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Doolittle ecstatic about saving Zito's (probable) last MLB start

The Oakland Athletics were in full-on 'spoiler' mode on Wednesday, capitalizing on four errors by the Los Angeles Angels to the tune of seven unearned runs en route to an 8-7 victory that threw a wrench in the Halos' hunt for a postseason spot.The Angels fell a half-game behind the Houston Astros for the second Wild Card spot in the AL after closer Sean Doolittle was able to navigate...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Tweaks Got Sean Doolittle to Chapter Three

The first time Sean Doolittle‘s career almost ended, he still owned a first baseman’s glove. The second time his career almost ended, he was clutching his throwing shoulder and wondering why he couldn’t crack 90 mph on the radar gun. During his second comeback, often he wondered why he was “pitching with the break on” as he put it last week. A tweak to his repertoire and...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Doolittle's return to form a nice development for A's

The Oakland Athletics are looking for positives as the season's final few weeks tick away. They're mired in last place and have had a monumentally frustrating season, but the recent work from relieve Sean Doolittle has been a bright spot.A left shoulder strain derailed Doolittle's first comeback attempt in late May, and he only recently made it back to the mound. On Friday night...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Doolittle dazzles for A's in perfect inning of work vs. Diamondbacks

After lefty Sean Doolittle navigated the eighth inning on Sunday afternoon with ease, striking out Arizona Diamondbacks hitters Yasmany Tomas and A.J. Pollock and preserving the Oakland Athletics' 4-3 lead, his manager was impressed.  2015's been a rough go for Doolittle, who is still easing his way back into the bullpen mix for Bob Melvin's A's as they look ahead to next season...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Doolittle gets cup check from teammate

Oakland A’s reliever Sean Doolittle pitched in just one game this season and has been on the disabled list since. Missing that much time can certainly take a player’s focus away, which is probably why Doolittle was caught posing in the dugout like Mike Honcho on Thursday night. Doolittle was standing with one leg up...Read More
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitching, offense, defense back on track for Oakland A’s

Baseball fans need to hold their horses before counting the Oakland A’s out of the season. With the team improving on the mound, on the field and in the batter’s box, the season is far from over. For just the second time this season, the A’s have won back-to-back games. 2015 has been a year of bitter disappointment for Bay Area sports aficionados looking to see Oakland...
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s closer buying tickets to fill stands at LGBT Pride Night

  The Oakland A’s are hosting their first LGBT Pride Night this year, and not all season ticket holders want to go. Luckily, the girlfriend of A’s closer Sean Doolittle came up with the perfect solution.   Eireann Dolan, who has two moms who are diehard Oakland fans, wrote in a blog post last Friday that although she “was saddened to read some of the replies...
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

A's closer Sean Doolittle is having a historical season

New Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle wasn’t able to hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the 10th on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, but he’s been about as dominating as you can get from the bump thus far this season. The former minor league position player has not yielded a run in his last 24.1 innings. He has struck out 37, walked one and given up six hits during...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Recent pitching staff changes upgrade the Oakland A’s bullpen

Dan Straily This past week, the Oakland A’s bullpen went through some changes. Starter Dan Straily was optioned for Triple-A in Sacramento while A’s reliever Ryan Cook came out of  Wednesday’s game with a strained forearm. Replacing Straily in the starting rotation is lefty Drew Pomeranz who had previously been a long reliever for the Athletics. Additionally, relievers Joe...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Who else should the Oakland A’s sign to a long-term contract?

This past week, the Oakland A’s signed left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle to a five year contract. After switching from a first baseman to a pitcher in 2011, Doolittle has become one of the most reliable and consistent relievers in the Athletics’ bullpen. The A’s rarely sign players to lengthy contracts, but, with such a young team, it would be a good idea to lock up some...
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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