Bettis picked up the save against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, throwing two scoreless innings without allowing a baserunner to close out Colorado's 6-2 victory. He struck out two.
With Wade Davis (oblique) on the injured list, Scott Oberg was tabbed as the fill-in closer, but it was Bettis who came in for a two-inning save in this contest. It was his first of the season. Bettis has been pitching well in his relief role of late, as he's logged five scoreless efforts in his last six appearances, four of which have seen him toss more than one inning. Thanks to his rough start to the season, he's still sporting a 4.83 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 31.2 innings.
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.
Bettis (0-1) yielded six runs in 5.1 innings while taking the loss against the Rays on Monday. He struck out five while walking two and allowing seven hits, including two homers.
Bettis cruised through three scoreless innings before Brandon Lowe took him deep for a two-run shot during the fourth frame. He later coughed up a three-run shot to Kevin Kiermaier and failed to finish the sixth inning. With this dreadful start and the fact that he posted an ERA over 5.00 in 2017 and 2018, Bettis shouldn't be on many fantasy radars. He'll likely face a tough Dodgers lineup Sunday.
Bettis (neck) will start Monday against the Rays, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Bettis battled a stiff neck late in camp, but the issue wasn't expected to be serious. He earned the Rockies' fifth-starter job after posting a 3.38 ERA in 16 spring innings, but he'll have to pitch well to hold off Antonio Senzatela, who opened the season on the injured list due to a foot blister.
Bettis (neck) was named the Rockies' fifth starter Sunday.
Bettis, who owns a 3.38 ERA and 13:5 K:BB through 16 innings this spring, beat out Jeff Hoffman for the final spot in Colorado's rotation. The right-hander was scratched from his previous spring start due to a stiff neck, though the issue isn't thought to be anything overly serious, a notion confirmed by his inclusion in the team's Opening Day rotation. Bettis could pitch in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Twins.
Bettis (neck) said he could pitch in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Twins, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Bettis was scratched from his scheduled start Friday due to a stiff neck, though the right-hander didn't seem too worried about the issue afterwards. He's scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, and if everything goes as planned, Bettis will be cleared to rejoin the rotation Tuesday, keeping him in line to start the fifth game of the season.
Bettis was scratched from Friday's spring game against the Padres due to a stiff neck, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The severity of the injury is not yet known, leaving Bettis' status for the start of the season -- which is less than a week away -- in question. Harrison Musgrave is starting in his place Friday.
Bettis will likely open the season as a member of the Colorado rotation with Antonio Senzatela (heel) sidelined indefinitely with an infected blister, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
In addition to Bettis and Senzatela, Jeff Hoffman is in the mix for the final starting gig, but he has performed inconsistently this spring and has a minor-league option remaining, making it likely he'll open the season at Triple-A Albuquerque. With manager Bud Black merely stating Friday that Senzatela "will be out a while," Bettis should get at least a couple turns through the rotation to build up some job security. Bettis opened the past season in the rotation and found some initial success before finishing with a lowly 5.01 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 6.0 K/9 in 120.1 innings. He shouldn't warrant much attention outside of NL-only leagues.
Bettis threw four innings against the Dodgers in the Rockies' 3-1 Cactus League defeat on Sunday, allowing one hit, walking none and striking out five.
It was a sharp outing for the right-hander, who faced the minimum 12 batters due to a double play and demonstrated solid control in firing 32 strikes in 49 pitches. Bettis was rolling in 2018, with a 2.43 ERA and three wins in four starts in April before blister issues knocked him out of action and he eventually returned in a bullpen role. After Sunday's game, manager Bud Black said Bettis is "pitching like a big-league starter" and that the club sees him in that role. Bettis is competing with Tyler Anderson, Antonio Senzatela and Jeff Hoffman for the final two spots in the rotation.
Bettis will start Colorado's Cactus League opener Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
The veteran starter is vying for a back-end spot in the Rockies' rotation this spring, and he'll get the first chance to prove that he belongs. Bettis sported a lackluster 5.01 ERA at the conclusion of 2018, though a closer look reveals he put up a 2.88 ERA away from Coors Field. He will have to beat out the likes of Antonio Senzatela and Jeff Hoffman.
Bettis is in competition for a rotation spot this spring, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Bettis started 20 games for the Rockies last season and appeared in another seven in relief. He finished the year with a 5.01 ERA, a mark which looks far more respectable when considering he threw 61 innings at Coors Field. His ERA was 2.88 when pitching away from home. The 29-year-old's primary competition for Colorado's fifth starter spot looks to be Antonio Senzatela and Jeff Hoffman.
Bettis signed a one-year, $3.325 million deal with the Rockies on Friday to avoid arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Bettis finished 2018 with a 5.01 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 80:47 K:BB over 120.1 innings. The 29-year-old worked out of the bullpen and was used as a spot starter after beginning the year in the starting rotation, but seems likely to be utilized more as a reliever in 2019.
Bettis allowed one unearned run on three hits in 2.2 innings Tuesday against the Phillies, striking out one and walking one in a no-decision.
Bettis was expected to go only a few innings at most in Tuesday's start, and he threw 33 pitches (22 strikes) before giving way to other relievers. It was the first start for Bettis since Aug. 12, and he now sports a 5.06 ERA and 1.41 WHIP to go with a 78:47 K:BB in 117.1 innings. If starter Tyler Anderson is not able to return to the rotation before season's end, Bettis could see another start, which would be a matchup against the Nationals at home.
Bettis will make a spot start Tuesday against the Phillies,
Manager Bud Black had previously suggested that Bettis was the leading candidate to fill the injured Tyler Anderson's (shoulder) rotation spot and later confirmed the right-hander would start after he went unused out of the bullpen in the Rockies' 10-1 series-opening win over the Phillies. The Rockies remain hopeful that Anderson will be able to return to the mound for the team's season-ending series with the Nationals over the weekend, so Tuesday's outing could go down as Bettis' final appearance of the season. Since Bettis hasn't started for the Rockies since Aug. 12 and isn't fully stretched out since transitioning to a bullpen role, Black said the 29-year-old would likely be capped at around 35-to-50 pitches before turning the game over to the relief crew.
Manager Bud Black said Bettis will probably start Tuesday against the Phillies, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Bettis is the leading candidate to step into the rotation for a spot start after Tyler Anderson (shoulder) was scratched from his scheduled start Monday. The right-hander has worked exclusively out of the bullpen in September, so he likely won't pitch deep enough to factor into the decision. In 19 starts this season, Bettis owns a 5.42 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 75:44 K:BB.
Bettis was officially moved to the bullpen and will be available during Thursday's game in Atlanta, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
As expected, Bettis was shifted a relief role with Antonio Senzatela (shoulder) expected to come off the 10-day DL and start Saturday. Bettis tossed 6.1 innings against the Dodgers on Sunday but that won't prohibit the right-hander from being ready to go if he's needed during Thursday's series opener. Through 19 starts with the club this year, he's logged a 5.42 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with 75 strikeouts across 106.1 innings. Bettis hasn't made a relief appearance in the majors since 2014.
|7/15/2019 vs San Francisco|
|vs San Francisco||5.0||0||0||3.60||0||2||4|
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 7 |
| 8 || 9 || 10 || 11 || 12 |
| 14 |
| 15 |
| 16 |
| 17 |
| 18 || 19 |
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils||4||1||1.13||10||9||0||0||0||48.0||44||11||6||0||0||10||39|
|2014||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||3||4||3.09||20||5||0||0||3||55.1||45||22||19||1||3||21||55|
|2015||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||0||0||0.00||1||1||0||0||0||3.1||2||0||0||0||0||2||4|
|2017||AA-Hartford Yard Goats||0||0||1.93||2||1||0||0||0||4.2||3||2||1||1||0||1||6|