Bettis tosses first complete game for Rockies
Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis tossed the first two hit shutout for the team since June 2009, striking out seven batters (one short of his career high) with no walks via 103 pitches in a 6-0 win over the San Francisco Giants in his first complete career game.
“I think in the third or fourth is when I had a really good feel for my curveball and changeup,” Bettis said when asked when he realized he was in a groove. “I was just trying to do everything I could to give us a win.”
Carlos Gonzalez blasted a grand slam in the 3rd against Matt Moore, the Rockies third in this home stand. The rest of the scores also came in the third.
“The boys looked a little flat,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “We got to find a way to come out of this thing. We couldn’t generate anything. Their guy pitched great, I’ll give him that. But at the same time, we’ve been in this for a little while, and it’s time for us to wake up here.”
Game two of the three game stand kicks off tonight at 7:40 at Coors Field. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Colorado Rockies to victory!