‘Stick with me, I’ll get it going, just relax’: On Chris Bassitt’s crucial start for the Athletics

first_imgOAKLAND — Blake Treinen was suffering through some back pain, but he new his manager might be hard pressed to find enough arms to get through Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.He volunteered an inning, and his manager obliged — pain forced his velocity to dip a few ticks below normal, which was effective enough to strike out the side in the ninth to secure the A’s 10-2 win.Treinen’s sacrifice was worth the risk. A quasi-doubleheader on Friday left the A’s bullpen emaciated for …last_img