Colorado Rockies Waste Chad Bettis’ Good Start, Lose 3-1 In Phoenix


Jul 3, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher

Scott Oberg

(45) throws during the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks got together Wednesday night — the final day of September — for the second game of their series in the desert.

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It was one of those nights for the Colorado Rockies, who got five hits — two by Nolan Arenado — and only scored one run en route to their second straight defeated at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks, losing 3-1 on Wednesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix.

The Rockies actually got on board first, in the top of the second inning, when DJ LeMahieu knocked in Justin Morneau with a sacrifice fly in the top of the second inning. But that was all the Rockies could get on a day where Dbacks’ starter Chase Anderson and several relievers completely shut down Colorado’s offense.

The Dbacks scored single runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, two of which came off Rockies’ starter Chad Bettis, who threw the ball much better than the eventual loss he was tagged with would show. In six innings, Bettis allowed two runs — just one earned — on six hits and three walks, while striking out six hitters on 101 pitches (59 strikes).

The Dbacks only got eight hits themselves on Wednesday, but Rockies pitching walked six Dbacks — including two from reliever Scott Oberg, who didn’t record an out in the seventh inning in what would eventually bring in a key insurance run for the Dbacks.

The Rockies and Dbacks play again tomorrow night at 7:40 pm MT, the final game of their three-game series and the Rockies’ only chance not to get swept in Phoenix this week.

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