Who were the three pitchers involved in the last game where three Colorado Rockies blew a save in the same contest?
We tried to give you a clue to this one with the photo that was the lead photo for this article. It was Rafael Betancourt, just like the guy who is pictured right above.
Played at Miller Park in Milwaukee on May 20, 2011, the Rockies had plenty of chances to win the game but ultimately dropped a 7-6 decision. Part of the reason Colorado couldn’t capture the victory is because their relievers couldn’t nail down the victory.
It began in the bottom of the eighth with the Rockies leading 4-3. Betancourt entered the game and Casey McGehee, the first batter he would face, blasted a 1-0 pitch over the left-center field wall to tie the game.
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After Seth Smith knocked a triple to drive in Alfredo Amezaga in the top of the 13th to push the Rockies to a 5-4 lead, Huston Street was brought in to secure the win. However, just like Betancourt, Street gave up a home run on the second pitch he threw, with Yuniesky Betancourt sending the homer down the left field line.
Dexter Fowler looked to play hero in the top of the 14th with an RBI single, but the Brewers once again spoiled the party. After Ryan Braun drew a one-out walk, Prince Fielder blasted a two-run homer off Felipe Paulino to win the game.
So the trifecta of sadness that was the answer to this question was Rafael Betancourt, Huston Street, and Felipe Paulino.
Our last question involves pitching, but with a happier ending. One pitcher holds two impressive feats. He is not only the last pitcher to get a pinch hit for the Rockies, but he is also the last pitcher to earn a walk in a pinch-hitting role.
Who is he? Find out on the next page.