Bettis allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Saturday.
He stumbled in the third inning, giving up three runs on four hits -- including a Travis Shaw homer -- but Bettis was otherwise excellent. The right-hander allowing just two singles over his final four frames, giving him a 1.93 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 8:1 K:BB through two major-league starts this season (both at home). Bettis lines up for a road matchup against Atlanta his next time out.
Bettis pitched seven scoreless innings with two strikeouts during Monday's win over Atlanta. He didn't factor into the decision.
This was the first start of the year for Bettis, and shutting out any opponent for seven innings at Coors Field is impressive. However, he posted an underwhelming 4.82 ERA through four outings with Triple-A Albuquerque this year and was only marginally better over 52 starts -- 4.52 ERA -- with Colorado during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Calling Coors home also hinders his fantasy outlook moving forward. Despite Monday's encouraging outing, it's still probably best to take a wait-and-see approach with the 28-year-old righty at this stage of the game. Bettis next projects to make a home start against the Brewers.
Bettis was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and confirmed as the starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Braves.
Bettis is back with the big club and is set to make his season debut following a lengthy recovery from chemotherapy to treat testicular cancer. He completed six minor-league rehab starts between Triple-A Albuquerque and Double-A Hartford, clearing the way for him to rejoin the big-league rotation. He didn't throw more than five innings or 85 pitches in any of his tuneup appearances, so he'll likely be monitored in his first start back. The 28-year-old owns a 5.01 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 370.1 career innings in the majors. Carlos Estevez was sent to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Bettis has been confirmed as Monday's starter against the Braves, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Postreports.
He completed five innings and threw 70 pitches (46 strikes) in a start Tuesday for Triple-A Albuquerque, and has not made it out of the sixth inning in either of his last three starts. More important than his performance this year is the fact that he has recovered from chemotherapy to treat testicular cancer, so it is quite the feat to be headed to the big-league rotation. Bettis has a career 5.01 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 279 strikeouts in 370.1 big-league innings.
Bettis is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to start Monday against the Braves, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports.
Shortly after Bettis completed his fifth minor-league rehab start Aug. 3, the Rockies reinstated him from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A. It appears the club only made the transaction because Bettis' 30-day rehab window had expired, and the Rockies were still eager to have him increase his pitch count in one final rehab start in the minors before he rejoined the big club. After Bettis threw 70 pitches and tossed five innings of one-run ball for Albuquerque on Tuesday, the organization seems convinced that he's now ready to make his season debut with the Rockies following a lengthy recovery from chemotherapy to treat testicular cancer. Assuming Bettis enters the big-league rotation next week, he would likely slide into the starting spot that had previously fallen to Kyle Freeland (groin), who was placed on the 10-day disabled list last week.
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