Gossett was named the starting pitcher for Thursday's game against the Astros, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
With Jharel Cotton (finger) unable to take his next turn in the rotation until Saturday due to a lingering blister, Gossett had his scheduled start pushed up to fill the void. While the 24-year-old is coming off back-to-back quality starts, he's now set to face one of the best offenses in baseball when he toes the rubber against the Astros.
Gossett (1-2) was charged with two unearned runs on five hits and one walk over six innings in a win over the White Sox on Saturday. He struck out five.
Since a six-run blowup in his first career start, Gossett has turned in back-to-back quality starts with just two earned runs allowed and an 11:1 K:BB over 12.2 innings. Gossett's fastball averages under 92 mph, but he gets good movement on the pitch, and he complements it with three decent secondary offerings (slider, curveball, changeup). He should get an extended look in the rotation.
Gossett (0-2) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out six over 6.2 innings but took the loss Monday against the Astros.
Gossett's second time out was a significant improvement, even if he was saddled with a loss. The rookie served up seven runs (six earned) over just 3.1 innings in his debut on June 14. This, though was a strong outing against one of the best lineups in the league. Gossett induced 14 swinging strikes and threw 70 strikes over 100 pitches. His one mistake was a Jake Marisnick home run in the fifth inning. Given this performance, he should get another chance to start while Andrew Triggs is on the mend.
Gossett (0-1) pitched 3.1 innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) on six hits and one walk, with one strikeout in Wednesday's 11-5 loss to the Marlins.
Gossett's first appearance in the bigs will be a memorable one, but most of the memories won't be very good. He coasted through a 1-2-3 first inning, striking out Giancarlo Stanton in the process, but things started to fall apart after that. He allowed a two-run homer to Tyler Moore in the second, then gave up two more runs in the third and a three-spot in the fourth before hitting the showers. Andrew Triggs' hip injury could be significant, so there's a good chance Gossett will get another chance in the rotation. The Athletics currently list Monday's starter against Houston as undecided, so that may be his spot. After today's performance against the Marlins, it might be wise to steer clear if he gets the ball against the Astros.
Gossett was officially recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 24-year-old right-hander could be in for more than one start with the recent news that an MRI on Andrew Triggs' hip revealed some structural damage. Gossett has been solid at the Triple-A level over 60.2 innings this season and will look to carry over that success in what will be his first exposure to major-league hitting. Matt Olson was sent back down to the Sounds in a corresponding move.
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