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Dawn of the Planet of the A’s

The Oakland A's have been the team to beat in the first half of 2014. They own the best record the majors, their offense, which is comprised of a ragtag bunch of misfits from the other side of the tracks, ranks second among all teams in RBIs and total bases. They lead the league in ERA and WHIP, and they just upgraded their rotation with the acquisition of Jeff Samardzija and...
Via Razzball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 487: Ballplayers Say the Darndest Things by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and and Sam banter about Bronson Arroyo and Sean Doolittle, then discuss comments by John Lackey and Jose Bautista.
Via Baseball Prospectus
14 days ago  |  Discuss

A's P welcomes Shark to Oakland with funny joke

Jeff Samardzija playing football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2006 (Credit: US Air Force) Former Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija was traded to the Oakland A’s last night along with Jason Hammel. Current Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle welcomed Samardzija to Oakland with excitement and a good joke via Twitter today: Excited to see Samardzija back on a football field —...
Via Reading Between The Seams
17 days ago  |  Discuss

A's prevail over Blue Jays despite protesting game after crazy second-inning play

Sometimes, all it takes is a change of scenery. For the A's, they got just what they hoped for in a return home Thursday after their most recent trip concluded with a three-game sweep in Detroit. It helps, of course, that the A's played in front of 32,913 adoring fans and had ace Sonny Gray at the ready to outduel Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. In the end,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

New goal for the Oakland A’s: avoid the Detroit Tigers

Credit: Detroit Tigers Facebook Sometimes a team just has your number. That’s clearly the case between the Oakland Athletics and the Detroit Tigers. The recent three-game series is the latest example and probably reaffirmed, if not ensured the A’s of a new goal alongside winning the World Series: avoid the Tigers at all costs. The first game of the series; the last day of June...
Via Reading Between The Seams
18 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tigers’ Rajai Davis stuns A’s with 9th inning walk-off grand slam

Your browser does not support iframes. Down 4-1 entering the bottom of the 9th, Rajai Davis capped off what was initially a pretty cool night when it came to the offense with a walk-off grand slam via Athletics closer Sean Doolittle. Let’s also not forget that the table setters in front of Davis came from […]
Via The Majors National
21 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rajai Davis stuns A’s with 9th inning walk-off grand slam

Your browser does not support iframes. Down 4-1 entering the bottom of the 9th, Rajai Davis capped off what was initially a pretty cool night when it came to the offense with a walk-off grand slam via Athletics closer Sean Doolittle. Let’s also not forget that the table setters in front of Davis came from the bottom of the lineup as Castellanos and Avila reached on singles while...
Via The Majors Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

How About A Grand Slam Game-Winner...???

((HT: MLB.com))Yes, please...The A's closer Sean Doolittle met the Tigers Rajai DavisYour browser does not support iframes.
Via Online Sports Guys
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajai Davis hits walk off grand slam

We felt it all the way down in our plums, calling Billy Zane’s grand salami time moments before it happened like Nostradamus probably did many years ago. Rajai ******* Davis. Sean Doolittle entered the appearance with a 0.59 WHIP and only one walk issued over 39 innings of work. He gave up back-to-back singles to start the inning and walked Austin Jackson, who was 0-for-his-last...
Via Detroit4lyfe
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.79 Postgame: Tigers 5, Athletics 4.

That ending was like a never-ending buffet for a diehard’s soul. Austin Jackson’s nine pitch walk was Sean Doolittle’s second walk issued this year. Doolittle had only allowed 1 walk against 56 strikeouts in 39 IPs this year. Those are video game numbers. Then Rajai Davis stepped up, and took a curve for a ball. Then this. (I tried to embed the video, but couldn’t figure...
Via Tigers Weblog
21 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Rajai Davis hits walk-off grand slam to beat A’s

Sean Doolittle has been nearly lights out all season this year for the Oakland A’s, but Rajai Davis didn’t care on Monday night. With a 1-1 tie and bases loaded, Davis took a 1-0 count to deep left field, and his walk-off grand slam led the Tigers to the win. Follow Mike Pendleton on Twitter […]
Via Full Scale Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Rajai Davis Hits Walk-Off Grand Slam vs. A’s

Down three runs heading into the bottom of the 9th inning during Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics, outfielder Rajai Davis saved the day for Detroit. With bases loaded and one out, Davis launched one just over the left field fence off Sean Doolittle. The Tigers were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1984 World […] The post Tigers’ Rajai Davis Hits Walk-Off Grand...
Via Diehardsport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 14 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 14 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re refusing to trade Jeff Samardzija, flipping Pedro Alvarez, and giving Jake McGee the title he deserves. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few lesser-known, lesser-considered, or lesser...
Via The Fantasy Fix
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle’s scoreless innings streak snapped at 26 2/3

Entering Saturday’s game against the Marlins, Athletics closer Sean Doolittle hadn’t allowed a run in over two months. Doolittle gave up four to the Astros in abysmal performance on April 26. The Marlins ended Doolittle’s scoreless innings streak at 26 2/3. In the bottom of the ninth, Giancarlo Stanton ripped a one-out double, then promptly scored on Casey McGehee‘s single...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

A's beat Marlins 7-6 in 14 innings

Veteran left-hander Jeff Francis was the last man standing in the A's bullpen but nonetheless was asked to preserve a next-to-impossible situation in the 14th inning Saturday -- bases loaded, one out and a one-run lead. He did it to perfection, getting a strikeout and a game-ending fly ball to close out the A's 7-6 win over the Miami Marlins. "It's a tough situation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins fight back to tie game but fall in 14th

MIAMI (AP) -- Josh Donaldson's two-out RBI single scored the go-ahead run from second base in the 14th inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Miami Marlins 7-6 Saturday. For the second game in a row, the Athletics won despite squandering a 4-0 lead. They also overcame a blown save by Sean Doolittle, whose streak of 26 2-3 innings ended when Miami scored the tying run in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Closer Report: Sean Doolittle, Joe Nathan, Huston Street

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the...
Via FF Locker Room
26 days ago  |  Discuss

A's win 8-5, split series with Mets

It didn’t take the A’s long to wipe away memories from the night before. They jumped on the New York Mets early and rode out an 8-5 victory Wednesday night at Citi Field to split a two-game interleague series. It was an effective counter-punch after they got routed 10-1 in Tuesday’s opener. Brad Mills (1-0) earned his first victory as an Athletic, going 6 1/3 innings and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle Dominating in Oakland A’s Pen

The Oakland Athletics have been the best team in baseball so far, and closer Sean Doolittle has helped to solidify the bullpen. Doolittle has an incredible 50/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and has nailed down 10 saves in 11 chances since taking over in the closer role. Meanwhile, the A’s have a commanding lead in the AL West and have the best run differential in baseball by almost...
Via Baseball News Source
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Doolittle: Throwing High, Hard and Historic

You know the Sean Doolittle backstory by now, most certainly. The short version for those just joining us is that Doolittle was a first-round pick in the 2007 draft as a first baseman, made it all the way to Triple-A in 2009, then missed more than two years with knee and wrist injuries before converting to the […]
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Closer Sean Doolittle Vows Revenge After At-Bat Against Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara can sit dead red if he ever grabs a bat and faces Sean Doolittle. Doolittle, who is having a tremendous season as the Oakland Athletics’ closer, was forced to pinch-hit Sunday in the 10th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 7-6 win because injuries left the A’s without a designated hitter or any players on the bench. Doolittle grounded out to end the game, though he...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Closer Sean Doolittle Vows Revenge After At-Bat Against Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara can sit dead red if he ever grabs a bat and faces Sean Doolittle. Doolittle, who is having a tremendous season as the Oakland Athletics’ closer, was forced to pinch-hit Sunday in the 10th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 7-6 win because injuries left the A’s without a designated hitter or any players on the bench. Doolittle grounded out to end the game, though he...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Closer Sean Doolittle Vows Revenge After At-Bat Against Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara can sit dead red if he ever grabs a bat and faces Sean Doolittle. Doolittle, who is having a tremendous season as the Oakland Athletics’ closer, was forced to pinch-hit Sunday in the 10th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 7-6 win because injuries left the A’s without a designated hitter or any players on the bench. Doolittle grounded out to end the game, though he...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Closer Sean Doolittle Vows Revenge After At-Bat Against Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara can sit dead red if he ever grabs a bat and faces Sean Doolittle. Doolittle, who is having a tremendous season as the Oakland Athletics’ closer, was forced to pinch-hit Sunday in the 10th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 7-6 win because injuries left the A’s without a designated hitter or any players on the bench. Doolittle grounded out to end the game, though he...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Closer Sean Doolittle Vows Revenge After At-Bat Against Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara can sit dead red if he ever grabs a bat and faces Sean Doolittle. Doolittle, who is having a tremendous season as the Oakland Athletics’ closer, was forced to pinch-hit Sunday in the 10th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 7-6 win because injuries left the A’s without a designated hitter or any players on the bench. Doolittle grounded out to end the game, though he...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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