Sergio Romo

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers delivers a pitch. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Athletics fall short as Mike Fiers takes first loss with Oakland

One of the only teams in all of Major League Baseball that’s…

 

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 try using an opener again in Game 2 against New York Yankees

OAKLAND -- After a somewhat unsuccessful first effort at using an "opener,"…

 

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Chris Hatcher (44) pitches against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on March 26, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Major League Baseball’s newest position? The Opener

OAKLAND — Bruce Maxwell was stunned, stupefied. "What the f---," the Oakland…

 

Romo on return to AT&T: 'It's going to be weird, it's going to be different'

Romo on return to AT&T: ‘It’s going to be weird, it’s going to be different’

AT&T Park — As Sergio Romo sat in the unfamiliar visitor's dugout…

Romo on return to AT&T: 'It's going to be weird, it's going to be different'
The Chicago Cubs technically eliminated the San Francisco Giants. In reality, it was the Giants' own inaction at the deadline that buried them. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants can look in mirror for BS (blown saves)

History says the Giants’ season crashed and burned in Game 4 of…

The Chicago Cubs technically eliminated the San Francisco Giants. In reality, it was the Giants' own inaction at the deadline that buried them. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Giants will not be adding another championship flag after losing to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

An unfamiliar familiar finish: Bullpen implodes, Giants eliminated in playoffs for first time under Bochy

AT&T PARK — As Javier Baez rounded first in the ninth inning…

The Giants will not be adding another championship flag after losing to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Derek Law got the win on Monday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

In Derek Law, a Giants bullpen star is born

AT&T PARK — On an April afternoon, Derek Law was relaxing in…

Derek Law got the win on Monday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Giants have never won when Madison Bumgarner allows seven or more runs. (SLGCKGC/Flickr)

Giants feel the blues on Grateful Dead Night in Philly

PHILADELPHIA — It was Grateful Dead Night at Citizens Bank Park on…

The Giants have never won when Madison Bumgarner allows seven or more runs. (SLGCKGC/Flickr)
Reggie Jackson couldn't make it to Oakland for Jackie Robinson Day. (Doug Atkins/1987 AP)

Mr. October a no show for A’s April event

The Athletics celebrated Jackie Robinson Day by saluting their African American Franchise…

Reggie Jackson couldn't make it to Oakland for Jackie Robinson Day. (Doug Atkins/1987 AP)
Matt Cain struggled at Coors Field on Thursday. (Tom Zalubowski/AP)

Health concerns abound as Giants lose to Rockies

DENVER — The San Francisco Giants came to Colorado on a little…

Matt Cain struggled at Coors Field on Thursday. (Tom Zalubowski/AP)
Hunter Pence waves to fans as he walks toward the field for a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Both big-name starters struggle in Giants-Mariners tilt

PEORIA, Ariz. — Leonys Martin and Luis Sardinas homered in Seattle’s 6-run…

Hunter Pence waves to fans as he walks toward the field for a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Ross D. Franklin/AP File PhotoSergio Romo has finalized a two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.

Sergio Romo finalizes $15M, 2-year deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sergio Romo tested free agency, had some offers and…

Ross D. Franklin/AP File PhotoSergio Romo has finalized a two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.
Jeff Roberson/AP File PhotoThe San Francisco Giants have finalized a two-year contract with right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy.

Jake Peavy agrees on $24M, 2-year deal with Giants

The Giants are keeping a key member of their World Series rotation,…

Jeff Roberson/AP File PhotoThe San Francisco Giants have finalized a two-year contract with right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy.
Colin E. Braley/AP PhotoRelief pitcher Sergio Romo has agreed to a two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.

Giants poised to bring back Romo

SAN FRANCISCO -- Free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on…

Colin E. Braley/AP PhotoRelief pitcher Sergio Romo has agreed to a two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.
AP Photo/David ZalubowskiGiants reliever Sergio Romo walks to the dugout after surrendering a walk-off single to the Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon in the ninth inning Monday.

Giants blow lead as six-game win streak ends

DENVER — A solid start to the day by the Giants gave…

AP Photo/David ZalubowskiGiants reliever Sergio Romo walks to the dugout after surrendering a walk-off single to the Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon in the ninth inning Monday.
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

One out from win, Giants can’t close out Rockies

DENVER -- Nolan Arenado hit a two-out, two-run double off the wall…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Giants weather blown save to beat Dodgers in 10 innings

LOS ANGELES — Pablo Sandoval and Hector Sanchez hit RBI singles in…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerPitcher Sergio Romo spoke and signed autographs to students at Lafayette Elementary School on Tuesday in The City. His talk was part of Washington High School’s Athletes in Math Succeed program.

Professional athletes coach Lafayette Elementary students on importance of education

Meeting a Major League Baseball player as a kid helped inspire Giants…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerPitcher Sergio Romo spoke and signed autographs to students at Lafayette Elementary School on Tuesday in The City. His talk was part of Washington High School’s Athletes in Math Succeed program.
Gregory BulL/apSergio Romo became the Giants’ closer partly because of his lethal slider

Spring training analysis: Giants should be concerned about Romo’s long-term health

Unless you’re a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers or A’s, you’re…

Gregory BulL/apSergio Romo became the Giants’ closer partly because of his lethal slider
AP Photo/Chris SzagolaSan Francisco Giants left fielder Michael Morse misplays the ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Ben Revere for an error during the fifth inning of a baseball game

Giants rally in 9th against Papelbon, beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Sergio Romo threw his hands out, looked to the sky…

AP Photo/Chris SzagolaSan Francisco Giants left fielder Michael Morse misplays the ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Ben Revere for an error during the fifth inning of a baseball game