Heading into last night’s start against the Milwaukee Brewers, he had an ERA just under five after a really rough stretch of games.
But in baseball, things can change at the drop of a hat, and such was the case for Bassitt on Tuesday night with the Brewers in town.
He went out and absolutely dominated a lineup that features Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, pitching eight shutout innings while striking out seven and allowing only three hits as the Mets beat Milwaukee, 4-0.
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com posted a tweet featuring Bassitt’s line against the Brewers last night.
Chris Bassitt just followed up one of the worst stretches of his career with one of his finest starts:
8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K, 109 pitches.
Bassitt appears to have found the answers he was looking for.
Mets 4, Brewers 0, mid-eight.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 15, 2022
Bassitt Gets Back On Track
What a difference one start can make.
Bassitt had really not been pitching well of late, but with last night’s dominance, he earned his fifth win of the 2022 season.
He’s now 5-4 on the year with an ERA of 3.89 in 13 starts.
He was locked in last night and reversed his fortunes with a dominant start, putting an end to a very difficult stretch of starts for him.
DiComo mentioned in his tweet that Bassitt appeared to have found the answers he had been looking for.
One start can sometimes change everything for a pitcher.
Bassitt’s resurgence helped the Mets stay five games ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the NL East while dropping the Brewers to 2.5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central.
And a performance like this is huge for the Mets, whose rotation has been struggling since losing Max Scherzer to an oblique injury.
The Mets remain with the best record in the National League at 41-22.
We’ll see if this start can help Bassitt reverse his fortunes a little.