Chris Bassitt Video Detail – Oakland Athletics right-hander Chris Bassitt was hauled away the field Tuesday night after he was struck on the head by a line drive during the second inning of a 9-0 misfortune to the Chicago White Sox.
With two on and no outs, Bassitt tossed a 89.5 mph cut fastball that Brian Goodwin drove directly back up the center. Bassitt went down on the hill just get-togethers was hit, holding his head, and his colleagues immediately waved to the hole for help.
As players on each side looked on, Bassitt was taken care of by an Oakland mentor and other faculty before he was helped into the rear of a truck while holding a towel to his face. A’s middle defender Starling Marte had his hands on his head as Bassitt was driven by him.
Melvin took no inquiries during his postgame Zoom meeting with the media, and the A’s made no players accessible.
The 32-year-old Bassitt, who broke into the majors with the White Sox in 2014, is amidst a breakout season for Oakland. He was 12-3 with a 3.06 ERA in 24 beginnings heading into the game, driving the AL in triumphs.
Burch Smith supplanted Bassitt on the hill.
White Sox infielder Jake Lamb, who played with Bassitt last year in Oakland, said it was difficult to think after the play.
White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez likewise said he was shaken by what occurred.
Oakland righty Burch Smith entered the game in alleviation. Smith surrendered a two-run single to Andrew Vaughn and a three-run homer to Jake Lamb as Chicago took a 5-0 lead.
Bassitt, an American League All-Star this season, entered Tuesday with a 12-3 record and 3.06 ERA.