After a ‘kick in the butt,’ Chris Bassitt looks irreplaceable in Oakland Athletics’ rotation

first_imgCHICAGO — There is an origin story to Chris Bassitt’s recent dominant stretch, and it can be traced back to a conversation with Mike Fiers and Brett Anderson following a drubbing at the lowly Seattle Mariners’ hands on July 6.The veteran pitchers made their point clear: Throw that changeup more.“Sometimes, really bad outings are exactly what you need,” Bassitt said. “And I truly believe that the Seattle thing was just exactly what I needed, a kick in the butt to say ‘Hey, you need a …last_img

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