White Sox pitcher Chris Bassitt shines in 1st career win


Sep 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (61) pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

I think the Chicago White Sox have a pretty good young pitcher with a good future on their MLB roster.

It may not be who you are thinking of, but on Monday night, Chris Bassitt made his name known with his pitching performance in a 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Bassitt went 7.2 innings, allowing no runs on six hits and one walk. He struck out three and now has a 3.65 ERA in the majors.

Did I mention he did this against a team not only vying for a spot in the postseason, but against a team in the Tigers who are first place in the AL Central in the final week of the regular season?

This type of performance against a team the caliber of the Tigers is a great thing to see for the White Sox, and a great thing for Bassitt. Bassitt has pitched in five games for the White Sox since his debut on Aug. 30. He’s been up and down in his short stint in the majors.

Here, look at this … in his first MLB start on Aug. 30, it was vs. the Tigers. In that game, he went 6.1 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and four walks.

Compare that to what he did Monday night.

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Not a bad improvement for the right-hander.

Bassitt is 1-1 in his four starts (five appearances) with the White Sox, being 24.2 innings pitched.

Being just 25 years old, Bassitt has a good future ahead with the White Sox, be it as a starter or out of the bullpen. Either way, it is just good to see this type of pitching performance by a young pitcher in a meaningless game for the White Sox.

It will be interesting to see what Bassitt does in camp this spring for the White Sox, and maybe he’ll become a RHP that could fit into their ’15 roster.

What are your thoughts on Bassitt?