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Mets vs. Mariners prediction: Bank on Chris Bassitt

Jay Taikeff from Brooklyn writes, “You’re an entertaining handicapper. I think management is encouraging you to pick local games as that is good for business. Since you got off to a hot start, perfect at Citi Field picking the Mets, a continuation could result in you throwing out the first ball at Citi Field for the playoffs. It gives you a full year to choose the Stitches walk-on music.” Got it down to three. “Bad Luck,” “Dazed and Confused” and “I’m a Loser.” So we’re heading back to Citi Field, Jay. The Mariners’ George Kirby, a Rye, N.Y., native, will make his second career start because his first one was surprisingly effective. He four-hit the Rays over six scoreless on Sunday. Chris Bassitt (4-2, 2.45 ERA) has given the Mets a rotation upgrade. Bassitt’s last start was a gem as he limited the Phillies to a run over 5 ²/₃ on Sunday. Play 10 units on the Mets. “The Beat Goes On” may also be a tune that fits. Rays 5, Jays 2. Kevin Gausman made 98 pitches, the last eight killed us. Loss has us at +53 zeppelins.
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Mets' Chris Bassitt: Fans eight in no-decision

Bassitt did not factor in the decision against Seattle on Saturday, completing 5.2 innings and allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out eight. Bassitt found himself in trouble in the first inning, walking two batters and hitting another to load the bases. He managed to get out of that jam and kept the Mariners off the scoreboard through five frames before yielding a run in the sixth. He left with New York up 4-1, but the Mets' bullpen couldn't hold the lead, and Bassitt ended up with his first no-decision of the campaign. The right-hander has been great in his first season in New York, posting a 2.34 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 46:12 K:BB across 42.1 innings. He's slated to make his next start at home against St. Louis.

Chris Bassitt locks in to put away Phillies in critical third inning

PHILADELPHIA — This felt like an oncoming disaster.  J.D. Davis had just botched a chopper, setting up the Phillies. They had two men on base, nobody out and the middle of the order coming up.  Escaping the inning without trailing seemed like a best-case scenario. Chris Bassitt, however, did better than that. He held onto a one-run lead.  He struck out Bryce Harper, retired Nick Castellanos on a fly ball and got Rhys Hoskins to pop up. Crisis averted, and any hope the Phillies had of sweeping the doubleheader was gone.  Bassitt didn’t allow another base runner until the sixth inning — he retired...
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Mets' Chris Bassitt: Strong start, win

Bassitt (4-2) earned the victory in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies, allowing one run on five hits and a walk while striking out four in 5.2 innings in a 6-1 victory. After a shaky but scoreless first inning, Bassitt allowed a Jean Segura solo homer to...

Mets should make serious push with Chris Bassitt open to contract extension

Chris Bassitt was acquired to provide quality innings and he has been more than that. He has been Max Scherzer. Through five starts, Bassitt has the same number of innings (31) as Scherzer and the same ERA (2.61) while demonstrating a gamer, unflappable nature. Scherzer was signed to the largest per-annum contract in major league history. Yet the Mets recognized they still needed more starting pitching — short and long term. Bassitt has helped plug what could have been a far more dire 2022 rotation issue with Jacob deGrom missing at least the first few months this season. And the Mets should...