Mengden drops another to Astros as A’s fall 6-3

OAKLAND — The last time Oakland Athletics pitcher Daniel Mengden faced off…

The Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman (26), seen here in April of 2018, hit an Oakland-record three doubles against the Houston Astros. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)