Found August 23, 2013 on BaySportsNet:
On Tuesday night at the Coliseum, Sean Doolittle allowed hits to all four batters he faced, and all four would score. In the process, the Oakland A’s 4-2 lead over the Seattle Mariners would vanish, and Sonny Gray’s seven strikeouts over seven innings would be wasted. “All we’ve got to do is get six outs,” said Doolittle. “They got four runs before we even got one out. Made a mess of that eighth inning.” “We felt like that was a game we should have won. I don’t know. Just not the right night, not the right time of year to have an inning like that.” The 26-year-old left-hander, who had never given up four runs in a single game during short career with Oakland, has had quite a few nights “like that” recently. He’s now let in six runs in his last four games, and has posted a 20.25 ERA over 2.2 innings. Of the most recent poor outing, in which fellow setup man Ryan Cook also struggled, Melvin commented: “We don’t see that often. I think that was surpri...

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