Bettis (1-3) failed to record an out, allowing a run on two hits and a walk to take the loss in Wednesday's 6-5, extra-innings loss to the Red Sox. Bettis has allowed four runs (three earned) and 11 hits over six innings in his last six appearances, striking out four batters. For the season, the 30-year-old right-hander has a 6.56 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in 10 appearances (three starts).
Bettis tossed three perfect innings in relief during Monday's 7-5 win over the Nationals. Bettis didn't factor in the Rockies' come-from-behind victory, but he can be credited for an assist in the win that went to reliever Seunghwan Oh. After starter Tyler Anderson labored through the first three innings, Bettis worked efficiently while generating seven groundball outs. The 37-pitch appearance probably takes Bettis out of the mix for a spot start Tuesday, with Triple-A Albuquerque pitcher Jeff Hoffman now looking like the top candidate to fill the opening in the rotation vacated by Kyle Freeland (finger).
Bettis has been moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports. Bettis has struggled to start the season, with an 8.78 ERA in 13.1 innings, and will move to a relief role as the Rockies get set for the return of Tyler Anderson (knee). He could find himself back in the rotation in the event of another injury or if the Rockies need him to make a spot start, but his early-season struggles and 5.10 ERA over 550.1 innings in his career make him difficult to trust, even if he does work his way back in the mix as a starter.
Bettis allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Friday. Bettis was the first of 10 Rockies pitchers to appear in a game that went 18 innings. It was by no means a dominant performance, but it was a big improvement on his first two outings (11 earned over 8.1 innings). Bettis threw first-pitch strikes to 15 of 19 batters and got nine swinging strikes on 75 pitches. He will look to keep it going in his next outing, which looks to be at home against Philadelphia.
Bettis (0-2) allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits and four walks in just 2.2 innings of work Sunday. He took the loss against the Dodgers. Bettis also failed to strike out a single batter in the hideous outing. It was absolutely a start to forget, especially after allowing six runs in his last start as well. The 29-year-old righty owns an ERA just shy of 12.00 in 8.1 innings of work. He'll attempt to turn things around against the Giants on Friday.