Yusmeiro Petit

Oakland Athletics' Jed Lowrie makes contact against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics fall to Angels in final tune-up before heading to New York

By Matt Doan Special to S.F. Examiner The Oakland Athletics dropped the…

 

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)

Should Oakland Athletics DH Khris Davis be in the MVP conversation? Bob Melvin thinks so

By John Hickey Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND – Oakland Athletics designated…

 

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)

A’s strike early and hang on for 7-5 win over Mariners

By Alex Hall Special to S.F. Examiner OAKLAND -- On Thursday night, the…

 

Jeurys Familia  makes his Oakland Athletics debut on July 22, 2018, at the Oakland Coliseum against the San Francisco Giants. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Bullpen games an option for the Oakland Athletics, but not front of mind for Bob Melvin

OAKLAND — During select late-season matchups, the Oakland A’s could eschew their…

Jeurys Familia  makes his Oakland Athletics debut on July 22, 2018, at the Oakland Coliseum against the San Francisco Giants. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Yusmeiro Petit pitches for the Oakland Athletics. (Courtesy / Oakland Athletics).

Yusmeiro Petit is an under-the-radar factor for a dominant Oakland Athletics bullpen

The scouting report on Oakland Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit does not inspire…

Yusmeiro Petit pitches for the Oakland Athletics. (Courtesy / Oakland Athletics).
Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis warms up in the on-deck circle against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics swept by Colorado Rockies, Khris Davis and Matt Chapman homer

On Sunday, German Marquez was the latest in a line of three…

Oakland Athletics' DH Khris Davis warms up in the on-deck circle against the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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 will take rehab assignment in Stockton on Monday

OAKLAND -- Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman completed a successful round…

Matt Chapman takes ground balls before the Oakland Athletics host the Cleveland Indians on June 29, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Franklin Barreto (1), seen here on July 1, 2017, hit two three-run homers on Friday. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Franklin Barreto slugs two home runs in first half of Chicago doubleheader, but A’s split with White Sox

Oakland Athletics infielder Franklin Barreto seems to enjoy hitting at Guaranteed Rate…

Franklin Barreto (1), seen here on July 1, 2017, hit two three-run homers on Friday. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)
Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: Paul Blackburn earns a win in his first start back from injury

OAKLAND -- After Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Kansas City Royals, Oakland…

Paul Blackburn, seen here last July, wasn't able to get through the fifth on Friday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics: Frankie Montas throws five no-hit innings in A’s starting debut

OAKLAND -- Frankie Montas has 101 minor league starts on his resumé,…

Frankie Montas pitches for the Oakland Athletics in 2017. (Courtesy Oakland Athletics)
Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)

Oakland Athletics: A’s use five double plays to get past Seattle on bullpen day

OAKLAND — If double plays are a pitcher’s best friend, the Oakland…

Stephen Piscotty in April of 2018. (Courtesy: Oakland Athletics)
Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: A’s drop extra-inning affair to Seattle Mariners

OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics have hit well on the road and…

Mark Canha, seen here Sept. 6, hit a decisive two-run homer against the Giants on Saturday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Brett Anderson, seen here in his last stint with the A's, got the hard-luck no-decision on Wednesday.

Oakland Athletics: Bullpen saves the day again in shortened Brett Anderson Start; Josh Lucas comes up big and Dustin Fowler homers

For the second consecutive night, the Oakland Athletics lost their starting pitcher…

Brett Anderson, seen here in his last stint with the A's, got the hard-luck no-decision on Wednesday.
Mark Canha, left, celebrates with Marcus Semien after the Athletics defeated the New York Yankees in 2016. The two Cal products combined to go 3-for-9 on Friday, with Semien driving in four. (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Oakland Athletics: Yusmeiro Petit saves A’s bacon as Oakland pulls away from Yankees with the longball

The Oakland Athletics have been a far stronger offensive team on the…

Mark Canha, left, celebrates with Marcus Semien after the Athletics defeated the New York Yankees in 2016. The two Cal products combined to go 3-for-9 on Friday, with Semien driving in four. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Khris Davis should return by Thursday from a groin strain. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Athletics: A’s end marathon with two-run walk-off blast from Khris Davis

OAKLAND -- Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman was a rookie the last…

Khris Davis should return by Thursday from a groin strain. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Marcus Semien and other core position players could make the Oakland A’s a viable threat for a wild-card run. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s, Giants follow disparate paths to same goal

Amid the opening days of the Cactus League schedule, the Oakland A’s…

Marcus Semien and other core position players could make the Oakland A’s a viable threat for a wild-card run. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Yusmeiro Petit will return to the Bay Area on a contract with the Oakland A's. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

A’s add former Giants reliever Yusmeiro Petit

The Oakland Athletics added former San Francisco Giants reliever Yusmeiro Petit on…

Yusmeiro Petit will return to the Bay Area on a contract with the Oakland A's. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum, right, gives the baseball to manager Bruce Bochy after giving up five runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers, four during the second inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Lincecum may lose rotation spot after another pounding

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers hammered Tim Lincecum early and…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum, right, gives the baseball to manager Bruce Bochy after giving up five runs to the Los Angeles Dodgers, four during the second inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
Patrick Semansky/AP file photoCut by Seattle in April 2011

From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His…

Patrick Semansky/AP file photoCut by Seattle in April 2011
Ben Margot/APThe Giants' Yusmeiro Petit threw a complete game Tuesday against the Diamondbacks

Petit keeps Giants rolling in win over Diamondbacks

Yusmeiro Petit pitched a four-hitter for his second career complete game as…

Ben Margot/APThe Giants' Yusmeiro Petit threw a complete game Tuesday against the Diamondbacks