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Chad Bettis | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / COL
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The Rockies are pushing back Chad Bettis' next start.
Bettis lasted just one-third of an inning while giving up five runs last time out, so the Rockies will give him some extra rest. Tyler Chatwood is expected to start Wednesday against the Giants while Bettis will return next Saturday against the Padres. Sep 16 - 5:14 PM

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Chad Bettis lasted just one-third of an inning Thursday and gave up five runs in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

It's so impressive that Bettis made it back from cancer to pitch this year, but his velocity hasn't been the same and he also lacked control today, walking three of the seven batters he faced. The Rockies' rotation is completely up in the air at the moment, so it's hard to say whether Bettis will continue to get starts. He's 1-3 with a 6.23 ERA since returning.
Sep 14 - 8:04 PM

Chad Bettis earned his first victory of the 2017 season on Saturday, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings against the Dodgers.

Bettis punched out five on the night and didn't walk a batter. The Dodgers pushed across three runs against him in the fourth inning and Andre Ethier tacked on a solo shot in the fifth, but the Rockies' offense did enough to make him a winner. Bettis will carry a 4.98 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
Sep 10 - 3:09 AM

Chad Bettis surrendered five earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Tigers.

It was the second straight five-run drubbing against the 28-year-old right-hander, who now has a 4.88 ERA in 24 innings since returning from testicular cancer on August 14. Bettis walked two Detroit hitters and gave up seven hits, including two home runs. He'll face the Giants at home next.
Aug 30 - 6:17 PM

Chad Bettis gave up a season-high five runs over five innings Friday in a loss to the Braves.

The Braves got to him early. Bettis, making his third start after returning from surgery for testicular cancer, served up a two-run homer to Matt Kemp in the first inning before giving up three more runs (including a solo homer to Kurt Suzuki) in the second inning. He struck out three and walked a pair en route to his first loss of the season. He’ll try to get back in the win column next week against the Twins.
Aug 26 - 1:22 AM

Chad Bettis allowed three runs on eight hits over seven innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

All three of the runs Bettis allowed in the contest scored in the third inning, when he coughed up an RBI triple to Eric Thames, a sacrifice fly to Ryan Braun and a solo home run to Travis Shaw. Bettis struck out six and walked one over his seven innings of work. He will carry a sharp 1.93 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into a road start against the Braves next time he takes to the mound.
Aug 19 - 11:26 PM

Chad Bettis returned from cancer on Monday and blanked the Braves for seven innings in the Rockies' 3-0 victory.

Unfortunately, the win went to Michael Dunn, since the Rockies never scored until the bottom of the eighth. Still, the night was a huge success for Bettis. He struck out just two, but he got 12 outs on the ground. He almost gave up a run before even getting an out, but Ender Inciarte was thrown out at the plate while trying for an inside-the-park home run. It was rather smooth sailing from there. Bettis will face the Brewers at Coors next time out. As much as we're pulling for him, we still wouldn't recommend him for fantasy purposes.
Aug 15 - 1:19 AM

Rockies recalled RHP Chad Bettis from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Bettis will make his season debut with the Rockies on Monday against the Braves after working his way back from testicular cancer. He posted a 4.24 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 17/7 K/BB ratio in six rehab appearances covering 23 1/3 innings. As great of a story as it is, Bettis isn't a terribly appealing option for fantasy purposes.
Aug 14 - 4:46 PM

Rockies manager Bud Black confirmed that Chad Bettis (cancer) will make his season debut Monday against the Braves.

Bettis was diagnosed with testicular cancer last November and needed a round of chemotherapy this spring, but the 28-year-old right-hander has a clean bill of health now. He posted a 4.24 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 17/7 K/BB ratio in six rehab appearances covering 23 1/3 innings.
Aug 13 - 3:16 PM

Chad Bettis is likely to make his season debut on Monday against the Braves.

It's a day later than initially thought, as it appears the Rockies want Bettis to make his debut at home rather than on the road. Making his way back from a March diagnosis of testicular cancer, Bettis has posted a 4.24 ERA over 23 1/3 innings on his rehab assignment.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 9 - 12:18 PM

Rockies activated RHP Chad Bettis from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Bettis, who's been out all season following a March diagnosis of testicular cancer, is expected to join the Rockies' rotation on August 13 in Miami. The 28-year-old right-hander has posted a 4.91 ERA and 15/7 K/BB ratio through 18 1/3 innings on his minor league rehab assignment. He'll make one more rehab appearance.
Aug 5 - 4:16 PM

Chad Bettis (cancer) is on track to rejoin the Rockies' rotation on August 13 in Miami.

Bettis has posted a 4.91 ERA and 15/7 K/BB ratio over 18 1/3 innings on his rehab assignment to this point. He's slated for one more rehab outing at Triple-A Albuquerque before returning to the Rockies if all goes well. Bettis has been out all season after going through chemotherapy treatments following a diagnosis of testicular cancer.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 4 - 12:07 PM

Chad Bettis (cancer) scattered eight hits and five runs (three earned) over 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Bettis walked two and struck out five while throwing 55 of his 84 pitches for strikes. The results weren't great but Bettis has built his pitch count back up and should be nearing a return to the Rockies' starting rotation. Bettis has made an inspiring comeback from testicular cancer, returning to the mound just months after a series of grueling chemotherapy treatments. Thursday was his fifth rehab outing.
Aug 3 - 10:33 PM

Chad Bettis (cancer) allowed three runs over 2 2/3 innings Sunday in his latest minor league rehab start with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Bettis, who previously made two starts with Double-A Hartford, allowed six hits and two walks while striking out four. He was pulled after throwing 62 pitches. The results weren't the best, but Bettis is feeling good as he continues his comeback from testicular cancer. "Physically, I felt good and strong. I felt like I could've thrown a lot more," Bettis said after Sunday's outing. "But I worked on what I need to. I felt like I was able to execute some of the pitches that I really wanted to, but at the same time, it seemed like there's some stuff to work on." Bettis is slated to throw 75-80 pitches in his next rehab start on Friday before being reevaluated. He should join the Rockies' rotation at some point in August.
Jul 24 - 8:45 AM

Chad Bettis (cancer) will make his next rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

He'll log between 60 and 65 pitches. The right-hander will make another start for the Isotopes on Friday and is expected to throw about 80 pitches in that outing. After that, he should be ready to join the Rockies' rotation. Bettis looked sharp in his first two rehab appearances, allowing just one run over 4 2/3 innings for Double-A Hartford. The 28-year-old missed the first half of the season while undergoing treatment for testicular cancer.
Jul 22 - 6:20 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Ryan Hanigan
3Tony Wolters
4Tom Murphy
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Ryan McMahon
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Ian Desmond
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Raimel Tapia
3Mike Tauchman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Chad Bettis
3Kyle Freeland
4German Marquez
5Tyler Chatwood
6Jeff Hoffman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Adam Ottavino
3Jake McGee
4Pat Neshek
5Mike Dunn
6Chris Rusin
7Antonio Senzatela
8Scott Oberg
9Tyler Anderson
10Carlos Estevez
11Zac Rosscup
12Jairo Diaz