Programming note: A's-Mariners coverage starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. with A's Pregame Live on CSN California.
OAKLAND – Chris Bassitt’s first reaction was to give the filtered answer when asked if his lack of run support was growing tiresome.
OAKLAND – There are 24 players getting ready inside the A’s clubhouse before every game, and then there’s the starting pitcher.
OAKLAND – Everyone agrees that Jesse Chavez is an asset to the A’s pitching staff.
There’s less consensus on what role he’s most effective in.