Rockies shutout Giants

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 rockies 3my 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!

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Rockies fall to Giants before heading home

The Colorado Rockies (38-46, 3rd NL West) were hoping to capitalize on their 7-3 win Tuesday night but the San Francisco Giants’ (54-33, 1st NL West) Brandon Belt had other plans, and he implemented them early, popping out an RBI triple in the bottom of the first inning. This allowed the SP Johnny Cueto to come out and calmly work his magic, shutting out the Rockies in nine innings.

“He’s one of the best pitchers in the game,” said Jorge De La Rosa, who lost both of his starts during the Rockies’ 1-5 road trip despite allowing just five runs in 14 innings. “I just had to keep the game close and wait until the guys start swinging the bats.”

The Rockies return home to face the Philadelphia Phillies in a four game series kicking off at 7:40 tonight.  Chad Bettis (6-6, 5.85 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for the Rockies and will match up against Adam Morgan (1-6, 6.31 ERA).  Bettis has gone 4-1 in his last five starts.  Morgan is starting in place of Aaron Nola.

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Tickets for the series are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Colorado Rockies!

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