Athletics host the Diamondbacks following Bassitt’s solid showing
Arizona Diamondbacks (20-42, fifth in the NL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (36-26, first in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Wednesday, 3:37 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Matt Peacock (2-2, 4.41 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 23 strikeouts) Athletics: Sean Manaea (4-2, 3.36 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 70 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Oakland heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Chris Bassitt. Bassitt pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on four hits with six strikeouts against Arizona.
The Athletics are 18-17 in home games in 2020. Oakland has hit 77 home runs this season, eighth in the majors. Matt Olson leads them with 15, averaging one every 13.4 at-bats.
The Diamondbacks are 9-26 on the road. The Arizona offense has compiled a .233 batting average as a team this season, Pavin Smith leads the team with a mark of .292.
The Athletics won the last meeting 5-2. Chris Bassitt recorded his sixth victory and Chad Pinder went 3-for-3 with an RBI for Oakland. Jon Duplantier registered his second loss for Arizona.
TOP PERFORMERS: Olson leads the Athletics with 15 home runs and has 40 RBIs.
Eduardo Escobar leads the Diamondbacks with 23 extra base hits and 41 RBIs.
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