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Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (face) threw a bullpen session on Saturday afternoon. He will travel with the team this week and could make several starts before the season's end.
This was Bassitt's first time pitching on a mound since his horrific facial injury in mid-August. The 32-year-old was a key part of the Oakland rotation, going 12-4 with a 3.22 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and .219 OBA through 25 starts. He had walked just 35 batters and struck out 154 along the way.
Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt (face) will need facial surgery after being hit with a line drive during Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to the White Sox.
Bassitt had no damage to his eye and was released from the hospital Tuesday. Once the swelling goes down in 3-to-5 days, he will undergo facial surgery. The 32-year-old is expected to be placed on the 10-day injured list and remain in Chicago for the next week or two. Bassitt has been terrific for the A’s this season, posting a 3.22 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 154 strikeouts over 151 innings. A more precise timetable for the A’s right-hander will be known once his surgery is complete.
Chris Bassitt was removed early from Tuesday's game after getting struck in the head by a line drive.
Brian Goodwin hit a line drive that appeared to strike Bassitt on the right side of his face. There was a bloody towel being held up to that area of his face as he was assisted into the waiting cart by emergency medical staff before he was taken off the field in a super scary moment. There will be more updates to come.
Chris Bassitt earned the win on Thursday against Cleveland, allowing three hits over six shutout innings with six strikeouts and two walks.
Bassitt was able to strand a runner on third base in the first inning and forced a double play in the fifth inning after allowing the first two runners to reach base. Outside of those two frames, he was completely lights out the rest of the outing en route to a quality start. He now boasts a 3.06 ERA on the year and earned his 12th win on the season. Bassitt has also tossed at least six innings in five of his last six starts.
Chris Bassitt allowed one run on five hits while striking out eight as the Athletics beat the Rangers 4-1 Friday evening.
Bassitt has been stellar in 2021 and that didn't change Friday. The fifth inning was the solo trouble spot of his outing but the 32-year-old recovered soundly, letting only one run cross. Bassitt will take a 11-3 record and 3.19 ERA into next week's scheduled start against Cleveland.