Bassitt (5-2) allowed three hits and three walks over 6.2 scoreless innings in a win over the Giants on Friday. He struck out seven.
This looked like a favorable spot for Bassitt, and he not only made his layup but provided fantasy managers with a slam dunk. With that, Bassitt lowered his ERA to 2.57, a top-10 mark among qualified starters. After rattling off three straight wins, Bassitt will face a tough test next week in a road start against the Dodgers.
Bassitt (4-2) allowed one run on eight hits and two walks while striking out eight across six innings to earn the win in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rangers.
Bassitt didn't allow a run until Joey Gallo took him deep in the sixth inning. Otherwise, he dominated the Rangers lineup to generate a season-best eight strikeouts that were backed by 17 called strikes and 13 swinging strikes across 100 total pitches. He has given up just one run across his last two starts (15 innings), improving his ERA to 2.92 across 49.1 frames, and he's projected to take the mound again Friday against the Giants.
Bassitt (3-2) earned the win Monday with seven scoreless innings versus the Astros. He allowed seven hits and struck out four.
Bassitt was a little generous with the hits, but all seven were singles and they ultimately didn't hurt his performance. The right-hander struggled in his last outing against the Astros, so Monday's outing was an encouraging improvement. Overall, Bassitt has a 3.12 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 34 strikeouts across 43.1 innings this season. His next start is expected to be Friday as part of a doubleheader versus the Rangers.
Bassitt (2-2) took the loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Astros, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks over three-plus innings. He struck out two.
Two of the hits off Bassitt left the yard, accounting for all the damage against him and all the Houston offense in the matinee, and the blasts inflated his ERA to 3.72. The right-hander threw 35 of 62 pitches for strikes before getting chased from what was his shortest outing of the year. He'll look to rebound in his next start Thursday in Seattle.
Bassitt will start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Astros, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Bassitt's scheduled start Friday was postponed, but he'll start as part of a twin bill Saturday instead. Frankie Montas will take the mound for the Athletics in Game 1.
Bassitt's scheduled start against the Astros on Friday was postponed, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The two teams decided not to play Friday in protest of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake. The game will be made up as a doubleheader Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It's unclear whether Bassitt will get a start during the twin bill.
Bassitt will start Friday against the Astros, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander was set to start Thursday against the Rangers, but both team agreed not to play as part of the recent league-wide protests. Bassitt has a 2.97 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 28:9 K:BB through 33.2 innings this season.
Bassitt's scheduled start against the Rangers on Thursday was postponed, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Both teams agreed not to play Thursday's series finale in protest of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake. It's not yet known when the game will be made up or how the Athletics will adjust their pitching rotation.
Bassitt (2-1) took the loss Saturday against the Angels after allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks. He struck out six over 5.2 innings.
The 31-year-old ran into trouble early as the Halos tallied all four of their runs across the first two frames, but he settled down for the rest of the outing. Bassitt has a 2.97 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 28:9 K:BB through 33.1 innings, and he'll look to get back in the win column Thursday at Texas.
Bassitt didn't factor into the decision in Monday's contest between the Athletics and the Diamondbacks. He allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while fanning three in 5.1 innings.
Bassitt came just two outs away from notching what would've been his second quality start of the season, but he's been trending in the wrong direction of late, giving up seven earned runs in his last 11 innings after beginning the season with just two earned runs in 16.2 frames. Either way, the 31-year-old right-hander has a strong 2.93 ERA following his first five starts of the season.
Bassitt (2-0) earned the win Wednesday against the Angels after giving up four runs on five hits with four strikeouts and zero walks over 5.2 innings.
The right-hander was closing in on a quality start as he struck out the first two batters of the sixth inning, but a solo homer from Anthony Rendon spelled an end to his outing. Bassitt has enjoyed a strong start to 2020 with a 2.42 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 19:4 K:BB through 22.1 innings, and he lines up to pitch at Arizona early next week.
Bassitt didn't factor into the decision in Friday's contest between the Athletics and the Astros. He gave up one run on three hits and three walks while fanning three across seven innings.
Bassitt posted his first quality start of the season and has looked impressive early on, allowing just two earned runs and posting a 15:4 K:BB in 16.2 innings across his first three starts of the season. He will try to keep this up in his next start, scheduled for Aug. 12 against the Angels on the road.
Bassitt (1-0) allowed one run on three hits and struck out seven in 5.2 innings, earning the win versus the Mariners on Sunday.
Bassitt gave up an RBI single to Daniel Vogelbach in the first inning, but that was the only damage on his line in a second consecutive strong performance. The right-handed Bassitt has now allowed only one run in 9.2 innings while posting a 12:1 K:BB. The 31-year-old's ability to turn in quality outings may interest fantasy managers, although his next start -- one in which Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports Bassitt will look to exceed the 85 pitches he threw Sunday -- is expected to be a tough test at home versus the Astros on Friday.
Bassitt struck out five across four scoreless innings Monday against the Angels while allowing five hits and one walk.
Bassitt did not go deep enough in this one to get the win. He threw 66 pitches (46 strikes), so the A's were clearly taking a cautious approach to his workload. With A.J. Puk (shoulder) out indefinitely, Bassitt's spot in the rotation should be ironclad if he keeps pitching well, as Jesus Luzardo would likely replace Daniel Mengden if he gets stretched out as a starter. Bassitt's next start should come Sunday in Seattle.
Bassitt is expected to open the 2020 season in the rotation spot originally intended for Jesus Luzardo, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Luzardo just arrived in summer camp Friday after quarantining due to a positive coronavirus test, and he'll therefore need to time to build his arm up for starting duty. Fortunately for manager Bob Melvin, Bassitt is a versatile veteran that has started 50 games for the Athletics the last four seasons and fashioned an impressive 10-5 record and 3.81 ERA in that capacity in 2019. The right-hander is likely to at least handle what would have been Luzardo's first couple of turns at the start of the regular season, and he's certainly capable of subsequently transitioning to long reliever if and when Luzardo is ready for a starter's workload.
Bassitt would likely be brought into the starting rotation if Jesus Luzardo (illness) isn't cleared before Opening Day, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "He showed he's a real weapon last year," Melvin said of Bassitt. "It wasn't an easy role. He had to acclimate to it. All guys that were starters want to be starters. They want that routine. Then realizing you have to do things differently, buying in is the big thing. He bought in and realized how important he is to the team. When we talk about starters, you have to include him."
The 31-year-old has worn several hats since joining the Athletics back in 2015, including logging 50 starts over that span. Half of those came last season, when Bassitt forged a 10-5 record, 3.18 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 144 innings. With Luzardo having tested positive for COVID-19 and now forced to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days, there's an outside chance the talented southpaw misses at least his first turn through the rotation. If so, Bassitt is a very likely candidate to step in, given his extensive starting experence and solid body of work in that capacity.
Bassitt made three starts over four Cactus League appearances before spring training was suspended, but A.J. Puk's improving shoulder could relegate the former to a bullpen role to open 2020.
The veteran right-hander was projected to open the season as a back-end starter when Opening Day was still slated to unfold March 26, as Puk's shoulder issues were expected to keep him sidelined for the early portion of the campaign. The subsequent and considerable delay to the start of the season has bought Puk plenty of recovery time, however, and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle recently reported the promising southpaw was back to throwing from up to 120 feet.
Bassitt, originally slated for a swingman role, is likely to open the season in the starting rotation due to A.J. Puk's shoulder issues, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Puk was shut down last week with shoulder soreness and has yet to resume throwing, with the missed time already scuttling the promising southpaw's chances of opening the season in the rotation as planned. Enter Bassitt, whose versatility has allowed him to be effective as both starter and reliever over his five-season major-league career, and who fired three scoreless innings against the Rangers in his latest Cactus League start Monday. The right-hander has generated sub-4.00 ERAs each of the past two seasons while making 39 appearances, seven of those in relief.
Bassitt caught the eye of manager Bob Melvin during his first time facing hitters Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The veteran right-hander was one of the most versatile members of the Athletics' staff last season, logging 25 starts and three relief appearances while generating a solid 3.81 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 144 innings. Bassitt was one of several pitchers to face hitters for the first time this spring Tuesday, and his stuff particularly stood out to Melvin, who was also highly complimentary of how nimble an asset the 31-year-old proved to be last season. Bassitt, who avoided arbitration by inking a one-year, $2.25 million contract in January, could be slated for more relief work this season if the promising duo of Jesus Luzardo and A.J. Puk lock down the last two spots in the rotation this spring.
Bassitt agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the A's on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
This is Bassitt's first of three years as an arbitration-eligible player. He will compete for a rotation spot in camp, but he may end up working as a swing man and long reliever for most of the year.
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