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Chris Bassitt took a no-decision in Sunday's start against Detroit, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings with eight strikeouts and two walks.
It was another solid performance from Bassitt, who was coming off a strong performance against Arizona in his previous start. After working around a bases loaded jam with one out in the first inning, he allowed just one hit in the next four innings before the Tigers got to him with a two-run single with two outs in the sixth inning.
Chris Bassitt earned his first win of the season Monday against Arizona, allowing two (earned) runs on two hits over five innings pitched with four strikeouts and five walks.
Bassitt was able to overcome five walks, allowing just two hits and two runs. The Diamondbacks scored the two runs in the third inning, which included a walk of Arizona pitched Madison Bumgarner in that inning. Bassitt was also able to overcome two walks in the fifth inning to last long enough to be eligible to earn the win.
Chris Bassitt took the loss Tuesday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs (all earned) on nine hits over 6.0 innings pitched with four strikeouts and one walk.
The Dodgers got to Bassitt with four runs combined in the second and third inning, including home runs hit by Max Muncy and Edwin Rios. Bassitt has taken the loss in both starts so far this season with a 5.56 ERA. He will be back on the mound against Arizona on April 12.
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt took the loss on Opening Day against the Astros, going 5.1 innings while allowing three runs (all earned) on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks.
It was an overall solid outing for Bassitt, cruising through five innings with just one run allowed. He departed in the sixth inning with two runners on and one out when Yusmeiro Petit served up a two-run double to Yordan Alvarez as both runs were charged to Bassitt. It is tough to win any game when your offense only scores one run.
Chris Bassitt will start on Opening Day for the A's, according to manager Bob Melvin.
Bassitt gets the Opening Day nod after an impressive 2020 campaign. Bassitt pitched 63 innings in the shortened season, and posted a 2.29 ERA. Bassitt has solid stuff, but doesn't typically miss a ton of bats. He is unlikely to be a big contributor to your strikeout total, but he should give you a good chunk of solid innings at the back end of your rotation. He's certainly not a big name pitcher, so keep your eye on him in your draft, as you may be able to get him for good value.