Rare Betancourt Sighting in Rox Win

It was only the seventh sighting of Rafael Betancourt this month and he almost pitched a clean inning, allowing no runs on two hits, to snap the 9 game losing streak as well as a few Arizona fan’s brooms in the process.

He wouldn’t have been needed if it wasn’t for the better than average work by Tyler Chatwood.  Chatwood picked up the rare win as a Rockies starter, putting him at 5-5 for the year.  He pitched 5 2/3 of three-hit, two-run baseball.  His only real mistake was giving up the two runs in one swing of the bat to Jason Kubel.

The Rockies offense was spraying balls all over the place and the final score of 4-2 could have been much higher if it wasn’t for some amazing inning ending double-plays by the DBacks.  One such play, in the bottom of the first, saw Tyler Colvin sliding hard into second and getting kicked in the head by a spinning Jake Elmore.  Elmore was able to throw out Nelson, despite the acrobatic rotation over the bag and his cleat coming into contact with Colvin’s skull.  It would be the first of two inning ending double-plays that saw Rockies runners stranded at third.

Not to be outdone, the Rockies had a few impressive plays, most coming from Josh Rutledge.  One could tell Rutledge has been watching Tulo tape as he threw out runners from deep in the hole and pirouetting behind second.

Andrew Brown proved he is adept at hitting the other way as he took a ball over the left field wall in the eighth, giving the Rockies an insurance run.  It wasn’t quite a “leave the park and bust Rich Dauer’s windshield” hit, but he’ll take it.

For those hoping for further Rockies collapse, perhaps tying up the team record for losses in a season, they will have to wait another day.  The Cubs will be in town for three and the battle for second to last place in the majors.  Both teams are tied with identical records at this point, 59-94.

 

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GARY
GARY
8 years ago

This is a good place for me to be a ray of light peaking thru the haze,or at least a chance to raise everyone’s ire.A week ago I bitched about the Sept “el foldo”as per last few seasons.Ag,was kind enough to fill out my thoughts with his ever present stats to basicly cement my position.However I now wish to change my opinion.This young kids have not quit,they are simply overmatched!The attempted comebacks during the losing streak were exciting and mostly… Read more »

jeem
jeem
8 years ago

[Overmatched]!

jeem
jeem
8 years ago

‘It wasn’t quite a “leave the park and bust Rich Dauer’s windshield” hit.”

Is that what happened when the one Saturday landed?

Jaredean
Jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  jeem

Yeah, it left stadium and went over the chocolate baccon shack and into the parking lot smashing into Dauers windshield and cracking it. It did bounce before leaving coors.

Miketober
Miketober
8 years ago

Viva la Management!

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago

We are quickly approaching my absolute favorite time of the MLB calendar year – nope not the divisional playoffs or World Series – but the off season transactions that lead up to spring training and then the final rosters. Which deals get done, which players change uniforms, and who pays too much for that aging free agent. Normally I would be itching to see which free agents might be available or if another team is about to give up on… Read more »

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago
Reply to  OrangeRocks

I hear you man! I’m so lost on all things Rockies that I don’t even know what the status of my boy EYJ? I did not think his injury was that serious, however, it seems a few months have passed and still no word on him. Is he still alive?

Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago

WOW!!! 14 games back of the Padres!!! God Bless you gentlemen who keep this page running during times like these! I have gone from checking box scores to simply looking at the score on the bottom line. Never since the Rockies existence have I been so out of touch with this ball club. Crazy!

Jeem
Jeem
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Thought it was me…

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