Colorado Rockies, Chad Bettis Blown Out At Home By Los Angeles Angels


Jul 7, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman A. Pujols (5) celebrates with Los Angeles Angels right fielder K. Calhoun (56) and Los Angeles Angels center fielder M. Trout (middle) after hitting a home run during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies returned home on Tuesday night to face the Los Angeles Angels, and things got very ugly, very quickly for the home team. 

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Chad Bettis allowed four home runs and ten runs in the first three innings of the game, and the Colorado Rockies were blown out early by the Los Angeles Angels, 10-2, on Tuesday night in Denver.

Returning home from a dismal 3-7 road trip, the Rockies were looking for some home cooking, but they didn’t get it, with Bettis giving up the ten runs very early and putting the club in a hole immediately.

Four Angels — Albert Pujols, Mike Trout, Matt Joyce, and Chris Iannetta — slugged homers off Bettis, and the Rockies were down 10-0 when he was removed with one out in the third inning of Tuesday’s ball game.

The Rockies would later tack on two runs — one on a solo home run from Drew Stubbs — but obviously it was too little, too late.

The lone highlight for the Rockies came in the form of long reliever Yohan Flande, who tossed 5.2 scoreless innings, while allowing just two hits and a walk and striking out three Angels’ hitters, though the Rockies couldn’t pick him up enough to mount a rally during his time on the mound.

The Rockies and Angels meet again on Wednesday night in the final game of their abbreviated two-game series.

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