Oakland A’s right-hander Chris Bassitt had to be carted off the field during Tuesday night’s game after he was hit in the head by a line drive.
In the bottom of the second, Bassitt, 32, delivered a pitch to White Sox outfielder Brian Goodwin. Goodwin made solid contact on the ball and lined it upfield. Disaster ensued.
Goodwin’s line drive made direct contact with Bassitt’s head. The 32-year-old right-hander immediately went to the ground holding the sides of his head. He remained there for several minutes before he was carted off the field.
Warning: this is extremely tough to watch.
I really hope Chris Bassitt is OK this looks terrifying 🙏 pic.twitter.com/G5gpnoMtsA
— The Rickey Henderson of Blogs (@RickeyBlog) August 18, 2021
Goodwin’s hit came off the bat at 100.1 MPH. It was a classy move on his part and the rest of the White Sox to immediately pause play after runners advanced.
According to several reports, Bassitt never lost consciousness, but was bleeding from the head area.
He was carted off the field and will, presumably, be taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
Praying for A’s ace Chris Bassitt.
He was carted off the field after being hit in the right side of head by a 100MPH line drive. He was still conscious, but there was a lot of blood on the mound and the towel covering his face after. @kron4news #RiseAndGrind #whitesox pic.twitter.com/sHZ0jXC84X
— Kylen Mills (@KylenMills) August 18, 2021
We are sending positive thoughts Bassitt’s way. This is one of the scariest things that can occur on a baseball field. We hope he’s okay.
Bassitt has been phenomenal for the Athletics this season. He has a 12-3 record with a 3.04 ERA. Oakland, meanwhile, is red-hot this month. The A’s are just 2.5 games back of the Houston Astros for first in the AL West.
Bassitt’s health is obviously at the upmost importance at the moment, though. We’ll provide any updates as they come available.
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