OAKLAND -– Sean Doolittle threw off the mound for the first time Thursday since re-injuring his left shoulder in May and both he and A’s manager Bob Melvin came away very encouraged.
LOS ANGELES – The A’s took the field Tuesday night with 100 games under their belt this season, but game No. 101 felt like the beginning of a new, unknown chapter.
SAN FRANCISCO – Jake Smolinski has learned the importance of seizing an opportunity when it comes his way.
SAN FRANCISCO – The A’s are a team in serious need of a pick-me-up.
SAN FRANCISCO -– A’s manager Bob Melvin has quite a history with freshly minted Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, having managed the fireballing left-hander in the later stages of his career.