Chris Bassitt suffers loss for Desert Dogs

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Sep 10, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (61) throws a pitch against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Over the weekend, the Glendale Desert Dogs (the Arizona Fall League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) saw prospect Chris Bassitt charged with a loss on Saturday against the Sale River Rafters.

Bassitt pitched two innings of relief for the Desert Dogs, allowing what was the game-winning run for the Rafters. In his two innings of relief, Bassitt allowed two hits and struck out three.

His fall ERA is now 2.08 and he is 1-1 this fall in two appearances. In the loss, Bassitt had 27 pitches, 18 for strikes.

Also on Saturday in the 2-1 loss, Nick Basto (1B) was 0-for-4 and Tim Anderson (SS), who batted ninth in the order was 2-for-3 with the lone run of the Desert Dogs, both are in the White Sox minor league system.

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The day before on Friday, the Desert Dogs lost 6-5 to the Scottsdale Scorpions.

In that loss, White Sox catcher prospect Kevan Smith was 1-for-4 with a double and one strikeout.

Anderson also batted ninth in this game, as the designated hitter, where he was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

On Monday, Oct. 13 the Desert Dogs will play the Peoria Javelinas. The Desert Dogs are 1-3 overall in four AFL games. They currently sit in third place in the AFL West standings (three teams in division). There are just six teams in the AFL.

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