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Dugout Digest – Athletics finish collapse with a thud

So it’s official then – the Oakland Athletics won’t be winning the AL West, despite their torrid start to the year. I think we all kind of knew deep down that the A’s weren’t going to completely run away with the AL West, after all, they never had a lead of more than six games. But I don’t think any of us could have foreseen a stretch in which they went 17-27 (and counting...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – Athletics finish collapse with a thud

So it’s official then – the Oakland Athletics won’t be winning the AL West, despite their torrid start to the year. I think we all kind of knew deep down that the A’s weren’t going to completely run away with the AL West, after all, they never had a lead of more than six games. But I don’t think any of us could have foreseen a stretch in which they went 17-27 (and counting...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels Are AL West Champions

The Angels are the American League West Division champions for 2014. With a Magic Number of two, the team took care of business in Anaheim against the Mariners, winning 5-0. Then, with a Magic Number of ONE, the Halos rushed to the clubhouse to watch the A's Rangers game, needing an A's loss to the Athletics to clinch the division. The Athletics loaded the bases in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland eliminated from AL West, Doolittle blows save in loss at Texas

  Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland's two-year reign...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

6-run 9th inning propels Rangers over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Doolittle blows save, A's lose 6-1 to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ninth-Inning Collapse Sends Oakland Athletics to 6-1 Defeat

Wednesday was a bad night for Sean Doolittle. After Jeff Samardzija worked eight scoreless frames and racked up 10 punchouts, the closer served up five runs in the ninth, as the Oakland Athletics slumped to a 6-1 loss to the Texas Rangers. The A’s record stands at 83-68, as the club drops into a tie with the Kansas City Royals for the top wild-card spot. Samardzija dismantled...
Via BaySportsNet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland A’s most hindering player injuries

The Oakland A’s have been riddled with injuries for some time now. It seems as though just as someone gets better, another Athletic incurs a multi-day injury. For a team who likes have a deep bench in order to mix and match their players, it has become harder and harder for them to customize lineups as players fall to concussions, strained hamstrings, and back spasms. But which...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s walk back from brink to top Mariners in 10th

On Saturday night at a packed, loud Safeco Field, the A’s faced their most frequent tormentor and the likelihood of slipping out of a playoff spot altogether. With a sense of unexpected drama that harked back to the 2012 A’s, though, Oakland hung tough with All-Star Felix Hernandez, then beat Seattle closer Fernando Rodney in the 10th inning. Rodney put three men aboard, one...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A's activate closer Doolittle from DL as club heads into stretch run

  The Oakland Athletics have activated closer Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list ahead of a key three-game series against Seattle. Doolittle was reinstated before Friday night's series opener against the Mariners. Oakland's lead for the top AL wild card spot was down to 1½ games. Doolittle was placed on the DL on Aug. 24 because of a strained right intercostal...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics activate closer Sean Doolittle from disabled list

The Oakland Athletics have activated All-Star closer Sean Doolittle from the disabled list, the club announced Friday. That means Doolittle will be available for the all-important three-game series in Seattle this weekend. Doolittle has been out since Aug. 23 due to an intercostal (ribcage muscle) strain. The 27 year old has closed down 20 of his 23 save chances this season with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Sean Doolittle activated

As expected, the Oakland Athletics activated closer Sean Doolittle from the 15-day DL for Friday night's game against the Seattle Mariners, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com. Doolittle had been sidelined with a strained intercostal (ribcage). The A's have gone 22-29 since the All-Star Break and are ahead of the Mariners by only one game for the AL Wild Card.Sean DoolittleA...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: John Jaso, Craig Gentry, Sean Doolittle, Stephen Vogt

The Oakland Athletics lost 1-0 on Thursday to Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox, falling to 9.5 games back of the red-hot Los Angeles Angeles, and giving A's only a one game lead for the AL Wild Card. Some of the injuries that have plagued the team are updated below.Catcher John Jaso (.264/.337/.430, OPS+ 117 with nine homers and 40 RBI in 99 games) has been on the concussion...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: John Jaso, Sean Doolittle, Nick Punto, Stephen Vogt

The Oakland Athletics, who led the AL West for 106 days straight, are now preparing for the contingency that they may have to enter the postseason as one of two Wild Card teams. Part of the reason for the recent 8-17 record is injuries, which are reviewed below.Catcher John Jaso (.264/.337/.430, OPS+ 117 with nine homers and 40 RBI in 99 games) has been on the concussion list since...
Via MLB Injury News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Sean Doolittle making progress

The Oakland A's entered a weekend series against the Houston Astros with a 79-61 record, second in the American League West. With 22 games remaining in the season, the A's have a good chance at a post season berth. The good news coming down the stretch is that closer Sean Doolittle is making progress and could return as soon as Monday. #454558804 / gettyimages.comOur own...
Via Sports Injury Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Coco Crisp, Sean Doolittle, Jed Lowrie

Oakland A's center fielder Coco Crisp was held out of Saturday's 2-0 loss against the Los Angeles Angels after a wall collision Friday (video here and below), and will not play in Sunday's finale. Closer Sean Doolittle, on the DL with a right intercostal strain, is "feeling better" but not ready for on-field work. Shortstop Jed Lowrie (finger) began a rehab...
Via MLB Injury News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric O’Flaherty (RP, OAK) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues ANALYSIS: With the recent news that stud closer Sean Doolittle hit the DL, Eric O’Flaherty has stepped in as the Oakland closer and has made his way onto our waiver wire sleepers list for saves. Let’s be honest here – there is no replacing Doolittle. He has been absolutely filthy this year. But […]
Via RotoBaller
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Doolittle’s Injury Derails A’s Bullpen

#453843324 / gettyimages.com After a shaky start to the season it looked like the Oakland A’s had solved the crisis in their bullpen.  With the failed Jim Johnson experiment/fiasco the closing job was up for grabs and with a closer by committee there was never a chance for stability amongst the late-inning hurlers. Enter Sean Doolittle.  After being signed to a contract extension...
Via TopSportsReport
22 days ago  |  Discuss

A's not OK: Closer Doolittle to DL

One of this season's most pleasant surprises has finally disappointed fantasy owners, as A's closer Sean Doolittle has been placed on the DL with an intercostal strain. There's no specific timetable on Doolittle's return at the moment, but the team's website notes that this injury can take "as few as two to three weeks of recovery time and up to several months...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Call The Doctor, Doolittle

Grab Luke Gregerson! Ah, that's how you start a post. Some sweet, sweet SAGNOF. It's like when I walk into a room and it just lights up. Guys and four girls be going, "Ooh, what's his name, and can I get his number?" My mustache is yours. *eye wink* There's plenty of me to go around. On the other hand (wasn't that the first hand?), there hasn...
Via Razzball
25 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s place Sean Doolittle on disabled list

getty images The Oakland Athletics have placed closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day disabled list. Doolittle, an All-Star this season, lands on the DL with an intercostal strain. In 54 games this season the 27-year-old Doolittle had posted a 2.28 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP across 55 1/3 innings of work amassing 20 saves. Dan Otero has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take the roster...
Via Tireball.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

A's put closer Sean Doolittle on DL with muscle strain

  Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list by Oakland about an hour before Sunday's game with the Los Angeles Angels with a strained right intercostal. Doolittle, who saved the last two games against the Angels, is 1-3 with 20 saves and a 2.28 ERA in 54 relief appearances. He has walked five and struck out 80 in 55-1/3 innings. Doolittle...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Sean Doolittle placed on DL

Despite earlier reports that Sean Doolittle was "not worried" after a cramp in his side during Saturday night's win over the Los Angeles Angels, the Oakland Athletics placed the closer on the 15-day DL with a right intercostal strain and recalled right-handed reliever Dan Otero from Triple-A Sacramento, the team announced just before Sunday's finale. The A'...
Via Sports Injury Alert
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Place Closer Sean Doolittle On The 15-Day DL

The Oakland Athletics have placed their All-Star closer Sean Doolittle on the 15-day DL with a strained right intercostal muscle. He is expected to only need the minimum 15 days but these types of injures can linger for much longer.#490158835 / gettyimages.comDoolittle saved 20 of 23 chances and has a 2.28 ERA and a 0.70 WHIP with 80 strikeouts over 55.1 innings.In the mean time...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Doolittle goes on DL

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list by Oakland about an hour before Sunday's game with the Los Angeles Angels with a strained right intercostal. Doolittle, who saved the last two games against the Angels, is 1-3 with 20 saves and a 2.28 ERA in 54 relief appearances. He has walked five and struck out 80 in 55 1-3 innings...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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